Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - review | Children's books | The GuardianAlready have an account? Log in! This book is the 1st book out of 5. It's about a boy that has a lot of weird things happen to him throughout his life. In 2nd grade his class went to the park.
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And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse — Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and most of it is down to the characters, especially the trio — Percy, Annabeth and Grover. This is an action-packed read and though it did slow down halfway through, I enjoyed learning more about the mythological heroes, heroines and the monsters alongside Percy. The world-building was straightforward and instead of being bombarded with info dumping, we are treated to a gradual learning course in mythology though I am still yearning to gain more in-depth knowledge and hear more stories. And it also helped that Camp Half-Blood was incredible, and I can safely add this to my list of magical settings I would like to visit!
The novel charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod , the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go on a quest to find Zeus 's stolen lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. The Lightning Thief was published in July The book has sold over 1. This novel is followed by The Sea of Monsters and spawned two sequel series and the extended universe of the Camp Half-Blood chronicles. His son had been studying Greek mythology in second grade and asked that his father come up with bedtime stories based on Greek myths. Riordan had been a Greek mythology teacher in middle school for many years and was able to remember enough stories to please his son.
Meet Percy Jackson. He is twelve years old, and he decides to tell us the story of his past year. On the first day of summer, just after his sixth-grade year, Percy discovers that something is wrong with him. Or rather, something is right with him. He learns that he is a half-blood: half-human, half-god. He is taken to Camp Half-Blood in New York, a camp for kids just like him that is safe from monsters that like to attack half-bloods. At camp, Percy learns more information about himself: his father is Poseidon, god of the Sea and brother to Zeus and Hades.