A review by plumpaperbacks
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Storygraph says I’ve read this book twice, once unspecified and once now, but in truth, I’ve read these books more than any others. I found TLT in Walmart when I was seven, and I’ve loved it ever since. Considering I haven’t picked it up since at least my early years of high school—or maybe even longer—a reread was long overdue.

Is this book perfect? No. But it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and Percy and co will always have a special place in my heart. It feels so good to be back. 💙

  • protagonist with ADHD and dyslexia
  • various side characters with ADHD and/or dyslexia