Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson has switched from many schools. Teachers think he is a troublemaker. Things happen to him as if it were all an ancient Greek myth. While he is on a field trip, he met one of the Kindly Ones, or so he would come to call them by. The gods then find out that Zeus’s lightning bolt is missing. Zeus thinks that Percy has taken it. However, someone else has. Percy has been told that he is on a quest to seek this lightning bolt and return it back to Zeus before the Summer Solstice. Percy runs into so many traps that the Kindly Ones have set up for them to miss the Summer Solstice. Percy uses his sea power he inherited from his father to help him and his friends along the way.

I would recommend this book to someone that enjoys fantasy and in ancient Greek history. I hope that whoever reads it will find it as interesting as I have.

Kevin C. - 7th grader