The Lightning Thief (book 1) – Rick Riordan

You may have likely saw the movie, but hopefully that did not prevent you from reading the story. We all know that books are always better than their movie counterpart, right? Although I do thoroughly enjoy the movie version, I have read The Lightning Thief several times. It is that good.

It is funny, it can be sad. It will make you laugh out loud, and make you angry. You will certainly be rooting for the success of Percy Jackson on his mission. Being the son of Poseidon, Percy has a lot to learn about thy mythology side of his life, while trying to save his life.

Grover and Annabeth, best friends and residents of Camp Half-Blood join Percy as he tries to find the stolen lightning bolt, and save his mother’s life at the same time. You’ll meet Medusa, Hades, Athena, and many more Greek gods.

This is a lengthy series, but one you do not want to miss. Once again Rick Riordan delivers characters and storylines that you want to read again and again!

Friday Fun Facts!

Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan Jr.)

Born: June 5, 1964


Wrote: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Heroes of Olympus series, The Kane Chronicles, and Rick worked on The 39 Clues series

Awards: Edgar Award, Hampshire Book Award, Anthony Award, Shamus Award

With two of his books being made into movies, (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and the  Sea of monsters), Rick has gained quite a following of readers. I enjoy these books as much as my teenagers. They are fun to read, you don’t see blood, sex, or gore, and they are still exciting! Well, some blood and gore, but nothing I am concerned about my girls reading.

Quotes: If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.

All serious daring starts from within. (I love this one!)

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Which Rick Riordan stories have you enjoyed?