Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What if one day you discovered that your long-absent father—who you’ve only been told is “lost at sea”—was actually the Greek god Poseidon? That’s the thrilling premise of the first installment of Rick Riordan’s action-packed Percy Jackson series. Teen misfit Percy struggles to make peace with his new identity as a demigod—and embarks on a dangerous quest to recover a lightning bolt that’s been taken from Zeus. The Lightning Thief is a smart pageturner that weaves together clever mythological references with relatable lessons about the importance of family and friendship.
In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut in this second adventure in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. After a group of Laistrygonians (giant cannibals) infiltrate the dodgeball game at Percy's alternative Manhattan school, and his friend Annabeth (a daughter of Athena, introduced in the first book) comes to the rescue, the two take the homeless scholarship student Tyson with them to Camp Half-Blood, where trouble is brewing. Percy soon realizes that Tyson is a Cyclops (meaning they're half-brothers and possibly enemies both sons of Poseidon) and learns that someone poisoned the sacred Thalia's tree, which protects the "magic borders" of the demigod camp. Riordan catches readers up seamlessly on this world in which gods still reign; he builds on existing subplots and rivalries, and introduces harrowing new challenges as Percy and Annabeth set off across the Sea of Monsters on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, which will heal Thalia's tree. Percy's relationship with Tyson and their battle against the Cyclops guarding the Fleece (Polyphemus) brings up probing questions about shame, family and loyalty. With humor, intelligence and expert pacing, the author uses this tale of believable teens and their high-stakes struggle to bring the mythical lore up to date (e.g., Hermes, appropriately, invented the Internet). A cliffhanger imparts new meaning to the prophesy (mentioned in the first book) and leaves no question that Percy's high-stakes battle for Western Civilization will continue to surprise even himself. Ages 10-up.
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I have the other for books the real books and you will like this and you will later be shocked to find out the other four are better the last being the best. they are called "the sea of monsters" , " the titans curse" , " battle of the labyrinth" and best of all " the last Olympian "
I’m in love w/this book
I absolutely love this book! It kept me reading it for hours and hours at a time! I definitely recommend it to readers of all ages! Also thx to Apple for making a great format and making it very easy to read this book. I’m reading the second book on paper but I prefer on an app. If you are reading this, you should def check it out!!! If you’re unsure, read a sample. Honestly, when I read the name of the first chapter, I already wanted the book! (It was called “I accidentally vaporize my
Pre-Algebra teacher”! I mean who wouldn’t want to read a book w/that kind of title!!!!!!!
Naturally, I hate books with monsters and stuff. So do most of my friends. But I started reading this book and I couldn't stop! It's an amazing book, full of adventure and fun. I totally support Percabeth too! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone! It also started getting me interested in Greek mythology! Jeez, before I read this book, the only thing I new was Zeus, a guy who has a big statue with blank eyes! But when I finished the series, I could name all the gods, mythical monsters and pretty much everything else! Hip, hip hooray, for Rick Riordan!