Loved, Loved, Loved this book as a child/teenager. I loved it so much I remembered the title and bought a copy to keep on my shelf in more recent years. Admittedly, in my reread of it as an adult it is not the extraordinarily-awesome book I remember, but it was definitely an element of my loving to read and I still enjoyed the plot - what the story truly results in at the end - because it had higher elements than just the simple stories of regular people. The main character is a girl, so I presume females are more likely to enjoy the story.
If you choose to pick this up, which I hope you will or you will recommend it to a 'young' reader, I hope it is much enjoyed.
Very strange. Too hard to describe.
The ancient artifact was cursed.
Josie is on vacation in Greece with her father, his new girlfriend, and her best friend. While visiting the sacred island of Delos, she accidently stumbles upon an ancient artifact-a tiny statue of a Goddess. Immediately Josie is enchanted by the statue and she takes it with her when she leaves the island.
Then the trouble starts. A guy takes her for a boat ride and she is almost killed. Then the image of the Goddess begins to haunt her dreams. The Goddess wants something from Josie that she doesn't want to give.
The immortal wants to be mortal.
The Goddess wants Josie's life.
I have read this book many times, and enjoyed it very much. Josie takes a statue of a Goddess and the immortal want to be mortal. She wants Josie's life.