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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

luci7's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

katra's review against another edition

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

johnsona0583's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring mysterious medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

jaysbookishthoughts's review against another edition

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4.0

The Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, written by Rick Riordan. This book introduces us to Percy Jackson, a student who discovers that he is a demigod, the son of Poseidon, and embarks on a dangerous quest to prevent a war among the gods.

Riordan's writing is engaging and fast-paced, and the story is a perfect blend of action, adventure, and mythology. The world-building is superb, with Greek gods and monsters seamlessly integrated into modern-day America. The book is full of clever twists and turns, and Riordan's humor shines through on every page.

The characters in The Lightning Thief are well-developed, with Percy being a relatable and likable protagonist. His best friend, Grover, is a satyr who is both funny and endearing, and Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, brings intelligence and wit to the group. The trio's interactions are entertaining, and their friendships are an integral part of the story.

The action scenes are intense and well-written, with the battles against the monsters being particularly exciting. Riordan's descriptions of the creatures and landscapes are vivid, and his attention to detail makes the world come alive.

What sets The Lightning Thief apart from other books in the young adult genre is its use of mythology. Riordan's knowledge of Greek mythology is evident throughout the book, and he manages to make it both accessible and entertaining for younger readers.

Overall, The Lightning Thief is a fantastic start to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is a fun and exciting adventure that will capture the imagination of young readers and leave them eager to read the rest of the series. It is highly recommended for anyone looking for a thrilling and engaging read.

detectivpotato's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

korrinamoe's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

i_heart_me's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

thenameistheworstpart's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced

5.0

leannex's review against another edition

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4.0

Me lo he reeleido después de 7 años y ha sido la misma experiencia que la primera vez.

Adoro a Percy.

mother_of_stallions's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0