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Percy Jackson

  • Jun 16, 2010
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I've always loved Greek mythology so when I found this book quite by accident I thought this was one of the best books I had ever read.  I even had to bargain with a kid in the YA section so that I could take out the next book in the series before him. 

The premise of the book is that Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, god of the waters.  Of course he doesn't know this and just assumes that he basically has no dad.  Then the weird things start to happen.  If you are familiar with Greek mythology, you are going to see a lot of your favorites showing up both in hero and villian form.  There is also a camp which all of the kids who are the sons or daughters of the various gods goes to.  This helps them develop their powers but more importantly they are away from the ever watchful eye of mom. With the help of some of his new friends, Percy Jackson is able to go through the modern day world challenging gods (Ares was one of my favorite pop ins) and eventually save the day.

An excellent read if you are looking for something quick to go through which is not just drabble.  Perfect if you are looking for something for your son to read which has a lot of action and fantasy.

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review by . June 10, 2010
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan   Spoilers inside.      The Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It was recently turned into a film. The series is geared towards children and young adults, but it is an interesting read.      I was coerced into giving the series a try by my younger brother. Believe me, I was skeptical at first. I'm not big on mythology to begin with, so I wasn't too excited.   …
review by . July 20, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
this book starts off a little slow, but it ends with a bang. its a good addition to any young readers library.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
it wasnt the best but it was good. I would enjoy reading it a cpl more times
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
A great book for all ages!
review by . June 21, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
A great book for adolescents
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
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