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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I'm not going to review the rest of the books unless there is a movie. That way I can compare xD
The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of a betraying friend; and unfavel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

It's the start of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's adventures. Percy and his friend Grover's story begins when they are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to learn about Greek gods. When his teacher Mrs. Dodds calls him to "chat" after he "pushed" Nancy Bobofit his life changes. Mrs. Dodds changes into a Greek mythology monster. During this Mr. Brunner, his latin teacher, gives him a pen or more commonly known as Riptide. From there he stricks Mrs. Dodds who turns into golden dust.

His mother sends him to Camp Half-blood there he meets Annabeth and Luke and learns he is the son of one of the Big Three. He is accused of stealing Zeus's lighting bolt. He and his friends Grover (the stayr) and Annabeth try to beat the time limit.

Now for the movie.


I can't believe they messed up the Lightning Thief!

Ok, first of all, they didn't elaborate on the whole camp and how he found out he was son of Poseidon. They just told him and went on their happy happy joy joy selves. Then, they say to find pearls which are originally given to him by his father.

Annabeth's hair is straight and brown not curly and blond! They didn't even try to make it curly.

Grover had crutches.

They brought in the Hydra...they didn't fight they Hydra. They didn't even go to Tennessee.

Then they didn't even introduce Clarise and Ares! They are major characters in future books.

They exchanged the Ares fight with the Luke fight. That doesn't happen until the Fourth or Fifth book!

They didn't have their own styles they all look like Spartan....-_-


I love the book absoultely despised the movie!


1 comment:

  1. I recently read all of the percy jackson books and realy enjoyed them all. The film i found to be rushed and too far removed from the first book.


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