Year Pub: 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books for CH
Percy Jackson is a very troubled kid. Well, troubled enough to get kicked out...again. And from being kicked out, there gets a series of events that makes the usual everyday boy into, well, a demigod. And, well, getting chased by monsters and gods. Of course, everyday you do that, so this is nothing new! ; D
Percy Jackson, maybe it's just me, but he sounded older (or maybe it's just the movie playing tricks on me) but he's only in 6th grade. Maybe that just made him that much more likable. He was a very funny guy, kick butt at the same time, and such a big softy. If I met him in real life I would either not want to mess with him, or give him a hug. :D He also had so much wit and if I was in his place, I would have taken the choice of running away and hiding under a shell until someone bribes me out...with a free unicorn!
The Lightning Thief also includes lots of mythology that made me want to crack open a mythology book and still tease Zeus for going incest having a gaggillion number of wives. Sorry, Zeus. The mythology aspect just added to the interesting parts and layer to this story. The world-building made this book lose some points because it bored me. It bored me when someone started explaining! I just wanted to dive in but I kept getting stopped mid-way by someone with a pause button to tell me how to dive in. I'm sorry!
Some people LOVED this book, some people thought it was a total copy of Harry Potter, somehow, I fell in between the lines. ^ ^