Mar 12, 2013

Young Reader Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Today, I am excited to launch my Young Reader Review series! Each month, I will interview a young reader about his (or her) favorite books. I plan to cover board books through Young Adult, so these interviews should be quite diverse! My first guest, named Will, is a super smart young man who has loved books from infancy.
Hello, Will! Thanks for joining us today! Please tell our readers a bit about yourself.
Hi, my name is Will. I am pleased to be here! I am in the fourth grade. Some of my favorite things to do are to ride my electric scooter, ride my bike, and read. I also love playing Minecraft, and I am on a soccer team and a swim team.
I know you LOVE to read! What is your favorite genre these days?
Definitely Fantasy.
I know it is hard to pick a favorite book of all time, but tell us about your current favorite.
My favorite book is The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. This story is about Percy Jackson, a boy who is a child of Poseidon. The Greek gods accuse Percy of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt, and his mother is kidnapped and held captive by Hades. Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth join him in his attempt to rescue his mom, and they have lots of adventures together.
I like this book because it’s adventurous.
What other kinds of books do you like to read?
I also like humorous books, especially the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Any books that you would like to see written for kids to read?
I would like to read more fantasy books about Greek and Roman mythology.
Anything else you would like to add?
I think kids should check out all of Rick Riordan’s books. He is definitely my favorite author!
Thanks again for joining us today, Will, and HAPPY READING!
(Full disclosure: Will is my older-by-one-minute son, and agreed to do the very first Young Reader Review for my blog. Thanks so much, Will!)


  1. Brilliant, Becky. Straight form the kids' mouth. Thank you Will!

    1. Thanks so much, Mirka! Will enjoyed doing his review!

  2. Will I thoroughly enjoyed reading your highlight of The Lightning Theif. I am so glad you got the opportunity to do this. Can we share this with our class? You are a great reader and I always enjoy hearing about all the cool stuff you are reading. Can't wait to see what is next on your list.

    Great Job!
    Ms. Campbell

  3. Will says, "Thank you Ms. Campbell! Yes, you can share this with the class. I had fun reading and writing about this book."


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