Percy Jackson ~ The Lightning Thief Review

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Synopsis

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.(GoodReads)

Review

I have been wanting to read this series for a really long time and now that I have broken the seal on the world of books once more…….I started reading it. Now I have to admit that I watched the movie adaptation first and I loved it. So with the movie and actors (who played the characters beautifully) playing in my head the characters came more to life in my head.

The book follows Percy Jackson through his struggle to be a normal kid in middle school. He never felt normal and there is good reason, he is a Demi-God but not just an ordinary one, he is the son of Poseidon. He doesn’t know that until he is sent to summer camp, Summer Half-Blood, because someone is trying to kill him. He trains to be a hero in hopes to get his own quest which turns out to be the quest of a lifetime and that is finding Zues’s Master Bolt and returning it to Zues before war breaks out between the gods of Olympus.

I laughed throughout the entire book and I am really enjoying it. I am going to continue the series and then move on to the Hero’s of Olympus series!

4.5/5

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