Thursday, December 20, 2012

Michelle Review's: Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief

When I picked up this book, I wasn't expecting to love it. I thought it would be one of those fun reads that you can complete in a night; nothing more, nothing less. Well It was a fun, quick read, but it is also one of those books that contain characters that will live in your heart forever.

The story is about young demigods. Demigods are created when a God and a mortal have a child. The Demigod that narrates this book is of course Percy Jackson.

Percy is a 12-year old boy that is just trying to get through middle school in one piece. He lives with his mom and his awful stepdad "smelly Gabe". Percy narrates with humor and sarcasm throughout the book. When Percy finds out his true heritage he goes to Camp Half-blood where he meets Grover the satyr and Annabeth daughter of Athena. Together they go on an epic journey to find Zeus's lighting bolt. On their quest, they meet Ares, Medusa, Poisiden, Hades, The Furies, and more than enough greek monsters.

Not only is this book good for a laugh, but it is also a really fun way to learn Greek mythology. As you read, you feel as if you are personally in the presence of all of the Gods and creatures.

I cannot wait to continue the journey with Percy and his friends!

This is definitely not a book to judge by its cover. It is so much more than a children's book and certainly deserves a prime space on my book shelf.

So what did you think about The Lighting Thief? Do you want to read it now? Let me know in the comments below!



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