Saturday, 10 April 2010

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I absolutely loved this book, it is amazing and is now my official favourite book ever!
This book is about a boy called Percy Jackson who goes to a school called Yancy Academy. So far in only six years Percy has been expelled from six schools. So when Percy and his school go to a museum about Greek and Roman times things start to go wrong once again.

Mrs Dodds the maths teacher at the school asks Percy if she can talk to Percy in private and when she does she suddenly turns into a Greek monster - a Fury. Percy's best friend Grover and Mr Brunner his Latin teacher come into the room. Mr Brunner tosses Percy a pen and when Percy uncaps the pen it turns into a sword! He "kills" "Mrs Dodds" with the sword however when he goes back to the school, no-one has heard about Mrs Dodds and every one - including Grover- think that he's gone mental.

Then on one of the final days of the school year Percy hears Mr Brunner and Grover talking about him. They are saying that they are worried if they can keep him alive! So Percy knows something strange is happening.

The next strange thing that happens is that Percy's mother - Sally- tells Percy that he must go to a summer camp that Percy's father always wanted Percy to go to. On their way to the Camp with Grover they are attacked by a Minotaur - another Greek monster. They fight the monster but before Percy and Grover can kill the monster the Minotaur kills Percy's mother. Percy and Grover between them kill the monster and they get to the Camp.

Then things get even stranger Grover turns out to be a satyr, half goat half human, Mr Brunner is a centaur called Chiron, the head of the Camp, Mr D is the Greek god Dinousuys and Percy is a demi god which means that he is the son of a god and a human.

Then things go from bad to worse, someone has stolen Zeus lightning bolt and if he doesn't get it back there will be a war between the gods. The really bad thing is that Zeus thinks that it was Percy who stole the lightning bolt.

Percy, Grover and their friend from Camp Half Blood Annabeth must prove Percy's innocence, find the lightning bolt to give back to Zeus in a limited amount of days and retrieve Percy's mother from the underworld.

This is a fantastic book about Percy, Grover and Annabeth on a quest. Can they do the three things they must and get past monsters across the way? Read this book to find out. I loved this book so much I gave it a 10 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Hi Dottie Lottie. My name is Catryn. Where are you from? I am 11 (almost twelve) so I am not quite a teenager but I LOVE reading too. I have read Percy Jackson. I think it is amazing. have you seen the movie? Please look at my blog. We can be Blog-Pals. Lol
    Talk soon (Maybe) Catryn! :)