Monday, August 23, 2010

Book - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Twelve-year old Percy (Perseus) Jackson is a misfit . . . a troublemaker . . . the son of Poseidon.

Percy has been to 6 schools in 6 years.  He is restless and impulsive.  He has ADHD and dyslexia.  But his problems are about to get much worse.  Zeus and Hades are both sending their worst monsters to get back what was stolen from them, and they think Percy has it.  Lots of action and adventure with the added bonus of a little taste of Greek mythology.  Excellent book for 5 - 7th graders!  I was throughly entertained and it left me wanting more.

I have not seen the movie (they are never as good as the book), but will borrow it from the library sometime in the future and will update this post.

UPDATE - After watching the movie, I recommend you read the book first.  The movie is a poor representation of the book, your two hours would be better spent reading the book.

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