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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.

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