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  • Writer's pictureValkyrie

This isn't about what you think it's about.

Updated: Feb 17, 2019


In Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan we meet Percy, a kid who brings trouble wherever he goes, getting kicked out of school after school after school. He knows it’s tough on his mom, who’s getting married to a lazy old man, but he knows something’s not right after he sees his math teacher turn into a monster and his history teacher throws a pen at him that turns into a sword, and no one seems to remember anything.

But all his questions are answered (sort of) when a road trip gone wrong brings Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demi-gods to stay and go on quests. When Percy finds out that his father is the Greek god of the ocean, Poseidon, he goes on a quest with his new and old friends Grover and Annabeth to save Zeus’s lightning bolt from Hades, the god of the dead.


Percy makes it down to the underworld and meets Hades. He tries to get his mother back from him, but he says no and that he doesn’t have the lightning bolt. Percy returns from the underworld empty handed, but meets Ares, the god of war that removes the lightning bolt from Percy’s backpack. Ares had framed Percy, and they have a battle with Percy winning.


My Thoughts

Although this book series is great, I think it’s a little overrated.

All of a sudden every book Rick Riordan writes is a New York Times Bestseller and I can’t help but wonder why.

I know Percy Jackson is what really sparked his popularity, but I know at least three other series about Greek gods that are better than this.

The characters are nice and all, but if you want to read a real great Greek god series, read The Chronus Chronicles by Anne Ursu.

(Boom! Bombshell!)

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