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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

by Natalie S., 8th Grade

Will Percy Jackson be able find Zeus’s Lightning-Bolt, Hades Helm of Darkness, keep the peace between the Gods or will he fail trying? Percy Jackson a 12 year old boy who lives with his mother (Miss Jackson) and his lazy, fat, plays poker, and drinks beer all the time stepfather (Gabe). The reason Percy and his mother live with Gabe is to protect Percy from monsters. (Half-bloods have a smell on them that monster can smell.) Percy’s best friend is Gover (he is a ) who has special crutches to help him walk and hide his goat feet.

 He goes to a place called Camp Half-blood which is a camp for his kind. He also finds out that the Gods want him dead because they think he stole Zeus Lightning-Bolt and to top that on Hades has kidnaped Percy’s mother. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find both the Helm of darkness and the Lightning-Bolt plus find the thief who took the stuff. Percy has two companions Annabeth and Grover who will help him on his quest. He will face many challenges before and if he finds the two vary imported objects.

Zeus is the God of the sky’s and king if the other Gods. Hades brother of Zeus and Poseidon,  lord of the underworld/dead. Poseidon Percy’s dad as well as the God of the seas and brother of Hades and Zeus. The big conflict is that somebody has stolen two of the most important objects to the Gods. This book is science fiction in the modern world with God’s, half bloods, and a lot of make believe things.

I thought that this book was interesting to read and I also liked how the book made you feel that you were part of the story. I thought that the book was fantastic, amazing, and wonderful. I also thought that the book makes you think about what is going on in the book. Some of the things I  found cool were Half-Bloods, Monsters, Titans,etc. At one point in the book that was breath taking was when a son of Hermes turned out to be the traitor as well as the thief. I would recommend this book to teens and young adults who like adventure and maybe sadness. One reason is that several parts throughout the book are sad. For the most part this book was full of adventure.

 

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