Saturday, August 28, 2010

Percy Jackson

My daughter and I are nearly through an out loud reading of the final novel in the Percy Jackson series. Rick Riordan builds a fantasy world that brings Greek mythology to life in a funny and suspenseful way. From a pegasus named Blackjack to his Cyclops brother the story weaves smart and funny themes together. If you saw the movie, please don't judge the books based on it. The movie missed the mark entirely compared to this witty and engaging series.

It's not Harry Potter, but the relationships between the young people in this book have the same multi-layered and deep appeal. And the supernatual setting doesn't hurt either.