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First Book In Series Is Surprisingly Good
The beginning of the first book of a legendary book series seems a little underwhelming. There’s something interesting about series like these, though. The books usually turn out to be amazing by the end.
This is true of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The story is from the point-of-view of Percy Jackson, a demigod (Half-God Half-Human). He reveals in the beginning that he has severe ADHD and Dyslexia, which is something most if not all demigods have. The book is intriguing and pulls in the reader like a fish with bait. With only about 200-300 pages, this book manages to do a good combination of character development along with action-adventure. The reader will end up wanting to know more and more as the story goes on towards the climax and ending.
The book itself is surprisingly good for a first book from a new author at the time of its publication (2005). All in all, the book is truly a treasure and a good book for people of all ages and people with a love for mythology mixed with fantasy. The book is also an amazing start for brand new readers just starting to read.