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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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May 22, 12


Riordan is trying very hard to appeal to a young adult audience. My son loved this book and recommended it to me. I read it, along with my Science Fiction/Fantasy class I teach at the high school. I mean, it is okay--but it doesn't live up to the hype.

My main use for it is introducing the Greek/Roman mythology. It is unique in how it kind of modernizes the myths. But after that, it's really thin on new ideas. When you read it, don't expect to be dazzled intellectually.
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