We have selected ‘Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan’ as book of the month because our whole collection of Percy Jackson is issued to students from class 5th to 10th.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians, often shortened to Percy Jackson, is a fantasy adventure novel written by American author Rick Riordan and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. More than 45 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 35 countries. As of October 28, 2011, the series has been on The New York Times Best Seller list for children’s book series for 245 weeks. The first book was adapted into a film titled Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in 2010, which was commercially successful, but it is quite obvious that movies can never ever replace a book.
Students were interested in reading this series as they had recently completed the Harry Potter series and wanted to read something that was a combination of adventure and fantasy. They were keen on knowing what are ‘demigods‘ so that was also a reason for them to read this series.