The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan {Stephanie’s Review}


I had a middle grade prompt from my TBR Monopoly board roll. I’ve been meaning to get to the Percy Jackson books and this seemed like the perfect time. I haven’t read any of them yet so I started with The Lightning Thief.

Overall I really enjoyed The Lightning Thief. As a 35 year old woman this read on the younger side of middle grade in my opinion. This would be perfect for older children and tweens.

I liked that Percy didn’t have to complete his quest on his own and had a few guides to help him. There were enough clues along the way to figure out what was happening. The ending wasn’t a big shock.

All of the characters were pretty even in likability for me. I didn’t love any one particular character. They were all very middle of the road. That in and of itself is really why The Lightning Thief is a 4 star read instead of a 5 star for me.

I liked who I was supposed to like and knew who I wasn’t supposed to like. There weren’t any real surprises.

Overall I enjoyed the time I spent reading The Lightning Thief but it truly wasn’t all that memorable for me.

2 responses to “The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan {Stephanie’s Review}”

  1. I’ve seen this author around but haven’t read his work. I don’t always like YA, so maybe.


    1. It’s more of a middle grade read. It reads about the same as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I liked it but it didn’t make me want to immediately continue with the series.


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