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Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan. Reviewed by TheRealRacoonster (age 10)

Are you looking for a book that contains suspense, magical weapons and gods?. Well, you’ve come to the right place! It is page-turning, addictive and dangerous, with a excellent storyline. It is about children who are the children of Greek Gods and how they are constantly under threat form monsters such as Furies and how they go about their daily life and quests that they have to go on to save Camp Half-Blood (where children such as Percy go to stay safe from creatures).

The main characters are Percy Jackson (Son of Poseidon), Annabeth Chase (Daughter of Athena), Thalia (Daughter of Zeus), Zoë, Chiron and Grover (both satyrs), Nico and Bianca di Angelo as well as Artemis (Goddess of the Hunt).

Personally, my favourite character is Grover because of his crazy ideas that he comes up with (like when he said that he summoned the God of the Wild (Pan) using lots of coffee), he has a good sense of humour and he is easily scared but determined.

At the beginning of the book, a distress call from Grover (Percy’s best friend) brings him on a quest to find new half-bloods that ends up with him fighting a manticore which jumps off a cliff whilst carrying Annabeth. In their frantic search to find her, they discover the Hunters, who had their leader Artemis kidnapped. Percy and his group bring them back to camp and Chiron (Head activities director) sets five people in a quest to find the missing duo. Those five people will have to go on a death-defying quest in order to free them from their captor. According to a prophecy given to the lucky group before they leave (given by the Oracle), not all of them will come back alive from this perilous mission.

I liked this book because I didn’t know what gods were the gods of something, but this book describes it in perfect detail. For example, I didn’t know that Athena was the goddess of wisdom before I read this book, or that Kronos was the Titan lord of time. I also liked this book in how it was set in a familiar setting (the U.S.A for this book) rather than a faraway land that nobody has ever heard of before as it makes everything more familiar and less difficult to understand. This aspect adds to the flow of the read, making it a more smooth and enjoyable one because of the lack of hard-to interpret vocabulary.

I would recommend this book to children 8+ because of the fact that there is some scary scenes and a lot of violence. But, it is an excellent book and anyone 8 or above, this should be the next book that you pick up and read.

 

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