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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan - Bogormen
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 375
Date read: April, 2010

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.

Started off slow, but quickly gained pace. Yes, it does have a lot of similarities to Harry Potter in style, but not at all in plot. I enjoyed the uniqueness of the story, and was fascinated by the Greek mythology. I've always been interested in Greek mythology, but for some reason, haven't spent much time exploring it, so I had fun learning more through this book - although I don't know how accurate it is.

Some of the so-called "twists" were rather predictable, but as the book in general was well-written and entertaining, that didn't bother me. The only problem now is that I don't have the rest of the series readily at hand, and I want to read more!

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