Heroes of Olympus
Book 1: The Lost Hero
Jason is a straighter-laced, vanilla sort of hero, and without Percy's penchant for quips, he's a little less interesting to root for. Also, since the reader is more "in the know" than the protagonist, it's a little less exciting when "the big reveal" finally happens. However, Piper and Leo are likable supporting characters with interesting trajectories, and, as with all the books in this franchise, the monsters, battles, and struggles are plentiful.
There is more of an effort to develop some of the characters here, including Percy, Hazel, Nico, Frank, and Annabeth - with each person hoping to become more than the world imagines is possible.
Some of the books in this series are more compelling than others, and overall, it may not be quite as satisfying as the first trip through the first series. If you enjoyed that trip, you are likely to find more of the same to keep you turning pages.
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire the world must fall . . ."
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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