The Lightening Thief, Who knew middle school books could make me gush and squeal like a 12-year old. Now as I join Hogwarts every September to May, I'll spend my Summers in Half Blood Camps. However godlike Percy may be he is clearly ticked off at being abandoned and the scene with his Dad at the end encapsulates the drama. And once you know that, it's only a matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you. And I also loved the mother and her love of Blue food. I was taking them while laying in bed last night.
Just because some gods will do wars for it? Like I said, sorry about the darkish pics. I can't say that I'm fond of Grover. Actually, the Staff of Asclepious one snake, no wings, on a staff is the symbol of Medicine. What really sold it for me though is the action. I will leave some pics below and I took them last night so they are not great shots. A good middle grade book makes you feel like a child again, and this book did just the trick. You have to give a guy who make you laugh some credit.
Actually it was Rick reading and being kind enough to review my own trilogy that steered me toward picking up these books for Celyn she's very disabled and can't read books for herself. Nearly 2 decades later, the memory of her horrible face still makes me shudder. I just had to get the illustrated edition! Chiron, the head trainer of the camp, equals Dumbledore. I have had my fill of too many stupid, brain-cell destroying comments posted on this review in the past few months asking me to write a 'best-selling book' before attempting to take apart Rick Riordan's writing. I swear that young boy is the embodiment of sass and the more I read about him, the more I got attached to this awesome boy! Instead, I'll shock you by saying that I totally loved this completely derivative book. The heroes train at a school that divides its students according to their character. I don't have the book on me, sorry.
He knows he will need his powerful demigod allies at his side, his trusty bronze sword Riptide, and… a ride from his mom. He does a great job with combining mythology with the modern day, so the stories seem all the more realistic. And he just keep in character, I mean for 12 years old kid, would you believe he'd go to the dangerous underworld to retrieve the Lighting weapon from The Lighting Thief? Not only does Percy have to struggle to fit in at Camp Half-Blood, but there's some shit going on in Mount Olympus. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. Everything that can, does and will go wrong.
May be because everything smoothly introduced. The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles. Just one thing though, I'm kind of pissed that they didn't have cabins in the movie. Maria Olsen's fury and Julian Richings Ferryman are small parts with a big impact and they are each perfectly evil. Lerman is a great choice for Percy, not a perfect beauty, just a good looking kid, who we identify with and want to succeed. I half-watched the film a year or two before we read this. What did I tell you? What did I tell you? I mean, everyone is weird, but you know that I mean.
I loved the book, it was exciting, fast- paced and humorous. So it was okay, it was good. If you have seen the movie and not read the book … well, something is wrong with you. Will she be able to keep her secret? If you're reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close the book right now. And Logan Lerman has undoubtedly stood up with the expectations of the viewers with his breathtaking acting prowess in both the movies under the series.
I could imagine everything vividly and I like to think that I know the camp from back to front. Zeus has lost his lightning bolt and the thief must be found before the gods fall to blows and Olympus topples. Yes, that's right, that snot-faced, lily-livered waste of air of the very same name from the Harry Potter universe. They spent several centuries in England. But I can't help it. Like I said, sorry about the darkish pics.
And if at all the movie gets released, the viewers will get to witness Thalia Grace, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase getting a ride to Westover Hall which is situated in Maine and happens to be a boarding school this time. I think it's so awesome that Percy gets to sort of stand apart from other heroes in stories as a champion for those kids forevermore. What's with all the secrecy, man? Jay-Z's got 99 problems, Percy might have more. Another thing I loved were the other characters. Read at the expense of having to respect someone else's views. The gods are part of it.