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The Hidden Oracle - Trials of Apollo series, #1
by Rick Riordan

Book Summary

Apollo is obviously the best thing before sliced bread - even before bread. The problem is, Zeus is angry with him, and that's never a good thing. As punishment, Apollo is forced to live indefinitely as the lowest of the low - an American teenager. He has skin problems, scrawny muscles, and his selfish ego keeps him from playing well with others, even demigods at Camp Half-Blood. Worst of all, none of his former powers work anymore. He's got plenty of enemies, and narcissism to spare.

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The Trials of Apollo

Book Review

It is quite delightful to see arrogant Apollo suffering repeated humiliations, and still, he tries to walk around with his former swagger. The plot isn't terribly memorable - lots of adventures and visits from characters from the two prior series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus - but the humor is back, and that's 376 pages of an enjoyable, funny ride.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Selfishness vs. Generosity
  • Growing Up
  • Friendships
  • Greek / Roman Mythology

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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