So Percy Jackson and the Olympians is not the best book series in the world but I can definitely see why kids like my little brother love it so much....moreSo Percy Jackson and the Olympians is not the best book series in the world but I can definitely see why kids like my little brother love it so much. Percy Jackson has an air of magic around it reminiscent of the Harry Potter series (still has a ways to go before it's on par with the series but come on, Harry Potter is one of the greatest things to have hit this planet earth since the invention of Cheez-its- kind of hard to match). The mood is pretty fast-pased and doesn't delve to far into character or plot-depth which for younger kinds is great because most of them don't want to read a super-long book which focuses to closely into these areas (like Eragon for example). I would have liked a lot more plot-depth and character-development and blah but it was a Saturday, I was bored and Percy Jackson is a really quick and easy read so...voila! And I dunno..even though it's kind of lame I think I've grown attached, I can't deny it I find these characters sorta adorable. Even if their jokes aren't all that funny (sea-weed brain?) and they don't exactly follow correct mythology. It's kind of like finding a stray dog that looks sort of like your old one that died so you take it home but then give it away to your six year old cousin so you can just love it from the side-lines because no matter what you can't bring your dead dog back, and besides this one was only kind of like your dog, it was missing the ability to fly on a broomstick and play quiditch like a master, it also didn't have a lightening shaped scar and your little cousin will enjoy it so much more then you and OH MY HARRY POTTER WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END!?!
Anywho, Percy Jackson gets a solid 2.5/3 from me. (less)