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33. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
- Rick Riordan
YA/Fantasy - 2.5 stars. Percy Jackson is a troubled kid at a school for troubled youth, suffering from dyslexia and has ADHD. On a field trip, his math teacher warps into an evil creature and tries to kill him, but he kills her first with a pen that changed into a sword...or did he? Percy finds out that he's a Half-Blood, meaning that one of his parents is a Greek God/Goddess. In this case it's his dad, because he knows his mom. When supernatural beings start trying to kill him in full force, it's up to Percy to save himself - and the world from World War III.
I found this to be kind of boring, derivative, and just unoriginal. Too many Harry Potter similarities to mention. The premise sounds kind of cool, but I don't know, the story just did not do it for me at all. Maybe 8-12 year old boys would really dig it? But since I'm a 30 year old woman (who loves YA, nonetheless) I won't be continuing this series unless I hear of drastic improvements.
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