Girl Gone Reading: The Lightning Thief

Girl Gone Smart would like to welcome Patrick to our blog roll! Patrick is an avid reader, musician, and all round cool dude. He doesn't pay for any of the books he reads. Instead, his public library and YouTube provide an endless supply of reading material. He's also partial to audio books so if that's you're thing - he has you covered!

Patrick became interested in reading after picking up The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - and he hasn't stopped since.

"Physical books take up real estate and that is reserved for rare books and pre-1800s books at my place. So I'm at the mercy of the public domain."

On to the review...

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is authored by Rick Riordan. Fair warning, it's a YA!

If you're reading this blog, then obviously you enjoy reading - so pick up this book. Riordan manages to creatively weave Greek mythology and modern-day America in this delightful quest to recover Zeus’ lightning bolt.

The story has good flow and great character development. There are lots of interesting road blocks and pitfalls to keep you turning the page, or in my case, continuing to listen.

If you know Greek mythology, then you’ll recognize some of the heroes and foes in this novel. If you don’t, then you may just learn a little bit. If you like J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter series or Daniel Handlers’ Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, then trust me, you will enjoy this series.

Copies of this book can be found for free on sites like YouTube, your local library, and others. Hard copies can be had cheaply in your local thrift stores or secondhand book stores. And of course there's always Amazon.


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