Percy Jackson Book 1 By: Rick Riordan

This was a really good book. I have seen the movie and I compared them the whole way. I can’t wait to read the second one before the movie comes out. If you have any differences that I forgot let me know!
Differences between the movie and the book:
  •          Percy is a teenager / twelve-year-old.
  •          Mrs. Dodds attacks Percy with Chiron and Grover present / Grover and Chiron along with the rest of the school don’t remember Ms. Dodds.
  •          Percy’s father left when he was seven months old / Left before he was ever born.
  •          The archway leading into camp / Pine tree (Zeus daughter).
  •          Pearls gotten from three locations / Gets pearls when he visits the Santa Monica pier.
  •          Percy, Grover and Annabeth sneak out of camp / Percy is given a quest and they are chosen to go with him.
  •          Persephone hates the Underworld and helps them leave / Persephone is always for her allotted time.
  •          Grover stays behind in the Underworld so Sally can leave / Sally stays in the Underworld.
  •          No poodle / The take the poodle back to his owners to help pay for their passage
  •          Zeus lightning bolt has been stolen / The lightning bolt and Hades helm.
  •          Luke steals the bolt and gives it to Percy to take unknowingly to Hades / Luke gives it to Ares and he gives it to Percy to take to Kronos.
  •          No major mention of Kronos / He is trying to raise from the pit and take over Olympus again.
  •          No Gateway Arch / Percy falls out of the arch and is visited by a Nereid who gives him advice.
  •          After leaving camp the go to New Jersey, Nashville, Las Vegas, Underworld, Olympus, Camp / New Jersey, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Underworld, Olympus, Apartment, Camp Half-Blood.
  •          No zebra / Percy is able to talk to the Zebra on the way to Las Vegas.
  •          Sally kicks Gabe out / Sally turns him into a statue and sells him as “The Poker Player”.
  •          Gabe does a small interview / Gabe goes on tons of shows and convinces everyone that Percy is dangerous.
  •          Percy gets Grover back as a favor from Zeus / As soon as Hades helm is returned he frees Sally.
  •          No major mention of Ares / Ares appears several times and the have a major fight towards the end.
  •          Percy and Annabeth fight against each other in capture the flag / They fight on the same team.
  •          Mrs. Dobbs doesn’t come back / Mrs. Dobbs forgives Percy when she finds that he was telling the truth about the helm.
  •          Percy uses the flying shoes / Percy doesn’t use the shoes because the air is Zeus area.
  •          No old-lady-monsters at bus stop / Ladies knitting his fate.
  •           Medusas’ head is taken in case they need it later / Percy sends it to the Gods.
  •          No Chihuahua / Percy is attacked by a Chimera (assumed Chihuahua) and an old lady.
  •          No Procrustes / Fits people to his six-foot water beds. To long you get trimmed to short you get stretched.
  •    No monster at the entry to Hades house / Three headed dog that likes red balls.

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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