Friday, March 4, 2011

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a book I picked up to read because my nephews are reading the series. It took me awhile to get into the book, but after I got into it, there was plenty to keep me engaged in the story. Percy is a boy that is thrust into a world he never thought was real-the world of mythology. He finds out at the beginning of the story that he is the son of a god. He encounters all kinds of strange things in his quest to stop the Greek gods from starting a war. The strength of the story is in the many twists and turns in the plot. Having Greek gods as some of the characters seems like it would be confusing to children reading the book, but hasn't stopped the Percy Jackson series from being a bestseller. I don't think I am interested in watching the movie, and may not read the other books anytime soon. Has anyone read the book or watched the movie?


cydney said...

...never heard of them.

Linda said...

My 6th grader has read the whole series and really enjoyed them.