Berry College Elementary & Middle School Library

The lightning thief (#1 Percy Jackson)

Review by Kathryn Wilson on May 21, 2019

Categories: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery

Percy Jackson has dyslexia, ADHD, and has been kicked out of more schools than he would like to admit. However, when strange things start to happen and Percy starts seeing monsters, he is whisked away to Camp Half-Blood. It is here that Percy discovers that the Greek Gods and all of their "mythology" is actually real. When Percy is claimed to be the illegal son of Poseidon, he is framed for stealing Zeus's Master Bolt, and has no choice but to go on a quest to recover it. If he fails, the gods will start a war and Western civilization will end.

This is one of my favorite books! I would recommend it to fourth graders and above, who don't mind some violence and love action and humor.