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reader ✓ doc The Lightning Thief ´ 9780786838653 É [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Lightning Thief ✑ Rick Riordan – Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy Jackson is a good kid but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper And lately being away at boarN Percy's mom finds out she The Lightning ePUB #231 knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from and that he go to the one place he'll be safe She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood a summer camp for demigods on Long Island where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon Go Chiron looked surprised “I thought that would be obvious enough The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles” As someone who has worked in Los Angeles I can tell you that this is completely accurateWhile Harry Potter was spending his summers at the Dursleys Percy Jackson attended Camp Half Blood This book has done the impossible it has redeemed the name of PercyYes that's right that snot faced lily livered waste of air of the very same name from the Harry Potter universe That name is now relegated to the ranks of acceptable because of my love for this bookPerseus Percy Jackson is the kind of kid with whom you can't help sympathizing He is the type that's born under a dark star because inevitably wherever he goes whatever he does however good his intentions he can't help but fuck everything up Everything that can does and will go wrong A simple field trip can turn into a disaster in secondsJay Z's got 99 problems Percy might have He nearly flunks all his classes he's got dyslexia he's got ADHD and then there's Nancy Bobofit Nancy Bobofit appeared in front of me with her ugly friends—I guess she’d gotten tired of stealing from the tourists—and dumped her half eaten lunch in Grover’s lap“Oops” She grinned at me with her crooked teeth Her freckles were orange as if somebody had spray painted her face with liuid Cheetos Nancy Bobofit is not a major character in the book I have to mention her because her character resounded with me I had my own Nancy Bobofit back in grade school only her name is Mimi Nearly 2 decades later the memory of her horrible face still makes me shudder But I digressAs if the bullies aren't bad enough his dad is a no show his stepfather is LITERALLY named Ugli and there are crones foretelling Percy's death as well as a minotaur chasing his ass around AND NOBODY'S TELLING HIM A SINGLE FUCKING THING What's with all the secrecy manAs it turned out Percy is whispers special He is a half blood meaning one of his parents is a Greek deity He gets sent to Camp Half Blood with roughly 100 other kids like himIt's a freaky place for a kid who's known nothing but relative normalcy his entire life All of a sudden he's playing Pinochle with a Greek God Dionysus what a drunk his best friend Grover turns out to be a satyr and the gorgeous blond girl who rescues him thinks he's a doofus and she keeps calling him seaweed brainTo be fair Percy had it coming He is kind of a seaweed brain Another time Athena and Poseidon competed to be the patron god for the city of Athens Your dad created some stupid saltwater spring for his gift My mom created the olive tree The people saw that her gift was better so they named the city after her”“They must really like olives”“Oh forget it”“Now if she’d invented pizza—that I could understand”“I said forget it” Not your best moment PercyAs it turned out Percy IS special His dad is one of the Big Three gods Which kind of sucks because that's not supposed to happen “About sixty years ago after World War II the Big Three agreed they wouldn’t sire any heroes Their children were just too powerful A lot of people would think it was pretty cool to have such a powerful dadnot really Now that I was declared a son of one of the Big Three gods who weren’t supposed to have kids I figured it was a crime for me just to be alive Not only does Percy have to struggle to fit in at Camp Half Blood but there's some shit going on in Mount Olympus The gods are fighting again when are they not During the winter solstice at the last council of the gods Zeus and Poseidon had an argument The usual nonsense ‘Mother Rhea always liked you best’ ‘Air disasters are spectacular than sea disasters’ et cetera and conseuently like a brother playing a prank on his younger siblings someone's stuff was stolen And Zeus thinks that his bro Poseidon put Percy up to itOf course blame the poor kid Now Percy is shit out of luck YET AGAIN and he's got no choice but to go on this huge stupid uest into the underworld Los Angeles ha to clear his nameHe's not alone he's accompanied by the snarky gorgeous fiercely competent Annabeth she of the seaweed brain name calling as well as the most incompetent satyr that ever lived In his pocket was a set of reed pipes his daddy goat had carved for him even though he only knew two songs Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 12 and Hilary Duff’s “So Yesterday” both of which sounded pretty bad on reed pipes It's going to be a loooooooong trip to the UnderworldThe Setting THIS THIS IS HOW YOU DO GREEK MYTHOLOGY I am a Greek mythology buff I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK This book is just absolutely fucking perfect in every way when it comes to rewriting and reinterpreting the Greek pantheon It is so hilariously awesomely irreverent but completely fitting The gods are reimagined but they stay true to their true nature and the myths are retold in a cheeky