Sunday, February 14, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Title: The Lightening Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy
Rating: PG, Thumbs up

What I like: This book was cute, I didn't really know what to expect. I'm not really into Mythology, but it was a fun read. And I think I'll read the next books. I really like having a romantic subplot in books, there isn't really one in this book, but there's potential for the next books, so I'm curious to see what happens with that. It does read like a middle school boys book,(who probably don't care about romantic subplots) but it's fun.

Synopsis: Percy Jackson is not like other kids, he's bounced around from school to school, he's dyslexic, has ADD, and is known as a trouble maker. Bad things just seem to follow him. It's when Percy's math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him he knows it can't just be bad luck. With the help of his mother and his best friend Grover, Percy finds out he's a hero, a half blood--son of a god and son of a mortal--and better get into Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for kids like Percy, before any other monsters can track him down. Percy is summoned on a quest, and must prove himself to the gods by turning his weaknesses into strengths and fulfilling their requests.

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