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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Oct 14, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens, fantasy, fiction, z_read_in_2008, mythology, reviewed, just_plain_fun, on_the_screen, 5_stars
Recommended to JG (The Introverted Reader) by: Emily
Read in October, 2008

Percy Jackson tries to be good, but circumstances just don't allow him to be. Trouble always seems to find him. Let's not talk about what happens to his math teacher his sixth grade year... At the end of sixth grade, Percy and his mom take off for a trip to the beach. Late in the night, it sounds like a hurricane blows up and they're running for their lives. Percy winds up at Half-Blood Hill, a summer camp for the children of...Greek gods? An evil plot is afoot and Percy needs to clear his name and unravel the mystery with the help of his two friends, Annabeth and Grover.

I loved this! I've always enjoyed mythology and this was an original take on the old myths for children. But don't think it's only for children--adults will enjoy it too. Percy, Annabeth and Grover are fantastic, smart, fun characters. I loved reading about how the toga-wearing Greek gods from my school days have morphed to fit into the twentieth century. (Is anyone really surprised that Ares rides a chopper?) The mystery kept me guessing and the action was just right.

I highly recommend this for kids and adults who aren't afraid to read children's books. I'll be reading the rest of the series.
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message 1: by Luffy (new)

Luffy Intriguing and articulate review. I'm not fully convinced but then I'm heavily biased against many YA authors. nthice bitten, etc...


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