Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book Review 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is about a 12 year old Percy Jackson whose life takes an abrupt turn when he accidently vaporizes his math teacher. He then learns that he is no ordinary human. He learns that he is a demi God. He fights off monsters to stay alive. Things become worse when the God of sky, Zeus thinks that Percy Jackson stole his lightning bolt. Can Percy Jackson find the lightning bolt before a fully fledged war between the gods erupt?


I personally enjoyed this book because of its narration, character introduction and intense action sequences. The way the author has narrated the story from a 12 year old boy’s point of view was amazing. There were many parts in the story that will give you a good laugh. The portrayal of the Gods was put out very nicely. I found Percy extremely relatable for his snarky remarks. Friendship, trust and honour were the qualities of this story. In this book they speak about ADHD which is still seen as a stigma in the society that we live in. This book was a great fusion of Greek mythology and the author’s imagination. There were some definite moments that make you go, “ohhh” when you read. There were many twists and turns that makes this book even more enjoyable. The description of the monsters makes you really sit on the edge of the seat. The narration of the action sequences were to the point. There were moments in the story that makes you anxious about what’s going to happen next. The book from page 1 is so captivating. You just want to keep reading. Rick Riordan takes us to a whole new world that we wish to never come out of. I would recommend this book as a must-read for those who love fantasy fiction.


“Far away, the conch horn blew. I heard whoops and yells in the woods, the clanking of metal, kids fighting. A blue plumes ally from Apollo raced past me like a deer, leaped through the creek and disappeared into enemy territory.”

-Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. 


I could not think of any cons for this book, because everything was perfectly balanced. The author delivered a perfect dose of action, suspense and sorcery. The friendship between Percy and Grover was portrayed very beautifully. There were references to the famous mythological creatures and monsters. There was also the famous Greek creature called Medusa – the woman with snakes as hair. This book makes us want to get to know more about the Greek mythology. Even though the story line is a serious one there were many moments that makes us laugh. I especially enjoyed when Percy discovers his true identity. It shows his mental state and how he tackles the new information that was thrust on him. I felt the story was especially strong in the area of the action sequence. For someone who has no idea about Greek mythology, this book is like an introduction to the various Gods. Overall, this book is worth a read.


“Monsters don’t die, Percy. They can be killed. But they don’t die”

-Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. 


This book reached a lot of book reading audience and was very much appreciated worldwide. It became the global best seller and was later adapted into a film with the cast of Logan Lerman playing as Percy Jackson and Alexandra Daddario playing as Annabeth. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was directed by Chris Colombus.


TITLE: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

AUTHOR: Rick Riordan


GENRE: Mythology, Young adult fiction



Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *