Book: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
Young Adult ~ Fantasy
Hyperion Books  / Jan 2005
Quality Paperback / 400 Pages
Series Percy Jackson & The Olympians #1

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
With cover art from the major motion picture, this first installment of Rick Riordan's best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.

I picked this book up because I saw the movie & wanted to read the book

What I liked the Most? What's not to like about an easy read that keeps you in suspense

What I liked the Least? Some of the tasks seemed a bit too easy really

Review: Ok, hold up internet world, yeah there are some similarities between the Percy Jackson & Harry Potter worlds, but dabnabit, they are both good series, get over it.

Now on to Percy's story, I was totally into the whole Greek aspect of the book and wowser, Rick nailed it. I particularly adored the way that Annabeth would explain things to Percy. Now as it says in the pick up line, I watched the movie BEFORE I read the book, but in reality, this didn't do anything to detract from the storyline, because the movie focused on so few aspects of the story.

Do yourself a favor & read the book then make up your own mind.

Recommended to: Everyone really

Best Quote: “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

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