Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson could not read well. Apparently he was stupid. His friend, Grover, always followed him around, his mother, Sally, was married to Gabe (world’s worst step dad), who would treat Percy and his mother like bags of dirt. One day something terrifying happens that changes Percy’s life forever. He finds out that his dad is Poseidon and he is a half-blood. His mom is kidnapped by Hades, the Lord of the Underworld. Percy is horrified and wants to find his mother desperately, and is finally offered a quest. The only way Percy can save his mother is if he gets Hades the thunderbolt. Everyone thinks he has it but he doesn’t, the only way to save the world is if Zeus gets the thunderbolt by the end of the summer solstice. Percy has to make the decision of his life. Should he save the world or save his mother?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is fabulous. There is a bunch of action and suspense. If you read the book it will also help you understand Greek Mythology and it might even scare you a little. This book is also funny. Rick Riordan took his writing and brought it to another level. The world of nonsense wouldn’t be introduced if this book wasn’t written at all.
Reviewed by Camie