The Lightning Thief

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Rick Riordan

My boys saw the  cover of The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan and said, "-that didn't happen in the movie".  The book and the movie have similarities, but the movie was not true to the book.  Percy Jackson is twelve years old in the book and the story is truly told for that age group-the middle schooler.  It has wonderful themes of friendship and being our own hero-solving our problems with strength , humor, and intelligence.

The adventure is set in modern times, but harks back to the Olympian gods.  It does not delve deeply into the mythology, but enough to tell a fun adventure story and pique the interest to go read another book on the great Greek heroes and gods.  It is a fun read and my boys are waiting impatiently for book two in the series, The Sea of Monsters.

Cindy A., Circulation

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