Percy Jackson & the Olympians - Series Review

Book One: The Lightning Thief
Book Two: The Sea of Monsters
Book Three: The Titan's Curse
Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Book Five: The Last Olympian

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians (PJO) series is a middle-grade series written by New York Times Bestselling author: Rick Riordan. In the first book, we meet 12 year old Perseus (Percy) Jackson, who lives in New York. Percy has ADHD and has not stayed in a school for a more than a year. When he and his mom go away for the weekend, Percy's best friend Grover -a satyr (half goat, half man)- busts in to take Percy to the special camp that his mom always hoped he would never had to go to. This camp is a special camp for only certain types of kids: demigods. All of the campers are half human and half Greek god. Percy is the son of Poseidon, who had sworn with his brothers Zeus and Hades to not have any more kids because of a Great Prophecy that had been made during World War II. These books follow Percy and his demigod friends on all of their adventures. Each book is a different adventure with a different problem and a different set of companions. In each novel Percy is a year older than he was in the previous novel. Along the way, friends become enemies and enemies become friends. The books all lead up to the climax of the series: will Percy be the one to fulfill the Great Prophecy? Will he succeed or will he fail?

This series is beautifully done, and this series is one of the best middle-grade series out there not only because of the content and the themes presented, but also because it teaches kids about mythology. It gives kids a hero to look up to, someone that they can relate to because Percy and his friends are in that same age range.

All in all, this is a 5/5 star series, and I think that no matter what age you are, you can really enjoy the series that Rick Riordan has written. There is also a continuation/companion series to this series: The Heroes of Olympus series, which I will be reading soon.
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