Book View: The Lost Hero

Book View: The Lost HeroThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #1
Published by Hyperion on October 12th 2010
Pages: 557

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.

Short & Sweet: An amazing new series by Rick Riordan, the first book takes you into the world of Percy Jackson, but from the point of view of a new male character – Jason. Full of action, adventure, and peril, this new series is one I'm looking forward to reading more of – and so are my students. Many of them groaned when I told them the next book would be out until this coming fall.
Final Verdict: A series that may even surpass the Percy Jackson books. 

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