Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reading Response...(new and improved version)

         I am in the midst of reading “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series written by Rick Riordan. In these books, Rick Riordan creates a half-god character named Percy Jackson who I can relate to. Percy and I don’t only have similar characteristics, we are also the same age, which makes these books a hundred times easier to read. I can relate to Percy Jackson for three main reasons. The first reason is the fact that our mothers are very alike. Another reason is that we have similar relationships with our friends. The third and last way I can relate to Percy Jackson is the fact that he has powers that I have always and will always envy.

         Percy Jackson’s Mom is much alike to my mom in this series. First of all, both of our moms are human, witch doesn’t mean anything in reality, but in these books, not everyone is mortal (human). Another reason is because both of our moms push us to do better in life, when we aren’t strong enough ourselves. Both of our moms are divorced, but have found someone new, and that affects their lives as well as ours. The last reason is that they both love us more than anything, and would do anything to help us if we needed them.

         Another reason Percy and I can relate to each other is that we have similar relationships with our friends. Both of us don’t have many friends, but the friends we do have, we care about a lot, and vice versa. Also, if we were in trouble, our friends would go out of their way to help us, and so would we for them. The last reason our friends are similar is that we have friends that are older, younger, and the same age as us.

         The last reason Percy Jackson and I relate to each other is the fact that I have always envied the powers that he actually has. Percy Jackson has the ability to see the future or past or present in his dreams, he can breath under water, he can control what water does, he doesn’t get wet at all under water, and while he does all of these amazing things, he is just a thirteen year old middle-school student, like me. All of the special abilities I just named are things that I would die for, in other words, I envy them.

         In the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, Rick Riordan creates a half human- half god character named Percy Jackson that I can relate to in many different ways. Percy Jackson is a 8th grader, like me, yet he has special abilities, because he is the son of the sea god, Posiden. We both have similar mothers, and similar relationships with our friends. He also has powers I envy and will always envy, just like most of the humans in this world.

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