PERCY JACKSON: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, BY RICK RIORDAN

March 6, 2018

Review by Sheel Pant

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 (goat-human hybrid) 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, and find Zeus’ Master Bolt. Will he succeed and find the culprit that stole the Bolt - or will the biggest war in the world happen because the Bolt wasn’t retrieved?Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief is a wonderfully woven story by Rick Riordan. Starring a choppy, and funny narrator, Percy Jackson is action-packed and I promise, you will never want to look away. This hair-raising book has a lot of cliffhangers, and I read it in one sitting. I always wanted to know what happens. I recommend this book for Ancient Greece lovers, and people who absolutely love books.

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