Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief – Book Review

29 July 2016

Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefTitle: Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: MiraMax Books
Year of Publication: 2005

Summary from Amazon:

After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There’s little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.

C’s Review of The Lightning Thief:

C, KIDoosh BloggerThe first book in the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief, leaves you wanting to read the multitudinous other books in the series. The Lightning Thief has perfect humor, literature and thoughtful chapters. This book is based off Greek Mythology.

As the half-boy half-god, Percy, gets expelled from another school, he discovers Camp Half-Blood and finds out who his father is. After making friends and foes, Percy embarks on his journey to save the world from disaster.

Fighting Minotaurs, making buses explode, dream telepathy, going on a suicide mission to the Underworld and taking on the God of War is all included in this book.

Well done Rick Riordan, well done.

 Do you recommend the book? Yes/No


Why do you recommend (or not recommend) the book? Who should read the book?

I would certainly recommend this book to anyone older than 8 due to the intriguing style of writing, and the humor used in the book.

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Wrap Up

.Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief

  • 8.9/10
    C's Rating


  • Great Humor
  • Great Literature
  • Good use of Vocabulary


  • Some moments where the action died down.

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