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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

6th Grade Entry - The Lightning thief

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is KC’s entry. Thanks, KC!

The Lightning Thief
Author Rick Riordan
Publisher First Scholastic printing, 375 Pages

Percy Jackson is a kid who has been kicked out of most boarding schools in New York City. Percy feels that gods, goddess and monsters seem to be coming after him, for some unknown reason. Percy has dyslexia and ADHD, but as time goes by he learns these will be his greatest tools. He has angered the king god, whose name is Zeus and this is where the trouble begins. Now Percy and his friends must retrieve Zeus’s Master Bolt, which was used to defeat Kronos, his father. Percy and his friends are trying to stop a war, which would destroy the western civilization. They have ten days to retrieve the Bolt and find the true thief.

Annabeth has a cap that can turn anyone who wears it, invisible. She ran away from home because her stepmother was very rude and mean to her. Annabeth met a satyr and two other kids who were trying to get to Camp Half Blood. Annabeth is rude to Percy because of who their godparents are.

I liked how much fiction was in the book. I also liked how many weird creatures were in the book. Mythology is one of my favorite subjects, and that is why I liked this book so much. The book got more interesting with each chapter. The ending was so good and amazing it totally surprised me.

This book is great for kids who like fantasy. It is also good for people who like mythology, they can learn about creatures and gods. I would recommend this book for kids between the ages of six and fourteen.

Submitted by K.C.S.


Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I know this book because my 5th grader has read it so many time that the cover has fallen off!

He really enjoys books by Rick Riordan ... it seems a lot of young readers do!

Nice review, KC, keep up the good work :)

evrythingirl said...

awesome!!! I am also in love with this book, I read the whole series and did you knw that there is a movie coming up? Good job!