What are the best mythology books for middle school students?

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    #1The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Jacob Walters
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Odyssey is an absolute classic detailing the Epic of Odysseus and his journey home it is a great read for anyone particularly middle school students learning about mythology."
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    #2The Iliad

    The Iliad

    The Iliad is the first and also most important literary achievement in the history of ancient Greek and mankind. It's an epic poem without rival in world literature that explains the story of the last year of the Trojan War. 

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    Roger Freeman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I completed this book and was amazed. If you are interested in Western literature this book is definitely for you. "
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    #3The Song of Achilles

    The Song of Achilles

    Song of Achilles is a book by Madeline Miller that tells a story of Achilles and his life story based from Homer's The Iliad. It contains all his sufferings and triumphs during Trojan war. 

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    Patricia Gardner
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Song of Achilles is a very painful read. It seems to take forever to read it, and it wasn't worth my time."
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    #4The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Crystal Parker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "a good modern choice"
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    #5The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)
    Carter and Sadie were reunited by their father Julius for a research experiment, but it unleashed a result far more terrifying than Julius ever wanted. An ancient dangerous god is awakening, and the siblings can only stop him by discovering and embracing their lineage.
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    Austin Fields
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Great book. This one is great for young teens. It features a 12 year old main character , a very likeable one at that, and is very entertaining and engaging throughout. I found myself really enjoying it. The hours just flew by."
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    #6Goddess Interrupted

    Goddess Interrupted
    Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter is a fiction novel originally published in 2012. This book follows the story of Kate crowned as the Queen of the Underworld and the abduction of her King - Henry - during her coronation.
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    Juan Snyder
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I like the storyline. The plot intrigues me. I love fantasy novels and Kings, Queens, and other middle age themed tales are fascinating. I would bu the paperback at 8.49."
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    #7Metamorphoses

    Metamorphoses

    The poems of Ovid bring us a collection of mythological tales about the idea of the transformation as a result of love or lust, and the beginning of the World and the deification of Emperor Augustus. 

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    Charlotte Ding
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My middle schooler was required to read this for school. While I enjoyed the book, it was too complex for a middle school student. Definitely more of an adult mythology book."
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    #8Isle of Winds (The Changeling)

    Isle of Winds (The Changeling)

    Isle of Winds tells the story of Robin Fellows, a 12-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother. His life is turned upside down when his grandmother died so he has to live with his long-lost relative. There, he discovers things about his great aunt and himself.
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    Ruth Bates
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Isle of Winds is just an okay mythology book. It is a bit simpler, which can be better for middle school students, but it is also lacking a bit in imagination in its storytelling style, so it is nowhere close to being the best of its genre."
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    #9The Thief (The Queen's Thief)

    The Thief (The Queen's Thief)

    The Thief, the first book in Megan Turner's The Queen's Thief series, is about Eugenides, who was thrown to prison because he bragged about being the best thief but was then given a way out by stealing something for the King.

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    Janice Barnes
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is definitely not the best option, it is not even about mythology. "
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    #10Athena the Proud

    Athena the Proud

    Athena the Proud is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2014 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Athena. Athena the Proud is the 13th book in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Kimberly Robertson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Athena the Proud is one of the all time greatest mythology books for middle school aged students. The book entertains young readers while also teaching about the Goddess and others of the time period. It might be one of my favorite books read in class this semester."
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    #11Persephone the Phony

    Persephone the Phony

    Persephone the Phony is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2010 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Persophone. Persephone the Phony is the second book in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Hansika Chavan
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I am a big fan of children's books and believe in giving each book a chance before i can discredit it.Therefore i would give this a try."
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    #12Wind Catcher

    Wind Catcher
    Wind Catcher is a fantasy filled science fiction novel written by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef. It was published March 21, 2015 by Evolved Publishing. It is the third installment in the A Chosen Novel Series.
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    Lisa Henderson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This was an interesting read according to my 11 year old. He said and I quote "I've read better". Yet, he still managed to finish it in a few days. Worth a shot."
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    #13Medusa the Mean

    Medusa the Mean

    Medusa the Mean is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2011 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Medusa. Medusa the Mean is the eight book in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Jeffrey Jackson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Medusa the Mean is quite a ridiculous book. It's like when Medusa goes to high school. In middle school, I could understand about mythology in a mature manner. The more advanced middle school students will be put off by the nonacademic nature."
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    #14Athena the Wise

    Athena the Wise

    Athena the Wise is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2011 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Athena. Athena the Wise is the fifth book in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Tammy Henry
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My daughter really liked this book! It was funny and was a very good read for her. I would highly recommend for any younger girls!"
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    #15Aphrodite the Beauty

    Aphrodite the Beauty
    Aphrodite the Beauty is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2010 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Aphrodite. Aphrodite the Beauty is the third book in the Goddess Girls series.
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    Wayne Stevens
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Although the book Aphrodite the Beauty is written for 8-12 ages children, it looks like it is for little bit below than that aged of children. It is a decent book to introduce the mythology world to kids but it is not that great. If your kids love this book, you should let them have the whole Goddess Girls series though. "
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    #16Aphrodite the Diva

    Aphrodite the Diva

    Aphrodite the Diva is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2011 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Aphrodite. Aphrodite the Diva is the sixth book in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Denise Meyer
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "These are cute stories for young girls. My daughter is 8 and she really likes this series. It is similar to a teen show you would see on television, but it gets her reading so I don't mind. She has learned a bit about Greek mythology too so that is an added bonus."
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    #17Persephone the Daring

    Persephone the Daring

    Persephone the Daring is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2013 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Persephone. Persephone the Daring is the 11th in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Felipe Aguirre
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Persephone the Daring is one of the best mythology books for middle school students out there. It's funny and adventurous and kids won't be bored. There's also 10 other books in the series before this one if they want to read more."
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    #18Cassandra the Lucky

    Cassandra the Lucky

    Cassandra the Lucky is a fantasy book for children written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Published in 2013 by Alladin, it focuses on the adventures of Cassandra. Cassandra the Lucky is the 12th in the Goddess Girls series.

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    Jose Smith
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Cassandra the Lucky has to be one of the better mythology books that I read as a kid in middle school. This book is a fantasy books but it had a lot of true information that is sure to help any kid learn about mythology."

Summary

Best What are the best mythology books for middle school students
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The OdysseyBooks 53 Paid
2The IliadBooks 49 Paid
3The Song of AchillesBooks 48 Paid
4The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 47 Paid
5The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)Books 45 Paid
6Goddess InterruptedBooks 40 Paid
7MetamorphosesBooks 40 Paid
8Isle of Winds (The Changeling)Books 36 Paid
9The Thief (The Queen's Thief)Books 12 Paid
10Athena the ProudBooks 0 Paid
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