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The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

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Series: The Heroes of Olympus (1), Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
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Leo, Jason, and Piper are such a good trio, but they've got nothing on Percy and Annabeth.

I feel like this quest made way less sense than the rest of them did. Like I genuinely was so confused about where they were going, why, and what they were doing. And that didn't really get better. I feel like it makes sense if you know the ending, or know the whole plot or whatever, but like this book wasn't great with the progression of knowledge.

Also, I know Rick Riordan is well-appreciated for his lack of problematic writing and his inclusivity, but I felt like Piper was kind of sexist. For instance, in the final fight scene, it says that Piper is fighting, but basically doesn't have to work very hard because she's so pretty her enemies forget to fight.
Ch. 50 "Piper was surrounded by Earthborn, but she seemed to be holding her own. She was so impressive-looking as she fought, almost glowing with beauty, that the Earthborn stared at her in awe, forgetting that they were supposed to kill her. They'd lower their clubs and watch dumbfounded as she smiled and charged them. They'd smile back-until she sliced them apart with her dagger, and they melted into mounds of mud."
But another sexist comment, in ch 15 "The guys had one row of bunks separated by a curtain, but their section of the cabin was just as neat and orderly as the girls'. Something was definitely unnatural about that." Like, are you really claiming all guys are messy?? That's so unkind.
It also felt sus that the Aphrodite girls are so catty. Borderline JKR disorder that intelligence is good and looks are bad, the good female characters are smart and don't care about their looks. I say borderline because plenty of the books counter this, but this book still gave me those vibes.

Why is the Greek camp called Camp Half Blood, but the Roman camp is called Camp Jupiter?? That would be like Camp Zeus. ( )
  _missnomer_ | Nov 25, 2023 |
Holy Hades this was good!!! I got spoiled by reading Percy's series after they all came out and I didn't have to wait for the next one... ( )
  jskeltz | Nov 23, 2023 |
This one took me some time to get into, but it was only because I read the Percy Jackson books so long ago and had forgotten a few minor characters that were mentioned in this one.

All in all, the book was good. The mythology was intriguing and stretched to fit modern times in a humorous way as always. The mythology consisted of Greek, Roman, and even some Cherokee. There was sarcasm. There were a few twists. The last sentence was the perfect ending and the perfect way to force people to want book two!

This one had a lot more technology mentioned than in the past which was interesting, but also not my thing. The gods are referred to by both their Greek names and Roman, something that confused me a bit as I only know the Greek names. It was good to learn though and the back of the book has a handy little chart. ( )
  CaitlinDaugherty | Aug 28, 2023 |
First in a series, loaned my by my grandson Evan Martinez, 9 years old. Evan has read several books by him, as have friends Chuck Dulaney and Jared Kavlock. I’m now (Jan 20) about 1/4 of the way through it. It’s an OK read, young adult fantasy novel, just not quite my thing. I wanted to read it to understand what interested Evan. Evan is a voracious reader, and it becoming very knowledgeable about Greek and Roman gods as a result of this reading. ( )
  jjbinkc | Aug 27, 2023 |
Fast and fun read. Jason is a bit more serious than Percy so this book felt more adult. ( )
  LynnMPK | Jul 1, 2023 |
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For Haley and Patrick, always the first to hear stories. Without them, Camp Half-Blood would not exist.
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Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day.
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Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

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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.
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141334010, 0141325496


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