Cricket Readers Recommend

Percy Jacson and the Olympians series

by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is an AMAZING  action book, with not only a perfect amount of comedy, but some fun humored romance as well.

Average: 4.1 (32 votes)
submitted by Juliana T., age 10
(December 31, 2009 - 1:40 pm)

I love Percy Jackson... I've only read the 1st book. I love the name Annabeth; it is a combination of my first name, Elizabeth, and my middle name, Anna. Well actually my name is Elizabeth Anna Isabell, but o well, it got 2 of my names (and it looks pretty as well!)


submitted by Elizabeth H
(January 14, 2010 - 6:51 pm)

My favorite charecter is Annabeth!  I love all of Rick Riordan's work. I have read Percy Jackson and the Olympians as well as Heroes Of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles.  

PS: You could start going by Annabeth. 

submitted by Radha P, age 11, TN
(March 9, 2015 - 9:36 am)

I just finished The Lightning Thief yesterday morning. It was pretty good. It was cool, but odd at the same time. My favorite character is Grover, he's so cool. I thought Charon was funny too. I liked the part at the waterbed store when the Crusty says: "Guaranteed" Then Percy says "No way" then Crusty goes "Way" And then Percy goes "Show me". I don't know why, but that part just ammused me.

I went to a Percy Jackson party at Borders yesterday to celebrate the release of the movie next Friday. We got to write our name in Ancient Greek, and we did a crossword puzzle Olympian games, and a trivia. I would've done alot better in the trivia if they had just stuck to the first book.


submitted by Hannah P. ☺☻, age 14, Georgia
(February 7, 2010 - 12:31 pm)

i am disgusted with the director!!! i mean having the kids be like 20 instead of like in 6th grade is bad enough, but seriously! They gave Annabeth brown hair!

submitted by Elizabeth
(February 8, 2010 - 11:35 pm)

The director is actually Chris Columbus, the same guy who directed The Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets!!!


submitted by Hannah P. ☺☻, age 14, Georgia
(February 11, 2010 - 2:32 pm)

So? That is like makeing Harry, Ron or Hermione blonde!!!! Quite frankly I do not care who it is, I am disgusted with them.

submitted by Elizabeth H
(February 11, 2010 - 8:00 pm)

I'm not saying that you should like it because he directed Harry Potter!! But I understand how it sounded like you should like it because of that reason. But I was just stating a bit of information, that's all.


submitted by Hannah P. ☺☻, age 14, Georgia
(February 13, 2010 - 8:05 pm)

i understand, i just was irritated with the subject

submitted by Elizabeth H
(February 13, 2010 - 10:00 pm)

Hey, hey. Chill. Chill.

I haven't seen the movie yet (soon though) but to be truthful I don't really care about blonde!Annabeth. Although I was disappointed when I heard about some of the song choices... Tik Tok? Poker Face? C'mon, Chris Columbus... really?

As for the aging up, CC said he wanted older actors because Percy is a complex character struggling with a lot of stuff. Additionally, they don't want the same issue they had with the Potter movies--- the actors aging faster than the characters as they make the movies. I mean, it's a lot easier to make a 25-year-old look 19 than it is to make a 19-year-old look 12.

That is not to say I forgive the cast choice for young!Tom in HP6.

submitted by Mary W., age 12.22, NJ
(February 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm)

Did they really? I haven't seen the movie, but come on! Golden hair is like Annabeth's main feature, besides her grey eyes.

submitted by Susannah W., age 11 billion, TX
(August 10, 2011 - 11:09 am)

I found this same problem with Eragon (the subject of which I am still obsessed): They made Arya brunette and her black hair in the book is what makes her... her.

submitted by Piper C., age 12
(January 11, 2012 - 2:25 pm)

No way!

submitted by Radha P, age 11, TN
(March 9, 2015 - 9:48 am)

I love the whole series! In the first one like the part when Crusty says "I'm crusty" and Percy thinks 'yes you are'. :)

submitted by kiki, age 12, Richmond hill
(May 1, 2011 - 8:58 am)

You should read the rest of them, they're really cool!

submitted by Kate W., age 11, Hogwarts castle
(February 14, 2015 - 11:00 pm)

I've never read it, but my friend Cody (HE IS NOT MY BOYFRIEND) loves it.

submitted by Christina M., age 10, so cal
(February 16, 2010 - 9:19 pm)