The Lightning Thief

The Lightning ThiefThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan
Published by Disney Hyperion Books on March 1st 2006
Pages: 375
My Rating: three-stars

Alternate Cover Edition can be found here.
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

I started and stopped this book a few times before finishing it. It’s YA and loved by a lot of people, my youngest niece included.

I had seen the movie at some point in the past and knew what was going to happen. That didn’t help reading the story which was enjoyable, but would have been predictable without knowing the general plot.

Even though I didn’t enjoy the book that much, I am excited for my kids to read it as they are coming into the age range this book is perfect for.

This was book number 20 of 52 for 2017.