Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series including five books, under the genre of adventure and mythology. Young Percy Jackson, through a series of events finds out that he is not only a demigod, but a son of one of the Big Three: Poseidon. Once being introduced to the world of, what he had thought was ancient mythology, life just gets more and more hectic with monster attacks, dangerous quests, and of course the struggles of adolescence. Throughout the five books we meet new characters, different myths and the occasional bad pun. Follow Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood on their adventures across the U.S.
The Author Rick Riordan has won several awards for some of the books in the series and has been nominated for many others. While keeping the original myths as accurate as possible Rick Influences the plot of the story around many ancient tales, gods and the notion the, History repeats its self. Before becoming an official writer Rick worked as an English teacher, undoubtedly where he acquired his knowledge on writing and dialogue. While the Percy Jackson series may be his most famous, or popular, series, Rick he’s also written a few other book series. These books include: the heroes of Olympus, The Kane chronicles, 39 Clues, Tres Navarre series, and a few other independent books.
Rick Riordans style of writing, I think it’s safe to say, can be compared to that of Mark Twain. Why you may ask? Of all the books he wrote, he won the Mark Twain award twice, for the first two books in this series. He's a few other the awards he's earned.
1998 Shamus Award and Anthony Award for Big Red Tequila
1999 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for The Widower's Two-Step
2008 Mark Twain Award for The Lightning Thief
2009 Mark Twain Award for The Sea of Monsters
2009 Rebecca Caudill Award for The Lightning Thief
2010 School Library Journal's Best Book for The Red Pyramid
2011 Children's Choice Book Awards: Author of the Year
2011 Children's Choice Book Awards: Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year for The Red Pyramid
2011 Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award for The Last Olympian
2011 Milner Award for Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
2012 Indian Paintbrush Award for The Red Pyramid
2013 Best Fiction Book for Children in Bulgaria for The Mark of Athena
Personally, this is my favorite series. It was the first series I ever read, and is probably part of the reason I love reading so much. Even before I read books just to read them, I was interested in the Greek myths we had to read in school. If you or your children love action, adventure, quirky characters and Greek myths, you’ll love these books.