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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Feb 01, 11

bookshelves: childrens-young-adult
Read from January 18 to February 01, 2011

The fact that I like this book at all defies logic. The fact that I kind of loved it is down right mystifying. I gave the Harry Potter books my best effort but couldn't get into them. I generally don't like Fantasy and I'm not a pre-pubescent boy, so why this one clicked, I'll never know.

My son had been wanting me to read it for months and I kept putting it off assuming it would be a chore and that I would politely tell him it was "good" regardless of what I thought. But once I finally did start it I totally bought into it! The initial set up was a little off putting but after that I found myself seeking it out every spare minute I had and was even late to work a day or two because I got caught up in the story and lost track of time.

THIS NEVER HAPPENS TO ME!!! I'm not a plot-driven reader. It occurred to me that I might be suckered in by the whole son seeking his mom drama but it wasn't just that. I actually liked the action scenes as well.

and of course it was a bonus to be able to genuinely share my son's enthusiasm. To say "I knew it was _____!, when did you realize it was _____? I knew it when he started falling in the pit." etc, etc,etc.

So 5 stars just because my enjoyment took me so off guard.
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01/20/2011 page 100
27.0% "I'm actually liking this. weird."

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karen same thing happened to me. minus the son.

Malbadeen really? I had you pegged as a Harry Potter lover.

karen i have never read any of them. nor seen the movies...

Percabeth I was also taken on every word I let every word sink in and I absorbed it until I got to the fifth I was actually very emotional of what happened!

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