Review: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1) – Rick Riordan


The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1) – Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel

Title: The Lighting Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: October 12, 2010

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 128

Source: Public Library

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

4 out of 5 stars


I picked this up because I was in the mood for something light and short, and it did not disappoint! I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, and this was just a graphic novel version of the first book.

I feel like this graphic novel was more based on the movie than on the actual book. It seemed to me like some of the plot points were different than the book, but I also did read that book a long time ago.

This graphic novel followed Percy, Annabeth, and Grover through their quest to retrieve Zeus’ lighting bolt from the Underworld. It happened similarly to how it happened in the original book, but was made more brief, as it was a concise version of the story.

I look forward to reading the second one of this series because I got it from the public library at the same time as this one! I think it will be interesting, because Sea of Monsters is one of my favorites of the series as a whole. I love getting back into this world that Rick Riordan has created, and I’ve missed his easy-going writing style.

I would recommend this to middle-school aged kids. I think that it would be interesting to read this graphic novel right after finishing the first book, and comparing it. I feel as though it would be an interesting way to take in the story. The characters also did not look like sixth graders, but that’s just me. They looked hecking old, but whatever. You do you, Rick Riordan.

Series:

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2)

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BookTube-a-thon Wrapup


I failed BookTube-a-thon. I did. Miserably failed. I decided to have my friend over because Christmas break just started and I got almost no reading done. I didn’t even finish two books, one of which I only had 100 pages left in…. Yeah, oops. Oh well, I gave it a go and I’m glad I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan *and read the full review!!* and I started, and am almost halfway done with, Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I wish I could have read more, but I suppose that will have to do :)

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BookTube-a-thon Progress


Hmmm. Well, this hasn’t been going as planned. I thought I was going to finish two books last night but then I got distracted by YouTube. Shocking. So this morning I woke up and told myself I wasn’t getting up until I finished a book. So that went, read for 20 minutes, get out of bed, eat breakfast, then watch TV. So I haven’t read too much. Oops. I knew five books was being very very optimistic. :) Shucks, yeah, oh well. I think I will make my goal to finish Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël and start another from my BookTube-a-thon TBR. Last night I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan and this is my review of it! This morning I started Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I like it so far, although I am only on page 73. It’s not as good as the first one at this moment, but it’s okay.

 

PROGRESS: ****SPOILERS****Right now in Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël Ever and Damen are finishing up at the play, Hairspray, that Ever’s friend, Miles, is in. She went to a Victoria’s Secret earlier that day to get sexy underwear because she is planning to lose her virginity sometime that evening with Damen. Apparently Damen has been waiting for 400 years to have sex with this girl, but she always got killed right before they were about to do it. First of all, Ever is 16 or 17 (not really sure which) and she is going to have sex with her boyfriend. Great role modeling for these young girls that are reading this series. I understand that there needs to be romance within the story, but isn’t making out enough? I just do not understand the point of putting sex in YOUNG ADULT books. Think about it, young adult. Not new adult. No, we are talking younger girls reading this. I personally think the reading range of young adult books is 14+, granted I read some YA books a couple years ago. Let these little girls enjoy their childhood. Do not go around telling them that if you love someone, even at a young age, you can do it. NO. Not acceptable in my eyes. I know that it’s wrong and I know that I can separate fiction and reality (although the thin line may be blurred at some points) but I’m a mature 14-year-old. I think sex should be reserved for new adult and adult fiction. It’s special and should be between two people that are really in love, meaning after they are married, not in highschool when they are “in love.” Those are just my thoughts on this topic.

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#FridayReads (2)


This weekend I plan to finish The Lightnight Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan and then start Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I know I’ve been MIA, but like everyone else, I had semester tests this week. But finally I am on Christmas Break! Yes! We are going on our family vacation on the 26th of this month and I’m so excited! We get to go to Sea World and I’m ecstatic :)

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