Summary (The Lightening Thief):
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Just One Gripe:
They are really more childrens' lit than YA books.
The Best Thing About This Book:
The personificaton of Greek mythology is excellently done.
Appropriate for a younger audience:
As this is more of a children's series, I am scoring it against other children's books. A five star children's book is not equivalent to a five star adult book, in my opinion.
Total Score: 24/25
The Percy Jackson series were 3 star books for me personally, but I am rating them against other children's lit and they deserve 5 stars for that genre.