Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan

PJs Greek HeroesPercy Jackson’s Greek Heroes is about twelve Greek heroes, (Perseus, Jason, Hercules, etc) but told by Percy Jackson. It’s about the adventures, problems, and gods they face as they move on with their life. It’s very similar to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, except about Greek Heroes instead of Greek Gods. The Greek heroes consist of Perseus, Psyche, Phaethon, Otrera, Daedalus, Theseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, Cyrene, Orpheus, Hercules, Jason, and are very involved with the Greek gods. (Zeus, Hera, Athena, Hephaestus, Apollo, Artemis, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, and Persephone.)

I thought it was funny and extremely ironic. It still kept with the main story, but had a twist of modern thrown in with a dash of sarcasm and irony. It has modern-day songs, companies, and activities that we do, like shopping. As Percy Jackson told the story, he even tossed in a few things that we could all relate to, girlfriends, dumping, challenges, and mispronunciation on weird names. Throughout the story, Percy throws in his own opinions, which I find amusing and hilarious to read.

A memorable thing about the book are the lessons. They’re not super obvious to find, but there are deep lessons, like about trust, learning from your past mistakes, not losing your temper, not marrying a complete stranger that could possibly be a sorceress, that sort of stuff. Once you read this book, you’ll never want to put it down, because you always want to know what happens to the hero.
Reviewed by Reenie, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library


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