Anyway, Chris and I are home for a couple of days and then we head to the beach. I'm so excited to get away and relax. We will also be celebrating our 1 year anniversary on Sunday. So I'm trying to get caught up on some blogging. I had seen this fun linky party over at Reading Towards the Stars.
One of my favorite things about summer is that I get to read a lot. I read a lot anyway. I usually read before I go to bed. But summer lends itself to pool time and beach time which means more reading. And I can stay up later finishing good books. I just finished Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and loved it.
I love fantasy books and especially young adult fantasy books. I had bought this one on my kindle a while back but just got around to reading it now.
Percy is a sixth grade boy who has been kicked out of multiple boarding schools because of his behavior. He isn't a bad kid but things seem to happen around him. He also has ADHD and some learning issues. His father died when he was young and his mom remarried and lives in New York. Percy gets attacked by one of his teachers and no one seems to believe that it happened. Everyone forgot that the teacher even existed. On his way home from school, he has another weird experience. When he and his mother go on a vacation, they get attacked by a monster from Hades and Percy finally figures out who he is, a demigod. His father hadn't died when he was a kid but was a Greek god. I enjoyed the story. It moved past and the characters were likable. I'll be reading the second one while we're on vacation. Have you read any of these books? From what I've heard, the movie isn't really anything like the book but I'm thinking I might check it out. I'm linking up with Reading Towards the Stars. Be sure to head over there and see all the book recommendations. I'm hoping I can link up weekly or at least every other week.