flippant manner that had me giggling my ass off This book is so fantastically snarky to the Greek gods Everything is incredibly well explained to a lay audience like how the Greek gods can't seem to keep it in their pants Annabeth nodded “Your father isn’t dead Percy He’s one of the Olympians”“That’scrazy”“Is it What’s the most common thing gods did in the old stories They ran around falling in love with humans and having kids with them Do you think they’ve changed their habits in the last few millennia” And apparently the habit runs true for both male and female goddesses “What You assume it has to be a male god who finds a human female attractive How sexist is that” The existence of Greek gods and goddesses themselves are well explained and believable “Come now Percy What you call ‘Western civilization’ Do you think it’s just an abstract concept No it’s a living force A collective consciousness that has burned bright for thousands of years The gods are part of itDid the West die The gods simply moved to Germany to France to Spain for a while Wherever the flame was brightest the gods were there They spent several centuries in England All you need to do is look at the architecture People do not forget the gods I had my doubts about the execution of the premise of Greek mythology and all my doubts have been destroyed his book does great justice to the Greek gods it is the most faithful rendition than I have ever readThe Characters Yes Percy is a special snowflake but HELL I LOVED THE LITTLE SHIT He's got a special destiny He is a special child I DON'T CARE Percy is such a sympathetic character and although he won't be replacing Harry Potter in my heart any time soon there is a special spot for him He can give up pretty fast He's kind of a wimp but you know finding out that you're a hald blooded demigod is kind of a big deal and I understand his attitude of GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE I didn’t know what else to do I waved back“Don’t encourage them” Annabeth warned “Naiads are terrible flirts”“Naiads” I repeated feeling completely overwhelmed “That’s it I want to go home now” He doesn't really want to do anything big He's pretty stupid sometimes Auntie Em geez he's not exactly heroic He only does the heroic shit when there are no other options “All right” I said “It’s better than being turned into a dolphin” I loved Annabeth she is all I could want from a female supporting character I can't say that I'm fond of Groverbut I can't help feeling that we'll be seeing of him in the future “But a uest to ” Grover swallowed “I mean couldn’t the master bolt be in some place like Maine Maine’s very nice this time of year” Overall a fantastic book A good middle grade book makes you feel like a child again and this book did just the trick I found myself giggling throughout the book and an hour after reading it there's still a smile on my face that can't be wiped off

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D of the Sea Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena Percy sets out on a uest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld located in a recording studio in Hollywood and prevent a catastrophic war between the god I don't care if this is middle grade literature I am starting this soon

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The Lightning ThiefAlternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy Jackson is a good kid but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper And lately being away at boarding school is only getting worse Percy could have sworn his pre algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him Whe I'm slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book But I'm even ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan LermanBut come on Someone tell me that this is not hotReally What did I tell you I do imagine that you probably won't read the rest of the review anf just stare at this gif instead but that's no reason not to like my review DBut I really have to thank Logan I really do Because without his unfreakingbelieveable hotness I wouldn't have watched the movie and I would've never read the awesomeness of The Lightning Thief Yes I loved the book I've always taken an interest in Greek Mythology and I thought Rick Riordan's take on it was very uniue and unlike anything I've read before I absolutely loved Camp Halfblood Well it sure seemed better than the budget summer camps I've been to RR seriously out did himself with writing the camp I could imagine everything vividly and I like to think that I know the camp from back to front The cabins would have to be my favourite feature of the camp though If only they were like that in the camps I've been to Percy What can I say The guy has amazing underwater powers is kick ass and is a demigod He's super loyal to his friends and family is brave and has the looks this is the part when you look at the gif of Logan Lerman again ;D And he can make me laugh Come on You have to give a guy who make you laugh some credit In short the guy's the full package Another thing I loved were the other characters Especially Annabeth who looks like Cinderella in Percy's words am I right I don't have the book on me sorry Stupid library fines And I'm expecting something to develop between her and Percy if you know what I meanSo yeah I loved the book it was exciting fast paced and humorous Just one thing though I'm kind of pissed that they didn't have cabins in the movie Or Clarisse Or the Oracle Though it's hardly RR's fault I just had to get it out there