the story itself is good, despite the frustrating inaccuracies of the mythology (I get it, you don't really want to go into what really happened to Medusa in a YA novel.)
But the narrator was awful. I almost didn't finish the book because he was so bad. most of the characters sounded exactly the same, but with different (badly done) accents. And his cadance was /really/ weird, almost like he had never actually read the book before.
I gave this book a overall 4⃣ star rating because of the complicating details in each sentence. there was also a lot of times in the book that I thought Percy had a crush on Anabeth and I'm starting to read book 2⃣ and that vibe is getting stronger, so I know people would be spoiling the book for me but please tell me if that romance happens in any of the books!😀🙇🏽bye!
exciting adventurous and cool. from 7 yr old Aspenini
more fantasy books
Dad- i can't stand his reading - i want to scream when i hear him
Aspen- loves his reading - I want to read the whole series!
no none - dad
yes for sure - Aspen
I heard great things about this book, but I really found the plot line boring. even the climatic events were dull. I gave it 3 stars because if I was 9 years old I'd probably have enjoyed it. the narrators voice annoyed me
I bought this series for my daughter, who loves these books. I decided to read the first book. Now, I am hooked too! I read and loved the Greek classics when I was younger, but the master stroke of the author is bringing the ancient gods and monsters home to our contemporary society -they live their day to day lives among us. Now our kids must be relating to and understanding the myths in just the same way as Greek youth did thousands of years ago. Masterly!