I had to re-read this book because I LOVE PERCY JACKSON WITH MY LIFE!! Seriously, I LOVE HIM, I LOVE HIM, I LOOOOOOVEEEE HIM!! I read all of Percy’s books four years ago and I think my love for them keeps growing.This book follows a 12 year old kid who lives in New York with his mom, Sally Jackson and his stepfather, Smelly Gabe. He’s a troubled kid and he thinks his father is dead. But guess what? His father is NOT dead and he is a GOD. Anyway, he goes to Half-Blood Hill and meets a lot of kids and then he realizes he’s a demigod. He goes on a quest to find the Lightning Bolt that was stolen from Zeus and has to return it in 10 days. He has to fight a lot of monsters on his way to the Underworld. Also, he’s going to be betrayed by one of his friends.
Even though Percy (Seaweed Brain) is a 12 year old kid, he’s brave, strong, a really good friend and has beautiful feelings. I’m pretty sure y’all know he is Poseidon’s son. He can breathe underwater, HOW COOL IS THAT? He was always bullied at school or anywhere so he was pretty sad most of the time. I love how much he loves his mother and how loyal he is to his new friends. He wants to keep kicking demon’s asses along with Annabeth and Grover. Well, Grover left to find PAN.
Annabeth is this pretty girl with blond hair and gray eyes who had a tough childhood. She’s Athena’s daughter. She’s brave, but really brave!! And she cares about Percy a lot. She nursed Percy when he was attacked by the minotaur and later when a scorpion almost kill him. *cough* Percabeth *cough*!
Grover, the amazing satyr, is Percy’s protector. According to him, he had failed a lot so he was worried that he wouldn’t help Percy on his quest. BUT… HE DID AN AMAZING JOB! After the quest, he acquired a permission to go look for the great god Pan. Everyone’s happy about that but sad at the same time because no searcher had ever come back alive.
I love all of Percy’s books. This one has a fantastic introduction to the greek mythology. You don’t need to read a book about greek mythology before reading this book because Rick Riordan explain everything very well throughout this story. Such a fantastic story with amazing characters. I don’t think I hate a character in this book. Actually, I love all of them and sometimes I feel sad about them. Luke was the “bad” kid and I still like him. Anyway, still my favorite books ever. OH, I’m planning to re-read The Sea of Monsters soon.