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Saturday, 5 July 2014

PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF BOOK REVIEW

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is probably one of the best books that I have ever read. My heart skipped a beat with every page that I turned and there was something totally unexpected and impressively different in each and every chapter! The book is based on Greek Mythology and the best part is that the author has hardly changed any concepts, but still managed  to keep the readers excited. The book gives a fabulous blend of the modern world and the ancient world of Greek Mythology.The good thing is that it provides a lot of information on Mythology without making the reader doze off :P

I could also see a close similarity between this book and Harry Potter.

It's about a trio that gets a quest for truth and in the end,they end up living happily and all that, but what makes this series different from Harry Potter is that the reader can relate the story of the book with his/her surroundings. Also, the fact that the Underworld is in Los Angeles and the imaginary 600th floor of the Empire State building was extremely fascinating.

Even though the first few chapters of the book were a little boring,the book quickly picked up it's pace after the 5th chapter. I simply adore Rick Riordan's sense of humour! One of the biggest plus points of the book is Percy's amazing comic timing. I really couldn't understand the affection for the 'blue food' , but it turns out that it's funnier when not understood. :D


Camp Half-Blood is a destination where every Percy Jackson fan would want to live. The characters are so realistic that at times you tend to forget that they are fictional. The book is written from a teenager's point-of-view, so I don't think anybody would find it difficult to read.




Anyway, the book is so good that I think it hardly has any negative points. It is action-packed and full of surprises. Unlike many other books, the author has pushed aside the perception that a hero can never fail in life. Percy Jackson is a book that can be equally enjoyed by 8 year olds as well as 80 year olds. The book is not at all disappointing and is totally worth reading more than once :)

Happy Reading !!!
(P.S My next post- Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief book vs movie! )


                                                                                                          ~Mahek Ghelani