It was so much fun to watch The Girl (age 11) read this book. She was so proud of herself when she finished it; it’s the longest book she’s ever read at close to 600 pages. She was always talking about what she’d read, and it deepened her interest in Greek mythology. It helped that they were talking about ancient Greece in her history class at the same time she was reading this book. She says she’s going to read a few different books before continuing the series; she needs a bit of a break.
Below is the latest book talk she presented in her reading class. I’m proud to say she received another A+ for her efforts. I better watch out or she’ll take over the blog soon enough!
About The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series:
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?
Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.
Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless–and panting for Book Two. (publisher’s summary)
I chose to do my book talk on The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. The genre of this book is fantasy.
There are 3 main characters. Piper is the daughter of Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty). She doesn’t always like to charmspeak people, but sometimes it’s an accident and other times used against her enemy. She also has a dagger for a weapon. Leo is the son of Hephaestus (god of blacksmiths). He can walk through and control fire and also has a magical tool belt. Jason is the son of Zeus (king of the gods). Jason can control the winds and sometimes can make lightning. He also has a coin he flips and then it turns into a sword.
The setting is really all over because they travel most of the book. My favorite part was when they fought the giant to save Piper’s dad. If you like fighting, stunning surprises, dragons, and suspense, read this book…NOW!!
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