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!

:)
Mrs. P

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks intresting!!

Anonymous said...

hope to read it!!

Anonymous said...

nice

Anonymous said...

how is the book in action

Anonymous said...

looks like an awesome book!

Colts said...

It's awesome ACTION

layDbug721 said...

This book looks cool! I've read the second book, just not this one!

Anonymous said...

interesting title

birch said...

It has a lot of action but you should read the first two books first.

Numanuma yoyo said...

I love the book! I just love mythology!!!!!!!!! Anybody should read it! :)

newyork times said...

I love the Percy Jakson and the olympions saga too I've read all three books so far but I am shure that there is another one.

Guy Connolly

toady said...

I read this book and loved it!!It is a very good book i suggest it to everyone not just guys.

gman said...

looks like a cool book i think ill check it out

Superstar said...

I haven't read this yet but it looks like a fun book to read and I can't wait to get to it.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey Rattlers,
I just checked Riordan's website (check the author links on the blog-- he's there and it's a cool site!), and he plans FIVE books in the Percy Jackson series. The fourth book's name will be released in October, and the tentative publication date is in May '08. We can look forward to more of Percy's adventures for at least a couple more years!
Someone commented that this book wasn't necessarily a "boy" book, and as I said in my original post, I couldn't agree more. It's a great book for all kiddos, but I can see boys really relating to Percy. Doesn't he seem like he could go to school here at Altona? :)
I'm glad you guys are getting some ideas for books to read-- does anyone have any other suggestions for the Boy Book catagory? I've already posted about House of the Scorpion and Warrior Heir, but those are both good choices for you guys!
:)
Mrs. P

Sarah said...

I loved this book! It is such an awesom plot and everything!

Anonymous said...

it's really a great book, check it out! (read the others first though! :) ) it WOULD make a great movie!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a good book! For some reason I read the second book before this one! Wierd huh?!

link said...

well i dunno if it is in the school library or not but i must read it. also what is it about? is there some dragon involved? and what are the other books called. it looks like a must read for sure! but i'm not sure if i can read it with alll the books in my house. i love books you know. if i get all the books done i will check this book out for sure. what is good about this book besides the action? well gotta go read a book.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi Link,
First, I suggest you go back and read my original posting on this series; there I sort of explain what it's about. Outside of the mythological references, the action will be what stands out to you as there isn't much down time with Percy! Second, there is no dragon. That's not really a part of Greek mythology. :) Third, we've got five copies of Lightning Thief, five I think of Sea of Monsters, and two of Titan's Curse. If you're a pretty quick reader, you'll fly through them. BTW, what are you reading right now? I'm curious what all of my bookworms are reading.
Thanks for the comments!
:)
Michelle

link said...

hi mrs pully.i'm reading gregor and the code of claw. it is such a good book. back to this book, sea of monsters is part of this seiries? well thanks for telling me about the book.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi Link!
Sea of Monsters is #2. If I were you, I'd start with the first, Lightning Thief-- but then again, I hate starting in the middle of anything! :) I'm definitely a "begin at the beginning" kind of person.

So, what do you think of Gregor and the Code of Claw? I haven't read that series yet, but it's a popular one, for sure.

:)
Mrs. P

Colts said...

This book is an amazing book and is not(is better not) going to end at Titan's Curse

Colts said...

Do YOU kNOW OF ANY BOOKS LIKE THIS?

birch said...

aw man this is the best book ever but dont even think of reading it before reading the first two it is totally great there should even be a fifth book to it is so amazing

Mrs. Pulley said...

Okay, Birch--
Answer my questions on the original post for Titan's curse. I want to hear what you think!
:)
Mrs. P

talking said...

best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1