Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book #1, The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is not a normal boy.  His father disappeared before he was born, and he moves around a lot and is troubled with ADHD and dyslexia.  He eventually discovers he is a demi-god, the son of Poseidon (god of the sea)!  Upon arriving at a safe haven for demi-gods, Camp Half-Blood, Percy defeats the Minotaur.  In the process he loses his mother to Hades (god of the Underworld).  Percy finds that Zeus is accusing Percy of stealing his master bolt and threatening to start a war with Poseidon.  Percy and his friends set out on a quest to prevent a war of the gods and get Percy's mother back.  This is a great story about friendship, magical powers and adventure.  It is a long book, but is an interesting and quick read.  Kids who are interested in Greek mythology may enjoy this first book in Rick Riordan's epic series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
By Payne N.

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