Review: The Lightning Thief
Title: The Lightning Thief
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1
Author: Rick Riordan
Release date: June 2005
Age-group: Middle grade
I've already seen the movie.
I know, I'm not supposed to do that, but I did. I thought it was a decent movie, with enough action and I liked the mythical features.
The synopsis from Goodreads:
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 his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' 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' 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.
Oh my, I loved this story.
I was very confused because this is nothing like the movie I have seen! The book is so much better and such a great story.
In the beginning I really needed to put the movie out of my head and I tried to see it a different way.
I really like the writing style of Rick Riordan. The story has a lot of plot twists and it gives me a Harry Potter-like feeling (which I love).
It's a very fast-paced story and within a 100 pages or so you're entirely inside the story.
I liked the main character, Percy(who sometimes reminds me of Harry). He seems to be a very normal kid and is easy to relate to. This book was an amazing read and I really enjoyed the mythological aspects, which make me want to read about myths again.
So I just loved this story, everything about it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!
What did you think about this book? Did you read it?