Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Lightning Thief

Amanda Craig reviews Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief for Sunday's Times.

The Lightning Thief is a very cute book and a heck of a fun read. Camille at BookMoot wrote a very good review and summary quite recently (August 23) if you'd like to know more.

What struck me about Craig's review of The Lightning Thief, however, was not that she enjoyed the book, nor that she found it to be very funny. What surprised me was her opening claim, "BRITISH CHILDREN suffer from a seemingly incurable yearning: at around 10, they all want to be at an American high school." What?!? I wanted to go to a British school (which I did for one short year only and it was 2nd grade, not high school). Who'd want to go to an American high school? Egads!