Sunday, July 19, 2015

Book Review: The Lightning Thief: book One of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series (Rick Riordan)

The Lightning Thief
By: Rick Riordan
    Genre: Fiction, Greek
Mythology, Young Adult. Speculative Fiction


Percy Jackson 1.jpgPercy 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.






      Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time that I review this series because it is the one that got me into reading, as well as one of my favorite hobbies, Greek mythology. Yes, I am a nerd. Haven't we already established that? None the less, I hold this series near and dear to my heart. Anyway, onto the review, my friends.

    This book starts off with a troubled 12 year old kid named Percy Jackson-who lives in New York with his mom- and his best friend Grover. He is constantly going in and out of schools for many different reasons, and never feels like he truly belongs. Until one day, when he has to kill his math teacher because she is really a monster(aren't all math teachers?). A while after that he finds out that his Greek Mythology teacher is Chiron(go figure), and also that his best friend is really a satyr...Yeah. I love this book, oh my gosh. He, his mother and Grover are chased by the Minotaur. in the chase Percy kills the beast and then passes out(*swoon* what a manly man.We all end up having a crush on him in the end). He wakes up in Camp Half-Blood, a camp for demigods, and meets Annabeth Chase(*wiggles eyebrows*), along with many others. I'm not going to tell you all the details, but some pretty awesome stuff goes down. Percy ends up going on a quest. He kills like ten thousand monsters, goes to the Underworld and talks to Hates, kills Medusa, and defeats Ares. You know, just the everyday norm. He's a hero, and this review probably doesn't do the book that much justice. But trust me its amazing, it says it for kids, but lets be honest, its for all ages.
 
  Okay, so that was my first review. Not bad, eh? Make sure you guys read my next review of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Hopefully my reviews get better as I do more.
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