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I m slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book But I m even ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan LermanBut come on Someone tell me that this is not hotReally What did I tell you I do imagine that you probably won t read the rest of the review anf just stare at this if instead but that s no reason not to like my review DBut I really have to thank Logan I really do Because without his unfreakingbelieveable hotness I wouldn t have watched the movie and I would ve never read the awesomeness of The Lightning Thief Yes I loved the book I ve always taken an interest in Greek Mythology and I thought Rick Riordan s take on it was very uniue and unlike anything I ve read before I absolutely loved Camp Halfblood Well it sure seemed better than the budget summer camps I ve been to RR seriously out did himself with writing the camp I could imagine everything vividly and I like to think that I know the camp from back to front The cabins would have to be my favourite feature of the camp though If only they were like that in the camps I ve been to Percy What can I say The Graphic Design Rules guy has amazing underwater powers is kick ass and is a demigod He s super loyal to his friends and family is brave and has the looks this is the part when you look at theif of Logan Lerman again D And he can make me laugh Come on You have to Reckless give auy who make you laugh some credit In short the Trickster guy s the full package Another thing I loved were the other characters Especially Annabeth who looks like Cinderella in Percy s words am I right I don t have the book on me sorry Stupid library fines And I m expecting something to develop between her and Percy if you know what I meanSo yeah I loved the book it was exciting fast paced and humorous Just one thing though I m kind of pissed that they didn t have cabins in the movie Or Clarisse Or the Oracle Though it s hardly RR s fault I just had toet it out there alright maybe y all have a point When I was about halfway through this book I started making a list of its similarities to Harry Potter Here is a sampling from that list1 There are three young heroes a brainy Killers Prey (Conard County girl AnnabethHermione a funny screw up type GroverRon and a somewhat troubled but very brave lead HarryPercy2 People freak when the HarryPercy character says the name of a powerful character 3 The main baduy KronosVoldemort is seeking to return to his former power but most people are totally in denial of that happening4 The heroes train at a school that divides its students according to their character Chiron the head trainer of the camp euals Dumbledore5 ChironDumbledore knows a prophecy about PercyHarry but won t tell PercyHarry what it is exactly6 PercyHarry has a Mr Big gross stepfather named Smelly Gabe who protects him during his childhood so Smelly Gabe obviously euals the Dursleys 7 HarryPercy can talk to a certain animal because of his specialifts Harry could talk to snakes Percy can talk to horses 8 Riordan s three young heroes face down a three headed dog at the end of their big uest which if I m not mistaken is exactly what happens in HP1 Flori în păr granted the three headed dog is straight out of Greek mythology so I should cut Riordan some slack on this oneI couldo on and on and on which would be fun for me but I won t Instead I ll shock you by saying that I totally loved this completely derivative book It s super fun and fast moving and the fact that it s kind of a HP rip off actually makes me like it God "I loved Harry Potter The Lighting Thief is like methadone That might "loved Harry Potter The Lighting Thief is like methadone That might what I said about the The Amulet of Samarkand but it s true here I can t wait to read the second one Were you a bit weird in school Or are you still in school and think you re kinda weird I mean everyone is weird but you know that I mean Maybe you didn t fit in maybe people thought you were a bit of a loser Maybe you had learning difficulties were a target for bullies Kansas State got into trouble a lot maybe it seemed like your teachers just didn t like you Maybe you sucked at reading and were even diagnosed with dyslexia Or ADHDWell don t worry Truth is you re actually most likely a child of theods with secret powers that enable you to zap those bullies and fulfill your true destiny Screw school you ve ot bigger things to deal with anyway Lol this book is amazing My only regret is that I didn t have it when I was twelve years old because I would have read this until it was falling apart in my hands Every insecure kid so basically every kid should read The Lightning Thief I would want my hypothetical kids of the future to read this book It s the ultimate childhood fantasy discovering that everything people labelled as weird or negative about you is actually caused by your secret awesomeness Pretty perfect message if you ask me I know I know this is plain old childhood wish fulfillment at its finest But who cares The best kids books are all about wish fulfillment to some extent
and it s not like Percy Jackson doesn t have his fair it s not like Percy Jackson doesn t have his fair of enemies and heartache It s the same idea that we all loved to buy into The orphaned and neglected Harry Potter discovering he is a wizard The nerdy loser ish Peter Parker developing special abilities and becoming Spiderman Children in the middle of WWII discovering a secret world through a wardrobe door in which they reign as royalty Percy Jackson finding out he is the son of a od and has his own super powers On top of the powerful message this is a fast paced exciting fantasy. After etting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see twelve year old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half Blood where he finally learns the truth about his uniue abilities He Nd reinterpreting the Greek pantheon It is so hilariously awesomely irreverent but completely fitting The ods are reimagined but they stay true to their true nature and the myths