The Lightning Thief
Book 1 in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Read on: May 30th, 2018
Format: Library Loan
A lot of weird events have occurred to Percy Jackson throughout his life. He is suddenly thrusted into a world he knew nothing about when his teacher turns into a monster.
There is never a dull moment in the book. I love the history behind Camp Half-Blood because it did read like a Greek Mythology. I found the characters very entertaining with such headstrong personalities. I don’t often find a main character with ADHD and dyslexia in a fantasy story. I also like the twist on these traits and that there is a reason why Percy experiences them. While the characters are fascinating I just couldn’t bring myself to care for them as much as I would have liked to. The backstory to the characters are compelling, but I feel I only got a basic understanding of these characters.
While I did have a disconnect with the characters I had a fun time reading the story. The action scenes were entertaining and the side-adventures really did help progresses the story. Percy’s adventure is a dangerous one and a lot of Greek God and monster references are found throughout the story. While there are some Greek Gods I’ve never heard of, the book does a good job on explaining who each one is.
I am interested in what is in store for Percy and his growth in the next book.