Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

In the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, the first in his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the main character Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of a boarding school again. And that's the least of his troubles since lately the mythical monsters and gods of Mount Olympus seem to be real and he has angered a few of them, since Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Percy and his friends must have only ten days to find Zeus's lightning bolt and return it and bring peace to a warring Olympus. But to finish the quest, Percy has to do more than just catch the thief. He must come to terms with the father that has abandoned him and solve the riddle of the Oracle that tells of the betrayal of a friend and must unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. I really liked this book because it mixed many things I like, like ancient mythology and stuff like that. I would recommend this and all the books in the series to people who like to read stuff like that.

- Reviewed by Victor, grade 8.