Currently Reading: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Taking a rare break for some fiction.  Becky, Maddie, and Savanna have already read it (in fact I think the girls have each read it twice).  I figured I needed to keep up.  

I finished this yesterday.  Definitely adolescent lit.  I need to see the movie now to see how it compares.  The story seems very derivative of Harry Potter.  Percy is an awkward, famous boy about the same age as Harry who is sent to a magical school/camp, the pervasive use of the term "halfblood", he is effectively an orphan (although not really), Percy+Grover+Annabeth = Harry+Ron+Hermione, etc.

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