The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (2005)

Description: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into this life. And worse, he ‘s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Review: What a captivating book. I had a really hard time putting this one down. It’s a great way to teach Greek mythology to kids. I had a real fun time reading it as well. The tone of the book was really great. I just absolutely love Percy Jackson. I can’t wait to read about his further adventures. All in all, a great, fun read. I highly recommend picking this book up and giving it a whirl.

Score: 4 out of 5

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About Michelle

I'm a Midwest girl who has landed herself on the east coast. I spend my days in libraryland. My passion/specialty is graphic novels, manga, and anime. For a few weekends of the year you will find me at an anime convention somewhere on the east coast.

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