Book Review

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book Cover Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan
Disney Hyperion Books
June 28th 2005

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena - Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Percy Jackson is one of those book series that absolutely everyone should read.

I must admit that this took me a lot longer to read then I would like to admit but when your 4 year old wants to read with you then you do it.

For him to like this book it must be good.

Greek Mythology has always been a favourite of mine and this book was good. I get the impression it is aimed at eveyrone and well if it isn’t you should still read it.

I love how it is practically action packed from start to finish. It feels like your on a roller coaster that just goes fast no matter what. This book just didn’t slow down and that is what I like when reading. Books that don’t just suddenly feel like they have no where to go.

The author, Rick Riordan has a talent for telling stories and I just got completely swept up in this one.

This isn’t your typical book, yes its full of monster but it seems to have a deeper meaning. One about finding yourself and friendship.

Overall I liked this book.

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