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Review by Niharika V Kudva, 11 yrs, Maharashtra, Winner of Flipkart Review Contest
The Percy Jackson series of books would be liked by all preteens and teens. What's good about the book is that it's humorous and very understandable yet descriptive. It introduces the reader to the world where Greek gods are real. It is fun to read and very informative. The protagonist of these books, a boy called Percy Jackson, discovers that he is a 'demi-god'. That is, a human being born from a god and a mortal.
The first five books have been written from the point-of-view of Percy. This first-person narration makes it easier to understand as the language is simple. The stories aren't predictable and that's what makes them interesting.
The first book of the series- Percy Jackson and the lightning thief is a good introduction to the series. Many terms that are used often in the other books, are introduced to the reader in this book.
The book describes the enmity between the greatest Greek gods- Zeus, the god of air and the god of gods, Poseidon the god of water and Hades the god of death and the underworld. It shows how different these gods are from each other, though they are brothers.
Percy Jackson, helped by his friend- Grover, reaches the only place safe for demi-gods, Camp Half-blood. That's when he discovers that Zeus, a god he didn't even know, really existed before he reached camp, is accusing him of stealing Zeus's mightiest weapon, the lightning bolt. The story continues with some amazing incidents where Percy finds himself doing all sorts of things from entering the underworld to battling Ares, the god of war.
I felt this book was very interesting and educational though it was slightly violent. People who liked the '39 clues' series would like this. The author of the book- Rick Riordan knows the way think, very well. It was so realistic, I had to keep reminding myself that this book was fiction. I would seriously recommend this book. Rick Riordan has also written the 'Kane chronicle' series.
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god.
I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Edition||Film tie-in ed|
|Number of Pages||384 Pages|
|Publication Year||2009 December|
|Height||7.8 Inches (US)|
|Width||0.91 Inches (US)|
|Age Group||9 + Years|
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Apr 18, 2015
wow ! what a book
Feb 23, 2015
the Lightning thief is a real thief, coz he just steals ur heart right away!!!
Nov 28, 2014
AWESOME BOOK !
Azeem bari khan
Jun 9, 2014
A mind blowing fantasy book.
May 26, 2014
Original plot that sounds like a spoof
Nov 2, 2011
Go for a better DEAL!!Don't buy this one, this single book costs Rs 209 whereas you get a full set of 3 books (Percy Jackson Collection) at Rs 389. The collection includes:
Nov 28, 2011
MIND BLOWINGB4 i started this book, i used to tease ma friends dat this is a kids book. I asked one of my friends read the book and tell me how it s.. hE suggested that this book was awesome.. SO i started to read ths book .. FIRST 20 pgs was little dragging.. but after wards it was just awesome.. I forgot about my studies and oly concentrated on this.. I was nt a book lover.. but this changed ma life and had a gr8 impact on books .. i preffer everyone to read this book.. FLIPKART gives a wonderful offer...
Oct 22, 2012
PERCY JACKSONPercy Jackson is a 12-year-old boy with Dyslexia and ADHD, and he has been expelled from four schools, the last being Yancy Academy. Sally, Percy’s mother, takes Percy on a trip to Long Island to get him away from his stepfather who mistreats him.
Jul 18, 2012
The Best Book Ever!!Percy Jackson series is really good. if you like books like Harry Potter, then this book is for you... the sarcasm adds a perfect finish to the book. So buy it, you will NEVER regret it!!! Rick Riordan is the new J.K Rowling.This is the MOST addictive book!! you will not be able to keep it down once you start reading it. Buy the whole collection cause it makes more sense. All the 5 books will be included in that.
Apr 2, 2012
Unputdownable book!This book's a great way of introducing Greek myths in an interesting manner to anyone who wants to know more about them. Written in an amazingly simple language, with elements of fun and humor, Rick Riordan fills the reader with the yearning to keep reading!
Mar 17, 2012
Exellent BOOkI had ordered this book and read it excitedly. Now I have ordered the next one cannot wait for it and i reccomend you yo buy it and if you are a harry potter fan as i am do not think think it will be not good we cannot say which one is better
Apr 18, 2015
wow ! what a bookIts really a nice book.Once my sister said that this book really very interesting and also very thrilling with many twists .From that time I became interested to buy this book.then, as soon as I saw it in flipkart,I bought it. first 50 pages seemed boring but then it seemed very interesting that I can't even drop it .Its really a good buy in flipkart as the delivery was so quick.It a good book for everybody.
Feb 23, 2015
the Lightning thief is a real thief, coz he just steals ur heart right away!!!the adventure, the humor, the sarcasm, the jokes, the SASSY PERCY- PERSASSY is super awesome!!!! it is definitely a must-read
Nov 28, 2014
AWESOME BOOK !Classic book , Rick Riordan really has a lot of talent . I am looking forward to read all books in the series . the offer on flipkart makes this book even more awesome
Azeem bari khan
Jun 9, 2014
A mind blowing fantasy book.This book by rick riodan is a very good fantasy book. Being a fan of fantasy liked this book very much and this became my third best fantasy novel.Completed it in just 6 hours.in this book Percy discovers that he is the son of posiedon and that Zeus thinks that he has his bolt. He had to go to a Quest to find the bolt and to save the world from the worlds biggest war anyone has ever seen.