OMG Classics: Greek Gods #squadgoals
Zeus, a king of the gods always in search of a new bae.
A squad of goddesses who can’t resist stirring the pot.
And the selfie-obsessed heroes out for all the likes.
If you have trouble telling Perseus from Theseus (#Greek2Me) or have ever wondered about Oedipus’s tragic dating profile or why Medusa’s Instagram never got traction—this satirical book of Greek myths retold for the Internet age is for you!
tl;dr D’Aulaires’ and Homer’s Greek myths told through characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any reader—young or old—with a sense of humor!
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.
By Courtney Carbone
In the current climate of fast paced communications and bite sized bits of information comes OMG Classics, Greek Gods #Squadgoals.
As creative as it is hilariously entertaining, this clever little book gives the mythology buff something they’ve never seen before. And for young reluctant readers #Squadgoals gives a unique look into Greek mythology via a platform they can easily relate to: text stories. But the thing that really surprised me was how accurate the stories were. I can easily see how this book could become a gateway teaser to guide young readers into the wonderfully messed up world of the Greek Gods.
A quick read for sure, but I LOL’d my way through it while sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. (I even took a few pics to send a friend because it was just THAT funny! Perseus’ GoSendMeDrachmas Fund LOL)
I was thrilled to see OMG Classics has a full line up of text tales that I will be adding to my personal library. Srsly Hamlet, YOLO Juliet, A Midsummer Night #Nofilter, Macbeth #Killingit, Scrooge #Worstgiftever, and Darcy swipes left (