While in my nearest bookstore, looking for ways to blow more money, I wandered into the YA section and stumbled on The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I finished it yesterday afternoon.
From Rick Riordan's site: "With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend. "
One caveat. Riordan's allusion to science being a fad concerns me a bit - especially when you consider younger readers are more impressionable and can be easily swayed. But if you're considering buying this book for a child in your life, just explain the fiction angle of it all, and you should be fine.
Other than that, this was an enjoyable read. Lots of action and plenty to think about while you're racing across the country with Percy and his pals.
I was going to say how I'm looking forward to the next book, but if you follow the link to Riordan's site, you'll the next two are already out.
Ack. Now I have some shopping to do.
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