Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Boy Book Choices
I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and the latest, The Titan's Curse are a lot of fun for anyone (chicks included!), but I put them in the boy book "genre" because of our main character, Percy Jackson. Percy is a guy's guy; I think we all could have him in class. :) His life is a very adventurous one after he finds out his real father is a greek god! Filled with all sorts of mythological monsters, immortals and weaponry, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is a sure-fire page turner. I had so much fun reading all three, but I think one of my favorite parts was having to remember all of the gods, goddesses and minor deities from greek mythology-- I had forgotten a lot of them!
After you've read one or more of these, enter this discussion with me: Do you think these books would make good movies? If so, what actors could play the main characters? I'm especially wondering who would play Apollo? How do you picture Olympus? Give me the details!