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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Nov 03, 2009

it was amazing

This was a reread in anticipation of the movie plus a kick in the pants to get me reading the rest of the series. I loved it both times and hardly care if there are oh so many similarities with Harry Potter. I'm pretty much for any series that gets boys reading happily and sends you back to the library shelves to delve a little deeper into the original stories. Percy Jackson is an appealing non-traditional hero--a troublemaker with ADHD--add the majesty and silliness of the various Gods, the cool descriptions of the Underworld and Olympus, loyal sidekicks Annabeth and Grover, the fun juxtaposition of our mortal world with ancient Greece and you have a fun read (and let's hope a great movie.)

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