Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Mar 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Book of the Month, Featured Articles, Site News

This March, I (Kallie) am working on reading Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, while Kassie is headed to the movies!  We are planning to discuss our likes and dislikes on a show at the end of the month!  We would love to know what you thought of the book and the movie, so leave your comments below!

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20 Comments to “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

  1. Elena says:

    YAYAAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I AM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS DECIDED TO DO THIS BOOK!
    I just finished the entire series a couple weeks ago and IM SOO HAPPY to hear what you guys think!!!
    THE ENTIRE SERIES IS AMAZING!

  2. HeatherRD says:

    Loved this series. I’ve read them again and again since 2008. The movie was good too but a big difference from the book.

  3. Lucia says:

    I have read four of the five books in this series and so far it’s very good i’m really liking it. And i can say that i would re-read these books many times. The movie was pretty amazing even though there were some major differences between the book and the movie. But in my opinion they kept very close to the main story line and I loved it.

  4. Lily Cullen says:

    YAYYYYYYYY THIS SERIES IS MY SECOND OBSESSION AND IT IS AMAZING!!!! I’M ON THE LAST BOOK NOW AND THEY ARE SOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!! ps thanks for reading my email Kallie! You will enjoy these books.

  5. Lily cullen says:

    Oh and the movie was great too but nothing like the book :)

  6. oliindaa says:

    i think that the book was way much better than the movie!..
    is like the books just inspire the movie it is really not based on it!…
    i was really mad when i saw the movie!.. lol

  7. Amanda says:

    I just started this series. Fineshed the first book , It was a tuff read to get into cause you could tell it was written for youngins. After a few chapters it got better. Before I go on to the second book Im going to read the third book of the Mortal Instruments.

  8. Courtney says:

    I read the books and saw the movie last month. It was amazing. Kallie, you and Kassie will love both.

  9. Lariza says:

    I loved the books and them movie, however not the same!

  10. Kayla says:

    I have read the perscy Jackson series because I went to see the movie and I always read the books before the movie. The series is a fantastic read. Really couldn’t put the books down. Read each of them in a day and a half.

  11. WaffleFry says:

    I’m on the 4th book!!
    It’s amazing. Movie was sort of a letdown.
    My friend said I prob would’ve liked the movie better if I hadn’t read the book first =P

  12. Stephanie G says:

    i didn’t read the books yet (because i’m reading another book right now for English class, but i have the first book) but i would read it on my spring break. i have see the movie and i like it.

    P.S. You should read the House of night series, they are good, they are another kind of vampires, i don’t know, they have tattoos on there faces. in this book have drama, each book have more drama then the one before.
    another series that is good is the Vampire Academy, and the night word series.

  13. Elizaveta, daughter of Athena says:

    books = TOTAL AND COMPLETE AWESOMENESS
    movie = TOTAL AND COMPLETE SUCKISHNESS
    I think that sums up my opinions . . . I’ve read the entire series and I’m SO HAPPY that you guys are doing this book for a book of the month because maybe that will bring Percy Jackson more fans, and maybe the makers of the Lightning Thief movie will feel more guilty about how much they RUINED the book. I mean, I know movies can never be the same as books, but this one just changed way too much (including the personalities of the characters and some MAJOR events), not to mention destroying any possibility of making a sequel! I just don’t get it.
    *end of spiel xD*
    — Daughter of Athena (Annabeth is the best, Percabeth <3)

  14. Elena says:

    I know I already commented on this but I have to add to all of you people who have been saying you love the books so much, I REALLY recommend another podcast about Percy Jackson. The first few episodes have a little bit of twilight hating just to warn you, but its bearable! Its called Demigods LIVE and the link to their site is
    http://percyquest.com/pqshow/
    anyway, love the podcast, you guys are awesome!!!

  15. Jasmine says:

    LOVED THE BOOKS AND THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

    Jazz (Team Cullen!)

  16. Cassie says:

    Hey Girls, love the podcast!!!
    ok so i read the book in a day and loved it. i went to the movies with my friend and her boyfriend (third wheel awkward). I was sooooooo disappointed with the movie. I mean seriously the book was sooooo much better.
    some problems were:
    1. Ms. Dodds was not English teacher she was the Pre-Algebra Teacher
    2. During the fight with the Fury…Only Mr. Brunner comes in and not Grover
    3. There was no Bridge scene :( that was an important scene because Percy sees one of his dad’s “friends” to tell Percy of the three pearls and to go to LA (i think can not remember name)
    4. Persphone was not there when Grover, Annabeth, and Percy go to the Underworld
    5. With the gods there was only Zeus and Pesidone, none of the other gods were supposed to be there
    6. The camp was to be fun and cool… not really… it was really a training camp in the movie
    7. There was no Ares and the Love Tunnel Scene
    8. In the underworld Percy goes home with his friends and not his mom. The mom comes later.. she sold Smelly Gabe and got her degree. (power of Medusa)
    9. They did not even have the Oricle
    10. The Minotaur fight was all wrong… I mean the mom was supposed to be gone before Percy saw the camp
    11. Grover was supposed to be hurt during the Minotaur fight
    12. Luke all wrong, there was no fight between them… it was the scorpine
    13. There was no water bed place with the creepy monster

    Shall I go on
    I thought the casino scene was really good and funny!!!! Ares was supposed to be the one who set Percy up but he never did.
    I absolutely love the book and the series!!!
    I was supper bumped about the movie and yeah.
    I am sorry I needed to vent to someone
    Sorry I can not spell but hopefully you can read it
    Love you guys :)
    keep up the work!!! :) :)

    • Stephanie G says:

      i agree with cassie. the only part of the movie i like was that he was older then the book

      • Cassie says:

        I agree with u he was good looking. I was trying to focus on the movie m=but my friend and her boyfriend were “watching” the movie together. I like how he is not in 6th grade in the movie as well

  17. Stephanie G says:

    i have two question:

    1. are they going to do the movie for the second book?
    2. is this book also the book of the book for April too.? because think u girls say something about “Incarceron” was going to be it.

    P.S have any of u read “the Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol.2 : Shadow Souls”?

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