4.5 starsReasons to read Percy Jackson 's Greek Gods to your kids ( or let them read on their own without any parental censoring) :1.
the gods make Game of Throne look tame.There 's also cannibalism, murder, thievery ...
When the gods do it, it 's delicately written as " so-and-so got his way " or " so-and-so got a little too cuddly with the unfortunate other so-and-so ".
The rape is bluntly mentioned, but Percy spins it by saying the gods do n't view relationships the same way humans do, which is valid.
There are Public Service AnnouncementsIn a book where no punishments are awarded to the main haracters, thi is, the demon, there has to e some preaching to mold the minds of the impressionable young who will, for once, be quiet while they devour the passages of Ouranus devouring his kids.
Veterans of the Percy Jackson series already know that Riordan is capable of creating strong, intelligent female characters and equally as strong and intelligent ale characters who do n't always feel the need to remind everyone of his masculinity or top his female companions.
Both girls might 've asked for front-row tickets to the hottest boy band concert, or a date with someone awesome, like, I do n't think, Percy Jackson, or anythin.
If you 're a beginner at Greek mythology or eager to become someone 's favorite aunt/uncle ( and get crossed off their parents' Christmas card list), give Percy Jackson 's Greek Gods a try.