QOTD #5: The Lightning Thief

At the end of the book, Percy decides to head home and attend a mortal school for the year. Do you agree with his decision to leave the camp? Why or why not?

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Thank you for participating in our first week of Kid’s Reading Club! If you enjoyed the first book, be sure to check out Rick Riordan’s second book in the Percy Jackson series, The Sea of Monsters, available through Hoopla.

Check the blog this afternoon for our next title!

QOTD #4: The Lightning Thief

When Percy confront Hades in the Underworld, he learns that Hades doesn’t want to provoke a war with his brothers, claiming he is already overworked and underpaid. Through out the book, Hades was painted as the villain by gods and heroes along the way. What does this say about the opinions of the other characters, and how those opinions can influence others? Do you believe Hades’ explanations to Percy? Why or why not?

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

We’re starting our new book club off with a contemporary classic (with a movie adaption for post-reading), The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The book can be downloaded here as an ebook:


Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Download a copy of the book from Hoopla today, and get a head start on reading this weekend. Check out the blog on Monday morning for the first question about the book!

Who is looking forward to starting our first book?