Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson

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Fantasy Series #1| Middle Grade

4/5 Thunderbolts

I’m only 13 years behind the times, but this was my first time reading this book!

What is it about?

Percy Jackson has been bouncing around from boarding school to boarding school. His mom had remarried an obnoxious and smelly man, and he has never met his birth father. Weird and crazy things are always happening to him, but his counselors blame his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s about to find out that all of his problems can be blamed on his father, who is one of the twelve Olympians. The other gods are not pleased.

When you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some divine force really is trying to mess up your day.

Was it good?

Having read this shortly after The Olympian Challenger, I can now see where that book got it’s influence from. Percy Jackson, however, felt more developed as a whole. The characters in this book were well-rounded, and all the relationships felt true. Percy’s attitude and sense of humor was enjoyable. The story was interesting, and I am eager to see where Percy will go next.

Most of you will have already read this series, but perhaps it’s time to re-read it!

What a coincidence…

In this book and in Kill the Farm Boy (currently reading!) the authors used the word hirsute. This means “hairy”. This is not a word I see very often, but I am glad to know it!

What is the strangest word you’ve come across this week?



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