Saturday, July 14, 2012
Book Reviews For Kids By Kids
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thiefis a book about a boy named Percy Jackson. Percy doesn't study much because he has dyslexia and gets in a lot of trouble in school and gets kicked out of school. After getting expelled he has to go to boarding school.
Except for his dyslexia, he thinks he is perfectly normal. But, when his class goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art he accidentally vaporizes his pre-algebra teacher. The other kids don't even remember their teacher being there, but Percy's friend Grover begins to suspect something.
When Percy and his Mom go to the beach, there is a hurricane in which a monster tries to attack Percy but ends up killing his Mom.
Percy and his friend Grover go to a camp called Camp Half-Blood where Percy learns he is a half-blood, which means he is half Olympian God. He is a son of Poseidon.
At the camp he meets a daughter of Athena named Annabeth, and discovers that his Dad's brother, Zeus, suspects that Percy stole the Master Bolt -- a lighting bolt that is very powerful. But Percy is not the Lightning Thief. So, Percy must go on a quest with Annabeth and Grover to prove that he isn't the Lightning Thief.
All the other half-bloods all have dyslexia just like Percy. I think it shows that the kid that struggles isn’t a dumb kid and in fact can be really awesome.