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The Last Olympian May 6, 2009

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan

Summary: In the final installment of this outstanding series, Percy and company must defend the island of Manhattan from the evil Kronos and the monster Typhon. The Last Olympian has the usual plot twists and turns, but the stakes are incredibly high: If Percy, Annabeth, Grover and the other demigods from Camp Half Blood lose the battle, civilization as they (and we) know it will unravel as the evil Titans take control.

If you haven’t read Percy yet, by gods, what are you waiting for! Begin with The Lightning Thief before the movie hits theatres.

Who will like this book?: Everybody! A great adventure series for guys and girls who don’t love to read, mythology buffs and everyone in between. This is also an outstanding series for teens and parents to share.

If you like this, try this: The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The Mark of Solomon series by Elizabeth E. Wein. And it looks like there will be another Camp Half Blood series, featuring new campers, so keep an eye out for that as well.

Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian

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2 Responses to “The Last Olympian”

  1. Kelvin Alvarez Says:

    This book is the ending of the Lightning Thief series and it is the best of them all.

  2. Matthew Newell Says:

    I stopped on Thursday during the Keys to the Kingdom Week. The whole plotline became so confusing with him losing his memory and different realities/world, whatever, along with the Trustees. It was just a jumble of ideas thrown together. The first was pretty good, it just went downhill from there.


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