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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Nov 08, 11

bookshelves: kids, fantasy, kindle
Read in September, 2011

I'd delayed picking this up because flipping through it in a bookstore I found the writing to be a little to juvenile for me. It seemed like one of many books riding the Harry Potter train, and I didn't think I would enjoy it. Fortunately, it's pretty cheap on the Kindle and I wanted something fluffy to read.

I got much more than I expected out of the book, I really enjoyed it! Riordan plays with the idea of modern gods and their children and introduces a lot of classical ideas without bogging you down in the facts about Greek mythology. Hopefully this will intrigue enough kids to get them to read some of the myths rather than Riordan's plays on them.
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