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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Book 1) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novel) Kindle Edition
|Length: 128 pages||Age Level: 10 - 13|
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Yancey Academy has been no different, except for two things. His best friend, Grover, and his Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, seem to really care about him. While on a school field trip, Percy has quite the bad day. He almost drowns Nancy Bobofit, the school bully; gets attacked by Mrs. Dodds, the math teacher; and then gets told by everyone that there never was a teacher named Mrs. Dodds at Yancey academy.
Confused and mistrusting of the two he had come to call friends, Percy grows distant and ends up getting kicked out of yet another school. After the last day, Percy and Grover get onto the city bus to go home. While there, Percy sees three old ladies cutting a piece of yarn. Grover freaks out and asks Percy to wait for him while he runs into a store. Percy ignores him and heads home.
Through a series of bad choices and a fight with a foul-tempered, monstrous beast, Percy's mom appears to be killed and the two boys end up at Camp Half-Blood. If monsters aren't enough to take in, Percy finds out his father is Poseidon, the god of the sea, and that his uncle, Zeus, is demanding that Percy return the master lightning bolt by Summer Solstice or he'll be destroyed and another World War will begin. His only hopes are Grover and a smart-aleck girl named Annabeth.
Can Percy find the master lighting bot and save everyone's skin, or will the gods start a war bigger than anything anyone has seen before?Read more ›
I would recommend to any Percy Jackson fan!!
In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn't be a closer adaptation, but I think we've all established what a disappointment the movie was.
For the most part I liked the artwork, though I found it extremely odd that they still claimed that Percy was 12 years old, in 6th grade, and he honestly looks at least 18 if not older. So that's a bit of a clash there: they tried to give it a more mature comic book look, but if the characters are so young, that doesn't really work. Making them look intentionally younger, however, would maybe give it a more manga, chibi-esque look that would also exclude a lot of the potential audience. So... I understand the difficulty of the decision, but I do wonder if there wasn't some happy compromise to be found in the middle.
While I was impressed with the world building details that they still managed to include in the graphic novel, I was disappointed overall by the length and pacing of the story. I mean, this graphic novel is 128 pages. That's so freaking short. A lot of the scenes, especially battles, were shortened to one to two pages. The Lotus Hotel & Casino scene? Two or three pages. That's just sad. It was all very rushed, and I wonder why it couldn't have been expanded. Also so much of the sarcastic humor that I love about Percy was cut out. More sadness.
Summing Up...Read more ›
Overall it is a good summary and not as disappointing as the film but it could have been more detailed.
I'm a big fan of the Percy Jackson series anyway, but the books are daunting for reluctant readers and quite tricky reads. This graphic novel told the same story but in a much clearer, easy to follow way. The pictures complement the story perfectly, narrating some events without the need for words. In essence it simplifies the plot and makes it clearer what happens.
I'd recommend this for children and adult alike - a very enjoyable book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it's cool but needs colour
okay i personally enjoyed this book so much i bought all ofthe novels that had somthing to ddo with percy jackson. Read more
as advertised was a gift for someone so can't say if its a good readPublished 22 months ago by Mat1010
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