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The Lightning Thief  (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1)
The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1
Author: Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bo...  more
ISBN-13: 9781423134947
ISBN-10: 142313494X
Publication Date: 1/5/2010
Pages: 377
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Hmmm. I really wanted to like this series a lot. But it was just OK. There were two big problems for me.
1. The main character is not all that likeable. You can't identify with him.
2. It is just one action scene after another. Not much character development.

I am going to keep reading the rest of the books, but if I had the choice between this and another series, I will probably put this one on the back burner while I read something else.

I know that this is targeted to young teens, but what make fiction great in that genre is..the teens can identify with the hero. You never find out enough about Percy as a character to think "he is like me".

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Great novel. Fast Pace. Action moved a lot.

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