The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

 

 

 

Percy Jackson is an eye-opening thriller!  People of all ages will love it.  It’s about a boy named Percy, and creatures from his mythology textbook keep attacking him which leads to him finding out that he’s a demi-god (half human, half god).  The creatures and the gods of Mount Olympus are looking for him because they think that he has stolen the most powerful weapon in the world, Zeus’ lightning bolt.  He knows he didn’t take it, so Percy takes his friends on a quest to find out who did.

 

  

  This book is a really good read for kids or grown-ups.  It’s especially good because it brings all the Greek mythology into the 21st century and makes it relevant to today’s kids.  I give it 4 stars out of 5.

 

 The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)  by Rick Riordan 

Reading level: Ages 10 and up