Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Wednesday Book Recommendation

While I definitely missed all of my bloggy friends, I have a terrible secret to admit:  unplugging was rather glorious!  It was like a summer vacation for my brain! 

It seems appropriate to just slow down on all the extra-curricular activities from time to time, doesn't it?  I think we all need it.  It's good to slow down and breathe once in a while.

One thing I never need to slow down on though?  Reading.  Because, to me anyway, it's one of the most relaxing things on the planet.  Seriously nothing like a good book for the soul. 

Now on to my book review!  This week it's:

Goodreads Book Description:
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 pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master 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 betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
My thoughts:
This book was a definite break from the norm for me, but a refreshing one! I read quite a few young adult books (total addict) and this is definitely more of a a middle grade novel, aimed towards younger male teens, so keep that in mind if you read, because it is different.

First of all, there aren't many books well suited for young boys, most young adult novels are aimed at the female genre, so I adored this book before I even cracked the cover.

But the story doesn't disappoint. The idea of weaving Greek mythology into the current world is unique and makes for lots and lots of fun. I loved seeing characters throughout the novel that I already knew the history for. I thought Riordan did an excellent job with this concept and I'm definitely going to continue the series.

I can't wait to see the movie, although we all know, the book is always better, right?

SO, anyone out there read the book AND watched the movie???  Love to hear your thoughts!

Hope everyone is having a Happy Hump Day!  *snicker*
Makes me laugh like a teenager every time.  So silly.



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  2. I read the series and liked it a lot. I really like that quality books are out there you pre-teen, early teen boy though I think girls will like it too - I mean we did right? I haven’t seen the movie yet but it is on my rental list for this summer.

  3. I haven't read the book, but I saw the movie the other day and I loved it!! It was very cute, and not at all hokey. I hope they make a sequel!

  4. I haven't read this book, but it's reviews are always great. Hmm, I should consider getting this.

    Great review!

  5. You know, I really wanted to read this even though it did seem like a Middle Grade book aimed at boys. And I think I'll end up watching the movie with my little guy at some point :)

  6. I didn't like it...

    I really hoped I would, but it ended up a huge disappointment.

    Hope others enjoyed it and by all means I don’t want to take away from those who did like it... I hate bashing books, but again I didn't want to lie.


  7. I haven't read this book or seen the movie yet. I don't read much YA anymore, but I may consider giving this one a try.