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Two book reviews: Percy Jackson and the lightning thief

Author: Rick Riordan
Brief summary: Percy Jackson understood that he is the son of Poseidon, god of sea. Zeus , blames Percy for stealing his lightning bolt. He goes to camp half blood where children of his kind are trained to be heroes. He undergoes a quest to convince Hades that he has not stole and get his mother back from the death claws of Hades, God of the Underworld. On the way he finds him fighting with Ares, God of War & percy won. Ares cursed him that he will fell the wrath of Are whenever he lifts his sword to fight. Percy is accompanied by Annabeth and Grover. Will they succeed in it? This is what the book is about.

Book review by: Sai Bharath, IX-D

Author: Rick Riordan
Brief summary: This book is about a dyslexic boy in 6th grade who gets into lots of trouble by facing different kinds of monsters in his real life. Later he comes to know that he is a demigod, that is, half god and half human. He is the son of ‘the god of sea’. Therefore he is taken to the Halfblood Hill where his type of demigods are present and they train him to fight monsters. After going to the Halfblood Hill he takes up a quest for finding the stolen thunderbolt light of the Zeus and Percy and his father is accused. he had to find the thunderbolt and return it to Zeus before the summer solstice to avoid World War III. Is he able to complete his quest in time? Read the novel and find out.

Book review by: Sai Vaishnavi, X-D

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Book Highlight

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.

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