Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

 

For those of you that don’t know, The Percy Jackson books are literally my favorite ever! The main character, Percy Jackson, obviously, finds out that his mom has been keeping a giant secret from him: the Greek gods are real. That’s right, all of those myths you heard about Zeus, Athena, monsters like the Minotaur…they’re all true, and soon become Percy’s life, because he, himself, is a demigod. Demigods are half god, and half human. Percy’s mom is a human, and his father is one of the Greek gods, but you’ll have to read the book to find out which one! 😉

So he gets sent to Camp Half-Blood–another word for demigods–for protection. Once you know you’re a demigod, you’re more prone to monsters attacking you.

Basically, he meets a girl named Annabeth, and the two of them along with Percy’s best friend, Grover, go on a quest to find Zeus’s lost lightning bolt. Percy is accused with stealing it after his father claims him to be his child, and Zeus starts to think that Percy was being used to steal the power from him all along.

I know that was confusing, but I trust that you’ll love the humor with which Rick Riordan writes, and you’ll come to love it just like I did.

My personal opinion about this book? Out of all five in the series, it wasn’t my favorite, bu it definitely wasn’t my least favorite. For the Percy Jackson series, I never really seemed to have a favorite character, but I few that I particularly like include Thalia Grace and Nico di Angelo, two people who you do not meet in this book, so it’s irrelevant at this point.

Just keep in mind that Percy is a pretty social person, and he meets lots and lots of people throughout the series that you don’t want to miss out on. 🙂

I give this book a 8 out of 10, because it’s one of the books that got me into reading in the first place. It is highly entertaining, and gave me a nice Greek mythology education (All of the books did.) which gave me a nice fascination with the subject.

I was obsessed with these books for a good year before I read the Harry Potter books, but I still love them all.


Please, tell me what you think of this book, or these books in general. Comment even if you aren’t sure about these books even after this not-so-gentle nudging.

Yellow Eccentricity ❤

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