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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan has another hit on his hands with The Lost Hero!

Summary: Jason has no idea who he is or how he ended up on a bus holding hands with a girl named Piper, who thinks she is his girlfriend, and his supposed best friend, Leo. On a field trip to the Grand Canyon skywalk, Jason & his friends find themselves under attack by monsters out of mythology – then pulled from danger and taken to Camp Half-Blood.

Piper & Leo discover the truth about their heritage – they are demi-gods, half-blood children of Greek gods. Jason, on the other hand, is left with more questions than answers, and a quest that he must undertake.

Riordan expands upon the Percy Jackson series, adding in the Roman aspects of these gods, Roman monsters, and much more mythological backstory. His new villains are both fun & frightening, with the main baddie seeming truly unbeatable. The only bad thing about this book is that I’ll have to wait a full year for the next installment of the series.

Coming of Age

Age Appropriateness:
Grades 6 and up

Areas of concern (content):
Foul Language: none
Nudity/Adult Content: none
Violence: Yes, mild.

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