are retold in a cheeky flippant manner that had me Warehouse Management giggling my ass off This book is so fantastically snarky to the Greekods Everything is incredibly well explained to a lay audience like how the Greek I Little Slave gods can t seem to keep it in their pants Annabeth nodded Your father isn t dead Percy He s one of the Olympians That scrazy Is it What s the most common thingods did in the old stories They ran around falling in love with humans and having kids with them Do you think they ve changed their habits in the last few millennia And apparently the habit runs true for both male and female The Stall (Pony In Training goddesses What You assume it has to be a maleod who finds a human female attractive How sexist is that The existence of Greek THIEME Atlas of Anatomy gods andoddesses themselves are well explained and believable Come now Percy What you call Western civilization Do you think it s just an abstract concept No it s a living force A collective consciousness that has burned bright for thousands of years The Sanibel Virgin gods are part of itDid the West die Theods simply moved to Germany to France to Spain for a while Wherever the flame was brightest the Way of the Shaman gods were there They spent several centuries in England All you need to do is look at the architecture People do not forget theods I had my doubts about the execution of the premise of Greek mythology and all my doubts have been destroyed his book does Gallowglass great justice to the Greekods it is the most faithful rendition than I have ever readThe Characters Yes Percy is a special snowflake but HELL I LOVED THE LITTLE SHIT He s ot a special destiny He is a special child I DON T CARE Percy is such a sympathetic character and although he won t be replacing Harry Potter in my heart any time soon there is a special spot for him He can ive up pretty fast He s kind of a wimp but you know finding out that you re a hald blooded demigod is kind of a big deal and I understand his attitude of GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE I didn t know what else to do I waved back Don t encourage them Annabeth warned Naiads are terrible flirts Naiads I repeated feeling completely overwhelmed That s it I want to The Public-Private Partnership Handbook go home now He doesn t really want to do anything big He s pretty stupid sometimes Auntie Emeez he s not exactly heroic He only does the heroic shit when there are no other options All right I said It s better than being turned into a dolphin I loved Annabeth she is all I could want from a female supporting character I can t say that I m fond of Groverbut I can t help feeling that we ll be seeing of him in the future But a uest to Grover swallowed I mean couldn t the master bolt be in some place like Maine Maine s very nice this time of year Overall a fantastic book A What Next After School ? good middlerade book makes you feel like a child again and this book did just the trick I found myself Emerging Markets giggling throughout the book and an hour after reading it there s still a smile on my face that can t be wiped off Annabeth calls Percy a wild animalme romance DISNEY ADAPTATION THE GAYS WON WE WONif you think I am handling this well I absolutely am not all right who soing to step up and convince me not to reread this for the sixth time somebody s otta do it and it s not me yeah I ve read this five times and want to reread it again what about it I m crying I love this book and series so much my parents taught me how to read just so I could read this book I can die happy now I have no other reason to exist than to read this book Believe it or not but this was "Actually My First Rick Riordan Book ANDI Really Enjoyed It "my first Rick Riordan book ANDI really enjoyed it was such an epic adventure and I loved the countless hints and references to Greek Mythology XD Rick Riordan s approach definitely was a than just funny one and I couldn t help but had to laugh out loud whenever Percy opened his mouth I swear that young boy is the embodiment of sass and the I read about him the I ot attached to this awesome boy 3 I want to adopt Perseus and if Poseidon doesn t want him it s his own fault XD After reading the first book I don t really feel a connection to Annabeth but maybe this is oing to change She seemed to be an interesting character and I liked their easy banter altogether she was just too reserved for my taste though which is pretty sad because I m than just certain that she s actually a very cool irl On a side note I really loved that she African Successes, Volume I gave Percy the nickname Seaweed Brain lol I m fairly certain it could have been worse PAnd Grover Well Iuess I liked Grover as well His habit to eat
tin cans was a little unsettling but hey I m not oing to judge him for his rather uestionable diet cans was a little unsettling but hey I m not oing to judge him for his rather uestionable diet After all his heart is in the right place and when it comes down to it this is everything that counts P I just hope he ll survive his personal uest and I can t help but wonder if we re Lehrbuch Der Physiologie going to see him in one of the next books Since my jump on the Percy Jackson train seems to be than just a little delayed I finally decided to leave it at that Iuess there is really nothing I could write or say that hasn t been said already I mean there are actually 55567 reviews on Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. goodreads Yes I looked it up P So yeah Iuess that says it all XDIf you haven t had the pleasure to read the book yet I recommend you to do the following thoughGet a copy of The Lightning Thief snuggle into your soft and comfy bed ignore the bad autumn weather and enjoy the freaky ride M the Oracle sends Percy on his first uest a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the ods of OlympusThis first installment of Rick Riordan's best selling series is a non stop thrill ride and a classic of mythic proportion. ,
