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Today’s book review is by 12 year old Meher Gandhi from Vadodara on one of the books in the popular Percy Jackson series.
Meher is an avid reader who also loves to play keyboard and likes to swim and dance. Meher goes to Navrachana International School Vadodara.
She is a student of Young Orators.
Book – Percy Jackson and The lightning thief
Author- Rick Riordan
For a girl like me who is very picky and unsure of many things in life, I was very sure about one thing after glancing at the cover page of this book-I instantly decided that I wanted to read it.
The book with its catchy book cover caste a spell on me and I was compelled to read the book.
So, Percy the protagonist is a normal boy next door doing all the usual activities until he discovers, he is the son of the Greek Sea God, Poseidon. He is accused of stealing Zeus’s master lightning bolt.
This 16 year old kid, unaware of his identity was going to school and suffering from dyslexia. Percy’s mother Sally, wanted him to go to a secret place called Camp Half Blood, since he was a demigod and his life was in danger. How his life changes after this unexpected consequences and how he deals with it, is the crux of the story.
Percy goes on a thrilling quest and during his journey he encounters many challenges, meets ample number of monsters and other characters. To know how he finished his task is an absolute delight to any fiction lover.
The book is very well paced and full of surprise elements. I loved the author’s description style throughout the story. It is embedded with every possible minute detail about characters and surroundings which makes you visualize the scene clearly. The book actually takes you to the world of Gods and Monsters.
The enriching vocabulary is another big plus of the book. The author has the ability to mesmerize and engage the readers so well that it simply captivates you and it becomes very hard to put the book down.
Young readers between the ages 12-14 will find it fascinating and will surely enjoy delving deep into a different world. It is a must read for fiction lovers – not to be missed!
I would give 5 out of 5 points* to this book for its well-crafted plot, spectacular imagination and detailed description. This enchanting book makes us believe the most unbelievable things, through its brilliant narration.
This book compels you to yearn to read the next part – Sea of Monsters.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest