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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Jan 04, 09

Read in January, 2009

I'm not sure if I can vouch for how good it is, but I will say that it is quite fun. Yes, there is some eye-rolling stuff here, but the action is great and the story moves along nicely. The book tries to go out of its way not to talk down to kids, but to work with them at their level, which as an adult sometimes just sounds silly.

It is a bit cavalier with death at time (souls being destroyed and a character effectively being murdered by another character that you are supposed to care for).

Regardless, it is a compelling page turner and as long as you don't examine it too closely it is a real joy. I immediately started the second book after the first.

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