Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teen Reviewer: The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1)
By: Rick Riordan
Reviewer: Emily Reeves

“It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive."
"Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.” 
Description from Goodreads:
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.

Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first book in The Heroes of Olympus series.

Emily's Review (minor spoilers ahead):
In the first book of the second series that involves the same people along with some new ones, Jason doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with Piper. Apparently she’s his girlfriend. His best friend is named Leo. Everything seems very wrong. Piper’s father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Piper, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to Camp Half-Blood. The most troubling thing is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that Annabeth’s boyfriend is missing. This is one of the best books that I have ever read; I totally recommend it. My favorite part of the book is when Jason saves Piper from falling to her death. My least favorite part of the book is that Annabeth does not find Percy. I cannot believe that Hera would to this to her own family; I mean she is the goddess of marriage for crying out loud!

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