Thursday, March 18, 2010

Percy Jackson

We all know about the new movie that came out in theaters a couple of weeks ago. It's called "Percy Jackson and the Olympions". It's a movie based on a book series. Well,the movie looked really good,but,as with any movie based on a book,I wanted to read the origonal,before I saw it on the screen. I still haven't seen the movie,but I know a couple of people who have,and they said it was pretty good. I did,however,read the book,and I LOVED it! I totally recommend it! The movie is based on this first book,the synopsis of which I will give to you now.


Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.

Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. 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 has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends–one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena–will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. 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 failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

For some people who are bothered by the whole more than one god,greek myths,and whatnot, you may not want to read this book,because that's what it's all about. I,however,don't have a problem. I know it's not true,and that there is only one true God,so,the plot doesn't really bother me. I really enjoyed it a lot!

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