It is now safe for me to say that I have read one of the classics of the 21st century. I got this book as a gift for my birthday, I started reading it as soon as I had the chance.
Unfortunately, I have been very lazy and did not write the review for this book for the past 6 weeks. But In my defence I was too engrossed in reading the book to stop and write about it.
Anyway, the big thing is – that now I am writing a review on it. And I can’t wait to get started. I have been trying to persuade my dad into reading Percy Jackson, he just doesn’t do it! Maybe he will read it after seeing this? Maybe.
The moment I started reading I knew it in my head that – “this was the most divine book to touch the face of the world. When I flipped open the first page, I saw raw, untamed power. And beyond that, something truly special.” just play that in your head with a gruff, hoarse voice – and if you watch star wars – Snoke’s voice.
Something like that is my impression of Rick Riordan’s book – Percy Jackson and the lightning thief.
Words are powerful, you’ve heard that plenty of times before. But Rick Riordan’s writing is something else altogether. It contains power. He has brought mythology and action-filled adventures together to create a masterpiece. He has brought about a new way idea of fiction, a new league of storytelling.
Many people today believe that what he’s writing about is true. Which I thought was stupid, but now, after reading the book I see why.
The book includes Greek mythology in a fun way||a very fun way. It starts off with our favourite character – Percy talking about being a demigod , he tells us about his algebra teacher turning into a vampire, and the principal handing him a ballpoint sword, the next day – Chiron, ahem, the principal and Percy’s friend Grover who are aware of the Greek gods, monsters and demigods being alive and kicking, cast a veil of mist, which is a magic that prevents normal mortal eyes from seeing extraordinary things. Percy can see through the mist and gets his powers triggered during a fight. Conforming Grover and Chiron’s suspicion of him being a half-blood.
Percy is brought to camp half-blood, where he finds other demigods like him. He learns what it is to be a demigod and how his life has changed. He is soon claimed by Poseidon, one of the strongest greek gods and settles into his new life.
Zeus, the god of the sky then accuses him of stealing his symbol of power and making the king of the gods can be very, very bad.
Fusing a subject like gods with wit and courage, this is one of the best books of the 21st century. The book takes many twists and unexpected turns and leaves you unable to take your eyes off the words.
I am a reader, and I love reading, so I read many books, but however, you might not be an avid reader and may not like reading very much. Even then, you will find this to be the best past time.
This isn’t a very relaxing weekend read, like the Mr terupt series and it isn’t a super intense read either. It’s a perfect mixture of excitement and humour.
Probably the wittiest book I have read in years back and years to come.
While many kids sneak their phones into the bathroom and sit on the seat playing games, I used to sneak Percy Jackson books in the washroom to read. Sorry mum, dad.
So by now, I believe you get the idea, should you read it? Is it a good book? I dare you to figure it out.
I loved how Percy spoke and narrated the book, I don’t know if my dad was saying the truth but I laughed and giggled, looking like I had headphones on except with a book. I laughed, and no one understood! It was that funny, I was unable to control myself.
This book was the only reason I got interested in Greek mythology and this book is the only reason I now am an expert on it. Or at least that’s what I think. So if you have any doubts on Greek mythology, ask me!
Here are some praises for the book, that sum up all of that ⬆︎
“This is the stuff of legends” ~ The Guardian
“Unputdownable” ~The Irish times
“Cool, mad and very funny”~Flipside
“Sure to become a classic” ~Sunday Express
“Rioardan delivers puns, jokes and subtle wit alongside with a gripping storyline” ~Sunday Telegraph
Numerical ratings? Nah, too good for them
10 out of 10 for sentence formation and grammar
9.25 out of 10 for vocabulary
10 and a half out of 10 for the storyline
And totally, including every other factor – 4.90/5
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