Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of yet another boarding school. And that is the least of his worries. While on a field trip he is attacked by a monster that seems to have leapt from the pages of his Greek mythology book. Soon he finds out that truth, that his is, in reality, the son of a Greek god, making him a half-blood.
Percy is sent to Camp Half-Blood to learn about who he really is. And when he is accused of stealing Zeus’ lightening bolt, he is sent on a quest to find out where the bolt really is before the Greek gods start World War III. Along with his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy sets off to figure out who the real thief is while trying to come to terms with being abandoned by a father who is really a Greek god.
This is one of the few times where I saw the movie before I read the book. I really enjoyed the movie but reading the book was something else entirely. The movie is VERY different from the book and I got SO MUCH MORE from reading than watching.
I think my favorite part of this book was all the Greek characters coming to life. I’ve always had a little thing for Greek mythology and it was fun to have the characters come to life in this novel.
I’d say if you like the Harry Potter books then you’ll probably enjoy the Percy Jackson novels. There were a few similarities between the two but I think that comes with both novels being about teenage boy heroes.
Definitely a good read, though, and I can’t wait to get into the 2nd book!