To be honest with you, I never would have thought of picking this book up off of the shelf until i was absolutely desperate for something to read and review.I didn’t think it would be that good, but boy, was i proved wrong.I had always thought that Percy Jackson was a boyish type of book, but yet again, i was proved wrong.
This book is a brilliant book, about a sixth-grader named Percy Jackson, who has ADHD and Dyslexia.He has been to six Different schools in six years.In the summer, he finds out that he is a half-blood.Half God,Half Hero.He is forced to leave his mother, to go and train at Camp Half-Blood.There he is given a quest.One of the most dangerous quests possibly alive….
I really really really liked this book, and have already reserved the rest of the series in the library.Percy Jackson and the lightning theif is the first of many books by Rick Riordan.You may think that it is a boys book, judging by the cover, and yes, i guess it is aimed at boys around the age of 9,10 and 11, but that doesn’t in any way mean that girls can’t read it.
The blurb is what really made me check this book.The words ‘hero’,’half-blood’ and ‘dangerous’ made me check this book out.And now, I’m actually really happy that i did get it, because although it’s like a 400 page book, i devoured it in a day, because it’s really hard to look away from it, never mind put it down to go to the toilet – it was torture going to bed.
Another reason i loved it is because it makes greek myths come to life.I don’t want to spoil it in any way, but i like the way medusa plays a part in it.
I suggest reading this book no matter what gender you are, although i’d say ages 8 plus.It is in no way a horror book, but it is fantasy and thrill categorised in my eyes. What are you waiting for? Go read it! Now!