Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Lightning Thief

Percy is this twelve year old boy who has had some problems. He has reading problems, ADHD, and something always happens to get him kicked out of school. He knows something is not right when he overhears some conversations, and finds out who his best friend really is, and where he comes from. To escape from Minotaurs, the Friendly ones, and goodness knows what else; Percy is forced to stay at camp Half-Blood.

Soon it is evident that something is wrong. It is up to Percy, Grover, and Annabeth to find who stole Zeus's lightning bolt and return it in less than ten days. It did not seem too hard at first, but mythical creatures continue popping up and delaying the quest, will there be enough time?

This novel was very well written. Although it dealt with mythology and the Olympian gods, I did not find it too difficult to believe. Sometimes a reader comes across a book that is good, but nothing seems probable in any way. The Lightning Thief was not one of those. I cannot wait to read the rest in the series.

5 comments:

Maggie DeVries said...

Ooooo...
Sounds a little spooky! Is it scary at all?

Cuileann said...

I've heard so many good things about the most recent one that I've been meaning to try the first one...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :) Are you a relation of Noel DeVries?

Noel De Vries said...

She's me kissin' cousin! ;) (in the most non-weird way)

ALERT! No doubt there will be photos of us on my blog in the upcoming weeks as we host the 4th annual Cousin Camp and film our version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Enjoy!

Maggie DeVries said...

It is going to be lots of fun!

Marie DeVries said...

Maggie, there are parts that I found a little spooky, but it wasn't bad.

cousin camp already?!?! :) cant wait! its going to be soooo fun!