Friday, September 14, 2012

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Olympians     

The Lighting Thief
I have recently read the book “The Lightning Thief.”  This is the first book of the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” by Rick Riordan. The book is 375 pages long.  I really enjoyed reading it and have decided to write a blog about it. It is an interesting book with many twists and turns. If you are reading this blog and have currently read this book, please write your comments about it below.  However, if you haven’t read it, than you should consider reading the Percy Jackson series. Hopefully after reading this blog, you will be convinced to do so. It is a wonderful book!

Zeus is convinced that Poseidon sent Percy Jackson to steal his master bolt.  Percy must go on a quest to find and retrieve Zeus’s master bolt to prove his innocence.

This book is about a twelve year old boy named Percy Jackson. He is sent to Camp Half-Blood because strange things begin to happen to him.  Camp Half-Blood is a place where children with fathers or mothers who are gods are sent, making them demi gods.  While at camp, Percy finds out that he is the son of Poseidon and he learns how to use his powers.
Percy Jackson has been falsely accused of stealing Zeus’s master bolt. In order to prove his innocence, he must go on a mission to find the bolt, and return it to Zeus. In addition to that, he must also go to Hades and get back his mother (who had earlier on vanished to the underworld). He, Annabeth, and Grover are all to complete this quest. Percy and his friends face many challenges. They have to fight various mythological creatures, such as: hellhounds, Medusa, Furies, Echidna, a Minotaur, and others.  Will Percy complete his mission successfully? Will his mother return safely? You must read the book to find out!


Key Scenes

Field trip gone wrong

Life in CampHalf-Blood

Mrs. Dodds is back!

Medusa’s “stone”garden

Percy’s near death experience in the arch

A mini questfor Ares

Lotus Casino

A meeting with the gods

This is an action and adventure book.  It’s also quite funny.

Percy Jackson  (the protagonist)

If you’re someone who enjoys Greek mythology, this book is a must read!!! I would definitely recommend this book to anybody. I think it attracts the reader with all of the action and excitement. While some parts are scary or a little bit strange, others were fascinating and adventurous.  When I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. Thanks for checking out my blog!


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