Hello and welcome! I’m Merrill Collins, and this is my book suggestion for this week.
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
I was horrified when I realized I hadn’t put this book up as one of my book suggestions. Percy Jackson & the Olympians has been my favorite book since I was at least nine, and it’s still my #1.
Rick Riordan knows just how to mix Greek Mythology and modern times together, while keeping it engaging to the reader. Not to mention the humor – the title chapters alone make me laugh!
It’s also a good book for all ages – kids, adults, teens, everyone.
The cover above is actually the original (the one I have on my shelf) and probably will only be available from third-party sellers. This is the cover now:
I, personally, prefer the original. Then again, that might just be me.
This is the book that I suggest to everyone, and I count it on my must-read list.
What are your opinions on Percy Jackson & the Olympians? Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know!