Friday, May 6, 2011

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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.

My 11 year-old insisted I read this book. It's only fair that I read what my kids suggest since I'm constantly making suggestions for them. :)
GREAT BOOK! I love learning about mythology while being entertained. I know you've heard this before: the book is better than the movie. But I still enjoy the movie.
My 11 year old gave me the next book in the series with a note: "If you enjoyed Lightning Thief you'll like this book too!"

Rating: PG

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  1. These books literally almost started a war in my house. I had three kids trying to read them at the same time and they were fighting over who got to read the next one. But, they turned my now 10-year-old into a reader so I love them for that. And I thought they were pretty cool too!

  2. Great story! Thanks for stopping by Jennifer and congrats on your book!