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Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

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.

Percy Jackson

I think I must have been slightly stupid as a child. I’ve read this before, decided it wasn’t that great, and never carried on with the series. I’ve been wasting my life!
The beginning was one of my favourites of any book. I love it when characters talk to the readers, and Percy did that. And he gave that sort of mysteriousness, where you’re not quite sure if it really is fiction. Or at least, you don’t want to say it is.
Percy was just perfect the whole book. I notice lots of authors who use 12-year-olds forget that they’re 12, and treat them like adults, or teenagers. But Percy stuck to being a kid. He called his stepfather “Smelly Gabe”. And, gods bless, he didn’t fall for Annabeth. Finally, a book without romance! I can tell it’ll happen later on, but I’m okay with that. Just thank you Riordan for not making them fall in love now.
Grover was my favourite. No, wait, maybe Luke. Grover had that cute, lovable, best friend thing. But Luke was better than everyone, and he could sword fight! And the plot twist at the end makes me love a certain one of them a lot more.
The gods are all very cool too. Ares was awesome. Medusa (I know, she’s not a goddess!) was absolutely amazing. I wanted to be in that garden, even though it would’ve been terrifying. But she was creepy cool. I forgave her for wanting to turn them into statues.

What did you guys think of the book? Am I really the last person in the world to read this?
Overall, 4 stars. And I can’t wait to read the next one!



I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

5 thoughts on “Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

  1. I actually had this read to me on audiobook when I was ten and decided I hated it. Two years later I picked up the print books and flew through the first five. Loved them since! (And discovered I am simply not an audiobook person.) Annabeth ❤ Athena ❤


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