The Lightening Thief

Description from Goodreads:

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. 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. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Review:

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan was published by Disney Hyperion Books in 2006 and has 375 pages.

What a fun book!  This is exactly what middle grade fiction should be and it is obvious why this series has been so very succussful.

The Lightening Thief introduces readers to Percy Jackson.  This is the story of a 12 year old boy with a somewhat tumultuous past.  Readers follow Percy as he goes on a quest to keep the gods from going to war against each other.

Percy’s story is inventive and humorous.  Riordan does an amazing job of introducing Greek mythology in a modern format that is sure to keep young readers interested.

Recommended for fans of mythology and middle grade fiction.  You won’t be able to put this one down.

About the Author:

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on his  Official Website , Twitter and via his official blog.

Rating:  5 Plot Monster Spiders

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Notable Quotes:

“Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.”
― Rick Riordan

“The real world is where the monsters are.”
― Rick Riordan

MDW original review.  Source:  Library.

 

 

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