Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, ISBN 9780141329994, Penguin UK (Puffin)
Reviewed by Mosaia, 9, Yidarra Catholic Primary School, WA
The story is about a boy called Percy. He finds out that he is a half blood—half god, half human—son of Poseidon, one of the big three.
After he gets expelled and survives an attack from the Mighty Minotaur, he gets taken to Camp Halfblood where he learns to sword battle with a mysterious boy called Luke, and shoot arrows with his used-to-be Latin teacher that’s now a centaur, Chioran. When Choiran tells him about Zeus’s stolen lightning, he is sent on a quest with his best friend, Grover, and half blood daughter of Athena, Annabeth, to retrieve it.
I absolutely love this book and recommend it to kids from 9 to 15. I think anyone who likes Harry Potter will love this book!
* Yidarra Catholic Primary School is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. The book reviewed here was Mosaia’s own copy.
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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.
*Duncraig Primary is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. Books reviewed here are the students’ own.