So I decided to give the Percy Jackson books a try. Started off with the movie, which I thought was pretty decent, apart for some cheesy special effects in places. But when it came down to reading the actual book, I just couldn’t get into it.
Let me preface this by saying I LOVE mythology. I was the kid in school that read about the Roman, Greek and Egyptian gods for FUN. Bring on Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey!
Not to mention that I’m also currently writing a book dealing with the Greek Gods, so I thought it’d be a good idea to check out Percy Jackson.
Overall, I thought it was enjoyable (what I read of it, of course). I can certainly see why pre-teens and up enjoy the books. I have no doubt that when my son is old enough to enjoy them, I will be purchasing the set.
But for a 20 something year old gal (hey I can still claim my 20’s until November!) I just couldn’t stick with it. Nothing against Rick Riordin. I enjoyed his writing style. But I just can’t relate to a 12 year old boy. Go figure!
For those of you with younger boys, I think the Percy Jackson series is well worth a look.
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Hmm, I think maybe you should start with the later books then, he gets to be about 16 at the end, and there’s a fair share of him being mature (and getting a love interest ) I really thought the books were way better than the movie, so I if you think the movie was good, I really think you should try the books! (:
Thanks so much for letting me know! Do you think I will miss any vital details by skipping ahead?
I think you should start with the third book, work your way to the fifth book (my fav in the series) and if you realize you like the series, go back and read the first and second books (:
Haha, I’ve just done a post about Percy Jackson and Annabeth- my favorite couple of all time. Maybe you’d like to drop by and take a look 🙂
I’ve just followed your blog so I will definitely drop by the check it you. Thanks for letting me know!