The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief book cover
Rick Riordan
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Oct 6, 2023

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is the gripping tale of Percy Jackson, a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he's a demigod, the son of Poseidon, and embarks on a quest to prevent a war among the Greek gods after being accused of stealing Zeus's lightning bolt. Alongside his friends Annabeth and Grover, Percy traverses the United States, encountering mythical creatures and overcoming formidable challenges, all while learning about his unique abilities and the responsibilities of being a hero. This thrilling blend of Greek mythology, modern adventure, and humor captivated me as Percy embraces his destiny and seeks to clear his name while safeguarding the fate of Olympus. 

One of the most compelling aspects of The Lightning Thief is its ingenious blend of Greek mythology with a contemporary coming-of-age adventure. The book's ability to make ancient gods and mythical creatures feel relatable and relevant to a modern audience is truly captivating. Rick Riordan's witty writing style and the humor injected into the narrative add another layer of enjoyment, making it a fun and engaging read for both young and adult audiences. I had no disappointments with this book. It had many events that were very intriguing and unique. I would recommend this book for people who enjoy fantasy, mythology, and action-packed adventures. It's particularly well-suited for young adult readers, but its universal themes of friendship, identity, and courage make it a delightful read for anyone looking to read about a mythological journey with a relatable, humorous hero. I give this book a 5 out of 5.

Written by
Mahad Z.

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