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Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan.

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Disney Publishing Worldwide
Publication Date: August 2014
List Price: $24.99
ISBN-13: 9781423183648

Review: Imagine yourself as a Greek God's child, and you're about to tell about all your aunts and uncles who they were when you were not even thought of yet. Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians gives his amusing reviews on all of his aunts and uncles who are Olympians. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan is written in the perspective of Percy Jackson. Apollo jumps up, turns to his mother and says, ÒI need a bow and arrow, asap!Ó He was just born, and he was demanding bows and arrows! Then he shoots Hera with the arrows! This is just a small excerpt from Percy Jackson's Greek Gods.

Mythology is the key to this book. Percy Jackson gave reports on Hestia, Demeter, Persephone, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus, Athena, Aphrodite, Ares, Hephaestus, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes and last but not least, Dionysus. These are the Greek Gods. The Greek Gods control basically the whole Earth. He enjoyed writing about his aunts, uncles and his own dad. I'm not going to tell you who his dad is; you need to read it to find out! No going on the Internet. He tells about how the Greek Gods were born and how they grew up to be adults. The setting is Mount Olympus. All the gods are normally on Olympus. In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, there is a dice roll between the three most powerful gods. Whoever gets the lowest dice roll gets the gloomy underworld. Whoever gets 3-4 in the dice roll gets the sea. Whoever gets 5-6 gets the sky. The youngest brother, Hades got the underworld. The middle brother, Poseidon, got the sea. The oldest, Zeus got the sky and he became the ruler of the heavens. If you think about it, the dice roll wasn't fair. That's why Hades gets mad and wants- guess what? - Revenge.

I personally loved the book because I love mythology and humor. I love to read every single book from Rick Riordan, he tells his story in such detail. I can always picture what is happening. I find that very hard for someone to do, so I applaud him. This book informed me about the Greek Gods and mythology that I didn't know. Even if you think you know a lot about Greek mythology, you probably didn't know the vast amount of detail that Riordan includes in his book. Percy uses descriptive verbs such as trembled and shook with fear. Sometimes it gets confusing with all the marriages, so you might want to write them down. This would be a boy and girl book. I recommend the book for kids ages 10-13 because of length of the book and the sophisticated vocabulary. Overall, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods will be enjoyable for most upper elementary and middle school readers.

Review written by Sara (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Disney Publishing Worldwide for providing a copy of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods for this review.

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