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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Hey, Everyone! This week I decided to do the entire series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which started with The Lighting Thief (See last weeks post for more on that). This series takes on some of the most classic adventures of all time - Greek Mythology - and adds a modern twist that your average latin class can't compete with. Percy Jackson embarks on 5 electrifying adventures jam-packed with mystery, friendship, and non stop humor that will keep readers on edge. The whole series ends with a bang as (SPOILER ALERT!) Percy, the Olympian gods, and all of Camp Half-blood battle the Titans and their  leader Kronos, the Lord of time himself, in New York City.

This series is an awesome read, especially if your not much of a bookworm. And it's so funny my friends and I actually share the same inside jokes as the characters do! :) 
In fact, I love the books so much my best friend, sister, and I want to make our own movie adaption of The Lightning Thief. (Click here for more on that or here to watch our video).

Read on, you guys, and remember to post a comment if you have any reading suggestions or ideas for future blog posts!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Lightning Thief

Hi Everyone! I'm here to kick off my new blog with its first post (yay!). I'm dedicating this week to one of my favorite book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the first blog post to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Meet Percy Jackson, a "troublesome" 12-year-old whose life is about to get very interesting. Not that it needs it. Percy has to cope every day with ADHD and Dyslexia, and Percy's been kicked out of school after school for accidents he can't seem to explain. He soon learns that these "accidents" aren't accidents at all. Have you every heard of the Greek Gods or Greek Mythology? Those old tales the Ancient Greeks used to tell to explain things before science came along?  Now, I know what you're thinking - "But that’s all they were, just myths". Well, dear mortals, you're in for a rude awakening: they weren't myths. The gods are real. And Percy isn't just any normal kid, but a demigod son of Poseidon, whose mere scent can attract the fiercest of monsters. His Dyslexia and ADHD have a purpose - his mind is rigged for ancient Greek, and his restlessness keeps him alive in battle. So Percy's best friend, Grover, (a satyr who escorts half-bloods to camp) takes him to the only safe place in the world for demigods, Camp Half-blood, where is trained to survive. But Percy isn't just a normal demigod either: Zeus is after him. Why? His greatest weapon, the master bolt, has been stolen. And Percy's the prime suspect. This adventurous novel is filled with suspense, humor, and beloved characters that will get you hooked on this amazing series.

Click here to check out more on the Percy Jackson Series