Flash Review: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Title: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

This is my second time reading this book and for some reason this time around I was so much more in the mood for it.

This time it felt right, I very much enjoyed Percy and his temper of hell and all the troubles he dealt with.

I believe this was a very nice book to set up the rest of the series.

The characters were all well developed, specially Percy and Annabeth. Their friendship was quite refreshing even though they sometimes felt embarassed by what they would say to eachother, somehow it does not feel like a romance waiting to happen and in middle grade, I believe that that's important. I just hope they keep their friendship throughout the series.

The setting was quite enjoyable, I liked the idea that Olympus and the Underworld moved places with the evolution of the civilized countries (this is not the exact wording they author used but I can't remember for the life of me how he phrased it).
The Gods were kind of assholes to be honest and I honestly hope that changes.

All in all it was a really nice book and I would recommend to any kid with a soft spot for greek mythology.

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