Illustration: Clemens Gambisch, 5Am, 2018.

Riordan, Rick: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Lightning Thief.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief is a fantasy book that is set in the USA. The main character is a twelve-year-old boy named Percy, who lives in Manhattan with his mother and his stepfather, whom Percy doesn’t like. His whole life Percy has thought that he’s a normal boy altough sometimes strange things happen near him that only he can see. But after it turns out that his best friend is a Satyr, a god in Greek mythology, Percy tells his mother about all the strange things that happen near him, whereupon his mother decides to send him to a camp named “Camp Halfblood”. But on the way to this camp, they are attacked by Minotaurs and Percy faints. After some time, he wakes up an realises that he is already in the camp. But its not a normal camp. It’s a camp for young Greek half gods where they learn to fight and other important things for being a half god. There he finds out that all the Greek stories about gods were real and that he’s the son of the god Poseidon, the god of the sea. But being a half god is not always enjoyable and so Percy has to face some serious adventures to rescue the world. But if you want to know why he has to rescue the world or what adventures he has to face, you have to read the book yourself.

I liked the plot of the book because its really thrilling and I really recommend it to everybody who likes fantasy books.

Riordan, Rick: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Lightning Thief.

Pages: 416

Rating: ***

Signatur: FE.J / RIO

© Review and Illustration: Clemens Gaubitsch 5A (September 2018)