Hi there! I’m back with another book!
I’ve been on such a roll lately. I’ve finally had the time to finally get reading and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, the days that I’ll only be reading academic articles are nearing…
Anyway! I recently read the first book in the Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
I’ve always been a fan of the films and I’d bought this book quite a while back but never got around to actually picking it off my bookshelf and reading it.
A little while back, I finally picked it off my shelf, brushed the dust off and dove right in.
Not to long after, I was already turning the last page…
If you’re interested in Greek mythology and quests, I’m sure you’ll like this one! I first thought it might be too immature for me considering the fact that it’s actually about a 12 year old boy who finds out he’s half-god and that the story-telling will be aimed towards a younger audience. However, I didn’t encounter that feeling at all. I usually turn away from books targeted towards a younger audience because of the writing-style. This one didn’t come off as childish at all! It was easy to read but at the same time, as a reader, you don’t feel like you’re being “talked” to as a child.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first of five books in the series. It revolves around Percy, who doesn’t ever feel like he fits in. He has a history of being kicked out from schools and thus friends wasn’t really a concept he was familiar with. However now he’s got Grover, who’s kind of a “whimp” but is his friend nonetheless.
He never knew his father but knows that he was a great man, according to his loving mother. And then one day his math teacher tries to kill him… Everything changes after that. He is brought to camp Half-Blood where he makes more friends and ends up going on a quest.
Percy and his friends meet many people who may or may not be on his side. It’s a book about friendship, betrayal, and courage.
This page-turner leads up to a surprising turn of events just in the last pages when all seems well. (You’ll probably know this if you’ve seen the film)
Although I’d seen the film, I still found the book intriguing and thought it quite a page-turner.
The book explains Greek mythology with such an ease, which was what attracted me towards the book and film in the first place. The book explains the mythology in a way that the film never could.
I give this book 4.5/5! I really enjoyed this book and I was quite sad when it was over. Luckily there’s a whole series waiting to be read!
Have you read this book? What did you think? Are you interested in Greek mythology?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Smile, because Greek mythology is amazing!
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