The Lightning Thief
by Chloe and Ryan
The Lightning Thief once again was one of our top books for Novel Madness 2013. Read this year’s persuasive essay.
Lightning strikes your mind as you read the pages of a book. You have been lured into the world of the most amazing book ever, The Lightning Thief! Some people might think The Lightning Thief is a horrible book; however, it can interest children and adults. The book shows readers courage, teamwork, and descriptive details.
Some people may feel that The Lightning Thief isn’t intriguing, but it involves teamwork. Three friends, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover, work together to fight the evil. They work all of their plans together without leaving a person behind. Also, they sometimes sacrifice themselves to save each other. Their work helps them succeed at their goal and increase their friendship. The three friends take on tasks and challenge themselves.
Most people may think The Lightning Thief has lack of details, but it provides immense descriptions of places. For example, “Clinging to the mountainside were dozens of multileveled palaces – a city of mansions—all with white colored porticos, gilded terraces, and bronze barriers glowing with a thousand fires.” This example gives you an image of Mount Olympus, home of the gods. Here’s another one. It describes the cabin on Montauk Beach,” Our rental cabin was on the south shore, way out at the tip of Long Island. It was a little pastel box with faded curtains, half sunken into the dunes. There was always sand in the sheets and spiders in the cabinets, and most of the time the sea was too cold to swim in.” It’s amazing how the author, Rick Riordan, can write all of these amazing descriptive details.
Even though some people might think The Lightning Thief has no moral, it shows readers courage. Readers can see that the characters in the book have a lot of courage, or bravery, to face or challenge gods and demons, like a Chimera, Cerberus, Ares, and Medusa. The characters have immense bravery to challenge monsters. Readers are taught to conquer their fears. You can see that the book has characters that believe in themselves.
The Lightning Thiefmakes you laugh and enjoy learning about Greek gods! It provides readers bravery, cooperation, and makes images come alive. Vote for The Lightning Thief or suffer the consequences!
The Lightning Thief
by Lauren and Nam
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan is an entertaining story that combines modern-day life with ancient Greek mythology to create a fantastic novel that teaches you about mythology while you enjoy hearing about Percy Jackson, a teenage boy who is half god (his father is Poseidon). He attends a camp for people like him who are part god.
In this novel, Percy is accused of stealing Zeus’s master (lightning) bolt and he goes on a quest with Annabeth, a daughter of the Greek goddess, Athena, and Grover, a young satyr, to prove his innocence and rescue his mother, who has been kidnapped by the god Hades. At the book’s end there is a surprising twist that will leave readers stunned.
This story is filled with lots of action. All ages can read this book for it interests people of all ages. There are many ways that you can relate to the characters. When you read this novel you can tell that Rick Riordan has put a lot of effort into this book for it is very well written.
You will never put down this book. In our classroom, during Novel Madness 2012, this book placed second while another Rick Riordan book, Maze of Bones, placed first. Like our classroom, many people agree that The Lightning Thief is among some of the best books.