Percy Jackson: The Lighting Thief


January 14, 2013.  I really like Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians because there’s always an adventure in each book. Rick Riordan wrote five books in his first series. I’m only going to talk about the first book, The Lighting Thief. Why? I chose this one because it helped me understand the rest of the series.

 The first book was about a kid with ADD and dyslexia named Percy Jackson, who realized something unbelievable when his class went on a field trip and everything started to go awry. He disintegrated his math teacher with a magic sword/pen and then everyone said that she didn't even exist to begin with. Then a minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature from Greek mythology, chased him, his mom and best friend Grover (a satyr) and killed Percy’s mother. Percy found himself outside a camp named Camp Half-Blood, a place for demigods. After he was healed by ambrosia and nectar (food of the gods) he finds out he is son of Poseidon, a sea god and a prime suspect for stealing Zeus’s Master Bolt, a powerful weapon used to create lighting.

 This start for Riordan's popular series is a remarkable beginning that you should read because of the original thoughts and unexpected adventure.

Brionna Wiggins is a sixth grade student at Friendship Woodridge Academy.