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.