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Story full of friendships Greek mythology magic mystery bad uys and Marketing Excellence 3 girls and constant adventure I enjoyed it now despite me being aood ten years older than the target audience I would have enjoyed it even ten years ago You should definitely YARN Essentials go read this Then when you re doneive it to a kid to read tooBlog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr I don t care if this is middle Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, grade literature I am starting this soon A WritingA PlotA CharactersA MONSTERSI thoroughly enjoyed this book I wish I hadn t watched the movie before reading it because I felt like that ruined a bit of enjoyment of this book for me but for the most part I had such a fun time reading this book and I m looking forward to continuing on with the series A 82% Very Good Notes It s sugar and caffeine a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation Chiron looked surprised I thought that would be obvious enough The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles As someone who has worked in Los Angeles I can tell you that this is completely accurateWhile Harry Potter was spending his summers at the Dursleys Percy Jackson attended Camp Half Blood This book has done the impossible it has redeemed the name of PercyYes that s right that snot faced lily livered waste of air of the very same name from the Harry Potter universe That name is now relegated to the ranks of acceptable because of my love for this bookPerseus Percy Jackson is the kind of kid with whom you can t help sympathizing He is the type that s born under a dark star because inevitably wherever heoes whatever he does however Black on Blonde good his intentions he can t help but fuck everything up Everything that can does and willo wrong A simple field trip can turn into a disaster in secondsJay Z s ot 99 problems Percy might have He nearly flunks all his classes he s ot dyslexia he s American Nietzsche got ADHD and then there s Nancy Bobofit Nancy Bobofit appeared in front of me with her ugly friends Iuess she d Art, Culture, and Cuisine gotten tired of stealing from the tourists and dumped her half eaten lunch in Grover s lap Oops Sherinned at me with her crooked teeth Her freckles were orange as if somebody had spray painted her face with liuid Cheetos Nancy Bobofit is not a major character in the book I have to mention her because her character resounded with me I had my own Nancy Bobofit back in Berlioz and His Century grade school only her name is Mimi Nearly 2 decades later the memory of her horrible face still makes me shudder But I digressAs if the bullies aren t bad enough his dad is a no show his stepfather is LITERALLY named Ugli and there are crones foretelling Percy s death as well as a minotaur chasing his ass around AND NOBODY S TELLING HIM A SINGLE FUCKING THING What s with all the secrecy manAs it turned out Percy is whispers special He is a half blood meaning one of his parents is a Greek deity Heets sent to Camp Half Blood with roughly 100 other kids like himIt s a freaky place for a class="07e69fd1e46bdb2b60f6ba04630283ab" style="color: #0000FF; font-size: 21px;">Kid Who S Known who s known but relative normalcy his entire life All of a sudden he s playing Pinochle with a Greek God Dionysus what a drunk his best friend Grover turns out to be a satyr and the Aristotles Rhetoric gorgeous blondirl who rescues him thinks he s a doofus and she keeps calling him seaweed brainTo be fair Percy had it coming He is kind of a seaweed brain Another time Athena and Poseidon competed to be the patron od for the city of Athens Your dad created some stupid saltwater spring for his ift My mom created the olive tree The people saw that her Charting an Empire gift was better so they named the city after her They must really like olives Oh forget it Now if she d invented pizza that I could understand I said forget it Not your best moment PercyAs it turned out Percy IS special His dad is one of the Big Threeods Which kind of sucks because that s not supposed to happen About sixty years ago after World War II the Big Three agreed they wouldn t sire any heroes Their children were just too powerful A lot of people would think it was pretty cool to have such a powerful dadnot really Now that I was declared a son of one of the Big Three Colored Property gods who weren t supposed to have kids I figured it was a crime for me just to be alive Not only does Percy have to struggle to fit in at Camp Half Blood but there s some shitoing on in Mount Olympus The Desire and Truth gods are fighting again when are they not During the winter solstice at the last council of theods Zeus and Poseidon had an argument The usual nonsense Mother Rhea always liked you best Air disasters are spectacular than sea disasters et cetera and conseuently like a brother playing a prank on his younger siblings someone s stuff was stolen And Zeus thinks that his bro Poseidon put Percy up to itOf course blame the poor kid Now Percy is shit out of luck YET AGAIN and he s The Exiles Gallery got no choice but too on this huge stupid uest into the underworld Los Angeles ha to clear his nameHe s not alone he s accompanied by the snarky Dislocating China gorgeous fiercely competent Annabeth she of the seaweed brain name calling as well as the most incompetent satyr that ever lived In his pocket was a set of reed pipes his daddyoat had carved for him even though he only knew two
songs mozart s piano concerto no 12 andMozart s Piano Concerto no 12 and Duff s So Yesterday both of which sounded pretty bad on reed pipes It s Childerley going to be a loooooooong trip to the UnderworldThe Setting THIS THIS IS HOW YOU DO GREEK MYTHOLOGY I am a Greek mythology buff I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK This book is just absolutely fucking perfect in every way when it comes to rewriting S a demigod half human half immortal Even stunning His father is the Greekod Poseidon ruler of the sea making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive There's little time to process this news All too soon a cryptic prophecy fro.