Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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.

My Thoughts:

Cover/Title: I was really looking forward to reading this book. It wasn't the cover or title that drew me in. It was the Greek mythology. I love Greek mythology! The kids wanted to do a "family book club" so I immediately thought of this series.

Character: I really liked the characters but I knew I would. I love that the half-bloods star more in the book. I love seeing their POV about being the child of a God.

Plot: Percy discovers just how different he is and meets other kids like himself. His father claims him and suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous quest.

Overall: I absolutely loved this book! I love how Cerberus was portrayed. I am so glad I decided to do this book club with my kids. I can't wait to read book 2.

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