Amazing Kids! Magazine

Book Review of The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

Reviewed by Richie Kraus, age 10, Kingston, PA

Recommended for ages 9-12

 

The Lost Hero book cover

(Editor’s Note:  There is some violence in this book with the dragons, which can be seen in many Greek myths.  All reviewers recommend it for ages 9-12 but we wanted to make sure you were aware that there is some mild violence in the conflicts.)

 

Meet Jason, a typical teenage boy, except he has amnesia. His so-called friends are named Piper Mclean and Leo Valdez. Piper’s dad is famous and Leo is good at building things. Suddenly, they are attacked by storm spirits (living storms). After that, their lives change forever.

 

Jason, Piper, and Leo go to camp Half Blood, a place for kids who have one human parent and one Greek God parent. Jason is the son of Zeus, God of Lightning. Leo is the son of Hephaestus, God of Fire and the Forges. Piper is the daughter of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. At the camp, they discover that an important camper named Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea is missing. Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage, contacts Jason. Hera promises to give Jason his memory back if he and two others save

Hera from giants. Out of all the demigods (the people who live at Camp Half Blood), why did Hera pick Jason? And could this be connected to Percy’s disappearance?

 

This book is fast-paced and very well written. Riordan switches the point of view every other chapter from Jason, to Piper, and then to Leo. My favorite character is named Clovis, son of Hypnos, God of Sleep.

 

This book was so good that although I lost a tooth while reading it, I didn’t care about the tooth. I would recommend this book to anyone who liked the Percy Jackson series. This is a follow-up, and there will be more.

 

You can purchase this book at Amazon.com at:  http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Olympus-Book-One-Lost/dp/142311339X