it’s been a while i admit. when the winter break started i went to see my relatives. since then it’s been really hard to keep up with my blogging schedule! days went by so quickly! and now the winter break is almost over. my mind is registering back to it’s normal routine.

if you read my past posts you would know that i’ve been wanting to read this series since forever! and i finally did. i have somethings to say..

name: percy jackson and the olympians: the lightning thief 91RQ5d-eIqL-2

author: rick riordan 

genre: middle grade, urban fantasy, mythology 

pages: 375 

publishing date: march 1st 2006 

publisher: disney hyperion




synopsis : 

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. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.




this book is one thing for sure, funny! this series for me is a classic so i had to read it! because it’s everyone’s favorite and it’s based on greek mythology which i love.

reading from percy’s POV was definitely one of the best things in this series. percy suffers from dyslexia and ADHD. you see his suffering mostly at the beginning.

the way rick developed percy’s character and described his suffering was realistic and well done. my sister is suffering from dyslexia so it very was relatable.

the writing was easy and had a nice flow to it. i struggled at the beginning because it was kinda slow paced there wasn’t much happening. there were mythological beasts that helped developing the mythological element in the story. but there wasn’t much development on behave of the human characters i was impressed with them nor did i care that much. i’m going to read the rest of the series though and i hope more humans will be introduced and they will be more interesting and have more depth.

it was fun, light read. the sarcasm and the fact that you’re reading the book from the perspective of 12 year old made it really fun!








  1. I’m glad you liked it! I quite enjoyed the series, though I haven’t picked up any of his offshoot series yet. The character development does get better as the series goes, but it doesn’t introduce too many new characters–just a handful. Still good though!
    I often think of this one and the Artemis Fowl series together. Percy Jackson has a better continuing story through the series, but I think I liked the Artemis Fowl books better individually.

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