The Friday 56, #81: The Lightning Thief

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“The last thing I remember is collapsing on a wooden porch, looking up at a ceiling fan circling above me, moths flying around a yellow light, and the stern faces of a familiar-looking bearded man and a pretty girl, her blond hair curled like a princess’s. They both looked down at me, and the girl said, ‘He’s the one. He must be.'”

I recently (finally) picked up the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Why did I wait so long to read you?! I absolutely loved this book and it’s the first book I’ve been able to discuss with my nephew which is always a plus. I cannot wait to finish the series!

From my review:

“Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Once again he’s about to be kicked out of school and if that wasn’t bad enough, his math teacher just turned into a hideous monster and tried to kill him. Percy is about to learn that the Greek gods he’s always believed were a myth are real, and that he isn’t a normal boy, but a half-blood, the child of a mortal and a god. In order to stop a disastrous war between the gods, Percy will have to go on a dangerous quest to retrieve Zeus’s most prized possession, his master lightning bolt.” See my full review here.


18 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #81: The Lightning Thief

  1. I feel like I’m the only person who wasn’t blown away by this series. I mean I enjoyed it, though I only read 4 of the 5 books. And I preferred the first movie over the first book. (I will completely admit/agree that the second movie was just not good.) I hope you enjoy this series though, I can understand the appeal; it just wasn’t for me.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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