Author; Rick Riordan
Release Date; April 1st 2006
I was a little behind on the Percy Jackson bandwagon, but I’m glad I finally jumped on. This read was fun, easy, quick, and oh so enjoyable (or as I like to say, BRAINCANDY!).
Rick Riordan has quite the way of making Percy and his world believable and exciting. This book is aimed at ages 12 and up, however I borrowed this book from my dad (who’s definitely not in that designated clientele bracket) and both him and myself loved this book.
I was quite impressed with the mythology in this book. I’d like to say I am a Greek/Roman myths expert, judge as you might, and most of what I was taught was pretty accurate with the myths Rick foretold.
The characters were funny (Grover) and strong (Annabeth), and brave (Percy) all of which are refreshing to find in any book. I liked the ideals and morals that these characters give younger readers, and I even found myself getting wrapped up in the adventure and innocence (innocence may not be the right word for Demi-Gods fighting monsters—but you get the point) of this loveable book.
I saw the movie a couple weeks ago and blogged about it, and can I just say how different they were? WOW! I try to look at both pieces separately and as long as you do that, I don’t think those who have read this book before seeing the movie will be disappointed, just be prepared.
All-in-all, a GREAT read! Can’t wait to start the next one!