Thankful Thursday: Percy Jackson and the Olympians


Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series was recommended to me by students. It was more like they hounded me until I read the first book. I was beyond embarrassed by their shocked faces when I had no idea what they were talking about when they referenced anything Percy Jackson. That was all it took embarrassment and reading the first book and I was hooked not only to finish this series but the sequel series as well.

Oddly enough, I saw the movie when it came out and have brief memories of The Lightning Thief being a popular read when I was younger. To be honest, at the time I was not interested in mythology…so it is not surprising I had overlooked it. YEARS LATER, here I am. Discovering what an exciting and fun adventure the series is along with other readers.

Why am I thankful for this read? SO many reasons. I am thankful for the retelling of so many myths in an adventure that is predictable but so fresh and fun. I am thankful that Percy is a relatable YA character. He has ADD And dyslexia, not only him but 99% of other demigods. I loved it. Is the mythology in the series 100% correct? No, but it would spark enough interest for a reader to search for the true myth. Or I would like to believe so. I am also thankful for this series because the main character is a boy and it is not focused on romance. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good love triangle, but was so happy that love is on the back burner of this series.

This is an amazing series along with Rick Riordan’s other work as well. Most of my Thankful Thursdays are books I really like or I am thankful for them because of something they have done for me. My thankfulness for Percy Jackson is not as self-centered. I am thankful for this series because appeals to so many readers! That is ground breaking! If you are new to the Percy party like I am you should consider giving most of Rick Riordan’s work a read.

Have you read the series? Recommend anything similar? Are you also thankful for this series? Tell me!


  1. The Haunted Wordsmith

    The only Riordan series I couldn’t get into was Magnus Chase. I love Rick’s books. The movie sucked eggs though. Changed so much of it, it basically made the whole series moot (Cirque du Freak did the same thing).


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