The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

Perseus (better known as Percy) Jackson is a dyslexic child with ADHD who has been kicked out of every school he attended. Strange things seemed to happen when he was around. After being kicked out of another school at the end of 6th grade he went on a holiday trip to Montauk Beach with his mother. His mean step-father did not go with them. While he was there he discovered something strange … the Greek myths are real, and more than that, his real father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. This book follows Percy, Annabeth (who is daughter of Athena – goddess of wisdom), and their satyr friend, Grover. This is a daring, action-packed, comedy-filled adventure which took them from the Underworld where they saved Zeus’s master bolt, to Mt. Olympus in time for the summer solstice, in only 10 days! I loved this book because it had lots of action but lots of comedy too! This is a great book for any 9-12 year old. It also has a little bit of history. My favourite character is usually female, and Annabeth is no exception. This book is a little long but doesn’t feel like it. It is one of five in the series and I enjoyed the movie almost as much as the book.

This is one of my favourites!! I also like Narnia, 39 Clues, AND Harry Potter, which I will write about later.

P.S: HAPPY HALLOWE’EN! (I’m sooooooooooo excited!)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Unicorn Wishes by Carol Barton

This is not a book I read recently, but someone asked for a Rainbow Fairies-like book so here it is!!!!!

Unicorn Wishes by Carol Barton is the first of six books in the World of Wishes series.

Maddie O’Neil has freckles, deep carrot coloured hair; she just recently got braces and her classmates know it.  The day after she got her braces, she came home from school in despair.  That’s when a boat appeared in the stream that runs through her yard.  She traveled on the boat to find the magic world of Zavania, where wishes come true.  While there, she met Sebastian, apprentice to the Wish Master, and helped him grant a baby Unicorn’s wish to go home.  However, they first had to rescue it, and that meant taking it (and its mother) from the clutches of the terrible Ice Queen.  My favourite person in the book was, of course, Maddie.  She was a female hero of sorts.  I was around the age of 5 when I read this book and it is very good for that age.

P.S: I’ll try to post on Tuesdays!

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume is the first book of five in the Fudge series, so if you like this, there are more!

Peter Warren Hatcher is a normal 9-year-old 4th grader, until his new little brother Farley Drexel Hatcher (known as Fudge) is old enough to walk. From eating flowers to acting in commercials, Fudge will truly bring a laugh to readers who have younger siblings. This book is funny because of the things Fudge says and does. For example, he jumps off a jungle gym ‘I believe I can fly style’ because he’s chasing “the birdies!” But when Fudge does something TRULY awful, questions arise. Can Peter forgive Fudge? Will Peter finally get a dog? And will Fudge finally be good? This is a book I read when I was small(er!) but I still “reread” it!

P.S: Feel free to comment! I’d love some feedback, or suggestions for books for me!