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Book reviews by Duncraig Primary students: Day 1

Duncraig Primary School (in WA) has sent us some year 5 students’ book reviews.* We’ll be posting two reviews a day for the next 5 days so stay tuned!

"Lightning Thief cover"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. ISBN: 9780141329994, Puffin (Penguin UK) .

Reviewed by Zac, age 10, Duncraig Primary.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first of this Greek Gods series. Rick Riordan writes a gripping action-packed fantasy about everyday normal 12-year-old Percy Jackson. Percy hates the academy he goes to, but on a school field trip, he battles his maths teacher, who has turned into a bat-like Fury. Percy, with friensd Grover and Annabeth, must find Zeus’s Master Bolt or a war of the Gods will begin.

Rick Riordan delivers a great start to the Percy Jackson series. Christian McGrath has also done an astonighingly realistic cover illustration.

[Unfortunately, we were unable to source an image for that particular cover. Another version is shown with this review. – Ed.]

The 375 pages glue you to the book, never can you put it down. This is recommended for ages 8 to 12.

 

"undercover readers club logo"*Duncraig Primary is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. Books reviewed here are the students’ own.

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.