Dusssie by Nancy Springer

DusssieThis is another Medusaesque story, based on the ancient Greek myth.  One morning, Dussie wakes up to find her head covered in snakes.  She is obviously completely freaked out.  Then, in the space of 24 hours, she learns her mom is a Gorgon (yep, a real Greek Gorgon which means her looks can turn people to stone), turns the boy she has a crush on to stone, and meets The Sisterhood (a group of women from mythology….think Sphinx, harpy, etc).  So her life pretty much sucks.  But she somehow manages to make friends, learn about her snakes, and figure a way out of this mess.  This is a great book that explores mythology in a modern setting.  Springer, as usual, does a great job of conveying what it would be like to be a character from mythology. 

Posted by: Kate

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    Angela said,

    I want a short recommendation, not a super long one!!!!!


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