Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Little Family Reading

The kids have been begging to see this movie:



Based on the book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

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Paul and I went and saw it with some friends a couple of weeks ago . We were pleasantly surprised how entertaining it was. Paul thought it was better than the Harry Potter movies (I don't know about that)  but it was good! It really sparked my interest because I find Greek Mythology fascinating.
We went as a family to see it last week. It is a little intense but, no more than the Harry Potter movies. I had Lily close her eyes when I knew a scary part was coming. The kids LOVED it! We ended up buying the book series and have been reading them with the kids while they have been off track. They are good but I have had to brush up on who's,who? in Greek Mythology. Have any of you read them? What do you think?
For those of you that haven't heard of Percy Jackson ( I was in the same boat a couple of months ago too). My older two kids kept talking about it because apparently they are the hottest books since Harry Potter.
They are about a twelve year old boy named Percy who has been in and out of boarding schools for troubled kids for years. Weird  and unexplainable things always happen while he is around.  He finally learns the truth about his father, who abandoned his mother and him before he was born. He is not safe in the normal world anymore and goes to a camp with kids who are just like him- a Demigod (half-human/ half- god).  So if you are looking for something entertaining for you or your children to read, try these.

1 comment:

Hillary L said...

Deseret Star is having a Harry Potter play in the fall. It would be fun to go to that together.