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Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Hi Everyone,

I finally finished this book and now it is time for another one of my crazy reviews.. I also get to try out my new Rating Scale..
Here it is:

Title: The Lighting Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1
Published: April 1st 2006
No. of Pages: 375

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.

                                  Page tweets once, he didn't have strong      
                                  feelings for this book. It was just ok.

My Thoughts:
Like I said, I'm guilty of the fact that I saw the movie before the book but at least I could compare the two. I am appalled a the movie, it doesn't even have the same storyline? Where did Persephone's Pearls come from? Where was Ares and Clarisse? And they could of least got 12 year old actors!

Anyway, this review is about the book, not the film, so I'll start talking about that. 
Percy Jackson has always gone to boarding school, but this time it's different. Last time he didn't have Grover as a friend or Latin teacher who doesn't think he's stupid, so when he's about to get kicked out, well, he's sad.
Then on a school trip, the Maths teacher turns into a monstrous creature, intent on killing him but she is stopped, and then everyone says there was never a maths teacher called Mrs Dodds. Percy eventually goes back home, and him and his mum go to the beach where suddenly Grover appears warning them to go. Percy still has no idea what is going on but his mum knows and suddenly Grover has hooves where his feet were..
They're drive to a camp his mum and Grover keep talking about when they are attacked by a beast, Half-man and Half-bull. Grover is injured and Percy manages to dodge it but his mum get captured, disappearing into a cloud of shimmering Gold. In his anger, Percy manages to get the Minotaur's horn and stab it, resulting in Percy fainting.
Percy wakes up at Camp Half-Blood, a place for the offspring of Gods and Mortals. He learns that Grover is in fact, a Satyr and also meets Annabeth, daughter of Athena.
 Percy's father is still undetermined, causing him to stay in the Hermes cabin where he meets nineteen year old Luke.
After a game of Capture the Flag, Percy is determined the son of Poseidon, something that should be impossible since Poseidon is part of the big three, and they have vowed not to have children.
Soon afterwards Percy starts having dreams. He identifies that Poseidon and Zeus are fighting and he sets off on a quest to find what they are looking for: Zeus' master bolt.
He is joined by Grover and Annabeth and together they confront monsters such as the Furies, Medusa and Echidna on their Journey to the Underworld.

You will really love this book if you like Mythology, like I do. However, the reason I only gave it 3 stars was I felt like I wanted to finish it and I knew what was going to happen becuse of that awful film...

Anyway, I will be reading Sea of Monsters since I don't know whats happening in that one!


rita xo

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