Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves
I think the only books I have read specifically targeted for Middle Grade was Harry Potter before this book. I am sad to say that this book has been hanging out in my bathroom for MONTHS and I have been reading it a tiny bit at a time, and I finished it tonight. (Sorry if that is TMI, but you know you do it too.) I was expecting an older feel for some reason (prob because of the whole not reading MG) but it was still pretty good. I also have yet to see the movie.
The story is interesting and unique. I love the way the Olypians are all set up in the modern world, and no one knows about it. The story has a very cool and seamless way of integrating mythology with modern day twists. I love the rivalries between the 'Heroes' and I enjoyed the tangible tension between the characters.
I probably won't read more of this series, just because it felt a tad but juvenile for my liking, but the story was excellent, as was the writing, and the characters. I recommend this book for anyone who loves children's and MG books.
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