The Lightening Theif

by Rick Riordan Year Published: 2010


2009’s Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award Winner is back in the news because Disney+ has just released the first season of the EPIC journey of 12-year old Percy Jackson. In The Lightning Thief, Percy must clear his name as both forbidden child and would-be stealer of Zeus’s bolt of power? Sounds like too much fantasy? Set it in the modern day, and add a cross country romp, and you have a complex book about growing up and finding your true family.  Is it a perfect book?  Absolutely not.  Will your Harry Potter fans love it? You bet.  This is the first book in the first of several sets about the world of mythology Riordan has created. Read the book, watch the show (it’s beautiful, and true to the book) and enjoy! 🙂