Monday, 17 June 2013

KPE Episode 456: "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief"

Jasmine and Ashleigh are in Year 8 at Pt England School.  
Jasmine has read "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" by  Rick Riordan.

Wikipedia tells us this about the story:
Percy Jackson is a twelve-year-old boy with dyslexia and ADHD, who has been expelled from every school he has ever attended. When his class takes a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, his pre-algebra teacher Mrs. Dodds transforms into a Fury and attacks him. Percy's Latin teacher Mr. Brunner throws Percy a magic sword named Anaklusmos or the English translation, Riptide, and sends Mrs. Dodds to Tartarus.
When Percy and his mother go to Montauk, his friend Grover Underwood comes to tell them to leave immediately. They drive away in a horrible storm, and a Minotaur takes Percy's mother in a blinding flash of light. In anger, Percy kills the Minotaur and takes one of its horns. He wakes up three days later, healed by nectar and ambrosia, at Camp Half-Blood. Grover reveals himself to be a satyr, and Mr. Brunner reveals himself to be Chiron the centaur. As nobody knows whose son Percy is, he is placed in the Hermes, the god of messengers, travelers, and thieves, cabin. After several water-related incidents, a trident mark appears above Percy's head, his father Poseidon claiming him.

We think you will enjoy the discussion these two girls have about the book.

1 comment:

  1. Mean maori mean!! Are you girls thinking about reading the other books?? When you do make sure you post up your review on this blog so i can watch it because this review was AWESOME!! Hope you girls enjoyed the book. - Corey Iosefo