Monday, March 1, 2010

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Book review by Christian

This amazing book is about Percy Jackson. It begins in present day New York City. Things quickly change when Percy finds out he is the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. Because Percy is half god, he must go to Camp Half-Blood. On the way, a Minotaur attacks Percy, his mom, and his best friend Grover, who is a Satyr. Percy’s mom gets captured during the attack, and Percy gets injured. Grover helps Percy complete his trek to the camp. At camp he learns sword fighting and archery. He also learns that Zeus’s master bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Percy must then set out to the Underworld to find the bolt and redeem his name. Along the way, he fights monsters and discovers that Ares, the God of War, has actually taken Zeus’s master bolt. Percy, Grover, and another camper named Annabeth must hurry to Olympus to tell Zeus the truth about his bolt and prevent a civil war between the gods.

I like this book because of the many thrilling cliff-hangers that propel the story forward. I also liked learning about the Greek Gods. My favorite part is when Percy arrives at Camp Half-Blood because it is here you quickly learn about Half-Bloods, Gods and monsters. I found the god’s powers and importance to everyday life interesting. I also found Greek Mythology to be surprisingly complex. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense and adventure, and to anyone interested in learning about Greek Mythology from a compelling story rather than a text book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good job christian that was really good

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