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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

Everyone… and I mean EVERYONE has been telling me to read Percy Jackson from friends back in school to readers I met they have all been saying “I can’t believe you haven’t read it yet!”

And yes, I haven’t read Percy Jackson yet. It’s 2018 and it still hasn’t happened and it was published back in 2005. I was gonna be like “Another year will pass when I still haven’t read it” but yesterday I just picked the book up and told myself “You better freaking read it because you’ll never hear the end of it”

I was glad I did as I got immersed in Greek mythology centred around a young 12 year old boy, Percy Jackson who always finds himself in trouble. One day he accidentally vaporises his maths teacher and that’s where things start to get a little bizarre. One minute he’s doing homework the next fighting monsters and sword fighting. Zeus believes that Percy stole his lightning bolt and is threatening to wage war on Earth. It’s up to Percy and his friends, Annabeth and Grover to save the world!

Can I just say I love Percy?

He just seems like the kind of stereotypical 21st century teenager and I loved his voice and narration. I think author Rick Riordan done this extremely well at getting it so precise.

“This boy needed a double cheeseburger”

^^ Talk about relatable too ^^

The story was also fast paced of which as you know I love. I love books that get you thinking and with the added mythology and gods and adventure I really did enjoy it. The only reason why I rate this a four stars is because I didn’t find it like “OMG I FREAKING LOVE THIS SO MUCH OH MY GOD!!” (excuse the bad pun here) but I did enjoy reading about Percy’s adventures of finding himself a demigod.