Nothing spectacular, got this at a book sale for like fifty cents, I guess it was worth my money. I didn't have to read it and am not really happMeh.
Nothing spectacular, got this at a book sale for like fifty cents, I guess it was worth my money. I didn't have to read it and am not really happy that I did. It was too obvious, I much prefer 1984. The only good thing about this book was that it was short. ...more
I love this book I find it powerful and alluring. I think that it's a book everyone should read. what would happen if we took all choice away from peoI love this book I find it powerful and alluring. I think that it's a book everyone should read. what would happen if we took all choice away from people, all pain, all hardship? A perfect society would have all citizens monitored and repressed emotionally. You want to meet Jonas and live in the world that is very Pleasantville. Black and white and smiles for everyone. Jonas is picked because he is special, he is asked to experience color, emotions, pain, and live a life completely different from anything he has ever known.
Great read for anyone fourth grade and up with enough to make adults think about what it means to live is a community where there are no choices. Give yourself a day and read this book. Also don't forget to read the next two in the series.
This is one of those books that I occasionally pick up just to read again for the love of the story and Jonah. I actually wrote one of my Standardized Test Essays on him. This book is wonderful, I'm so worried that the movie will ruin it.
There are three other books in this series, each of which are their own self contained story. The last book unfortunately is pretty terrible and you should only read it if you really really really want to and you somehow got it for free. ...more
A beautiful tale through the Irish Mythologies. It makes me want to read more about it, and see if this story and the myths line up.
Following Pige anA beautiful tale through the Irish Mythologies. It makes me want to read more about it, and see if this story and the myths line up.
Following Pige and his sister Brigit this story is about how they meet many of the heroes in Irish folklore all while trying to defeat the Morrigan and her brood.
Really can't say much more than that without telling the whole story basically if you can get a copy to read do it, as it is magical, sweet, and one of those stories that you can read again and again and think to yourself, I forgot that part!
This is a book that I love. I will read this series again and again. Following the story of Percy as he discoveRound 2--------------------------------
This is a book that I love. I will read this series again and again. Following the story of Percy as he discovers that the Greek gods are real and they are now here in America. He has been accused of stealing from Zeus and is sent out to find his master lightening bolt before the Winter solstice. Along the way he and his two friends have to navigate the monsters that have also come with the Greek gods. With a smile Riordan takes us into updated modern versions of those classics.
An absolutely amazing series and this one sets the sometimes serious, usually a side of fun mixed with wit. Percy is a hero that children who have behavioral issues, or just feel a little like an outcast can relate to.
For boys and girls third grade on up this is a series that can get reluctant readers into reading.
------------------------------------------------------- I love this book. Trapped in it from beginning to end. I laughed throughout. A short summary because I think that you need to read it. IT IS NOT HARRY POTTER
A young boy finds out that the Greek Gods and Goddesses are real. Now he has to help find something that was stolen from the gods before there is a disastrous fight amongst them. Percy along with his friends travels across America to find the stolen item. Along the way you meet up with different gods, goddesses, and monsters. If you know the stories you will love this series.
I love this book, and for everyone who whines "This is Harry Potter" no you are terribly wrong this is NOT harry potter. This series can be read by a third grader who is able to read them all. Whereas HP can only be read by younger kids until the fourth book where the entire series gets too dark, depressing, and deals with things like making out, killing of children, and practical rape of a muggle woman. Percy on the other hand stays true to the audience that it sells to and has an ending that all can be happy with. The same cannot be said for HP. At no point in time did I stop and think, this should not be in the children's section. Nor did I ever stop to think, this is a terrible book for a child to read. I recommend this book to everyone. Though it is especially good for
-boys who don't want to read -fantasy lovers -Mythology enthusiasts -everyone who can read
I have not found one person who doesn't love this series. These books are meant to be devoured and shared. A book you will not regret....more
This is a great follow up, we get to look farther into the Greek mythology. What other children of the gods are there? What happens when some of themThis is a great follow up, we get to look farther into the Greek mythology. What other children of the gods are there? What happens when some of them are considered monsters? Percy has been having a great school year...for him. It's his last day of school and all he has to do is finish his exams. The only friend he's made is Tyson, he's large easily scared, and has some development problems. Percy is the only person in the whole school who stands up for him and protects him. When he starts having nightmares about his best friend Grover, then monsters attack, and Annabeth shows up Percy knows something is going on at camp.
Thalia's tree has been poisoned and the camp's borders are being threatened by monsters, Chiron has been fired and the new activities coordinator is prisoner #1 from Hades. Again Riordan takes the old myths and stories of the ancient Greeks and updates them.Percy and his friends have to sail through the Sea of Monsters, the same one that Odysseus had to sail to get home. With clever and fun twists on stories like the Hydra, and the Bermuda triangle Riordan creates a world that makes anything seem possible.
Can they save the camp, rescue Grover, and get back before Thalia's tree dies? Will Annabeth give in to her deepest wishes?
If you've read the series you will be scrambling for this one. Percy and Annabeth are trying to find a way to defend the camp against Luke's invadingIf you've read the series you will be scrambling for this one. Percy and Annabeth are trying to find a way to defend the camp against Luke's invading forces. Are they willing to brave something that makes Clarisse shake in her combat boots?
Digging deep for myths that many fans will be running to their mythology books to look up, along with many of the classics updated for the modern reader. This one is where the humor isn't as prevalent and there is a little bit of a darker breeze rolling through. ...more