The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 134 reviews

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age 9+
I read this when I was like 14 and I got bored with it. However, I do remember a lot of life and death type stuff, more so than the Percy Jackson Series. My nine year old sister is just finishing the Percy Jackson books and now she thinks she needs to read these. She's excited because its more demigod stuff omg. But I'm not sure she should read these, most reviews seem to say they were meant for middle schoolers. I would read some summaries before deciding if your child should have this 500+ page book in their head.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

I guess it depends on what you consider bad language.

My kids were disappointed at the use of the Lord's name in vain throughout the book and have decided not to continue the series. Most people don't even think twice about that word any more, so it probably goes unnoticed by most who read this book, but my kids picked it out really quickly. (I'm not referring to the references of Gods, Goddess's and demigods, but the expression of OMG in one form or another.)

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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