The Buzz about Percy JacksonSunday, May 09, 2010 By Naomi Soto
The Lightning Thief is the first book to the series Percy Jackson & The Olympians. This series is written by the author Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief is about a 12 year old boy named Percy Jackson, who thought he was just a regular kid with dyslexia until something really strange happened. There had been some strange moments in his life but this topped it off. His pre- Algebra teacher turned into some kind of monster and tried killing him. Percy soon finds out that he his a demi god; a major target to most monsters. Percy then attends a camp to keep demi gods safe and to train them. Right when he feels that he is right at home, he finds out he is the son of one of the Big three Gods. Percy is then sent on a quest with Grover, his satyr friend, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena. This quest is so important it, if they were to fail the world would be in utter ruins. Will he be succeed or fail? In this novel you are opened to a whole different world. Ancient Greek Gods come to life. Stories that were once thought to be myths come to life. Everything that you once thought was just an old myth happens to be true in this thrilling series. Percy's stubbornness and edgy personality will draw you in. This novel is a great a read and will draw you in from page one.