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Sash from Sash & Em

I run a blog with my best friend, Em - we love Young Adult literature.

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan Updated 8/30/2012: A third reading of this book and there were *still* things that I picked out for the first time. Such a great story.

Updated 8/19/2012: After re-reading this one, I've UPed the stars. Yes, you read correctly - I enjoyed this one more the second time around. I initially questioned some of the mini-quests, but after reading again I found that they were, in fact, necessary to the story. Also, after reading the entire series and then going back to the first one, I could tell how much foreshadowing and planning Rick Riordan did for this series. Absolutely wonderful.

Truly truly enjoyed. I can definitely understand why this is such a big hit with kids. It makes me sad that the movie didn't get more recognition. I list this on my "unexpected enjoyed" list because I honestly did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! Very fun read!