Great Book, Annoying Characters (Only two of the three)
First Things First. I LOVE PERCY JACKSON. There. It’s just this piece of… you know, that I was mad at.
I had two problems. Piper. Jason.
Piper was an insufferable Mary-Sue (a perfect character who everyone agrees with, is extremely pretty [daughter of the goddess of beauty] and is apparently ‘kind’) She made me cringe, and I wanted to skip through her narration of the story and continue to Leo. Her thinking Jason most of the time made me want to gag. I hoped by the end it was her that died in Mark Of Athena, but sadly I think Annabeth will die. (Rick can’t kill Percy, and Annabeth’s been around way too long.) I’m sorry Piper, but you’re thoughts made me almost think you were worse than Bella Swan.
Jason. Dear god, this kid. He was so bland, and characterless, I wanted to scream! His thought were this, “I was scared. This happened. That happened. Wow. Piper’s hot.” Like, jeez! And it didn’t help that everyone loved him, he had no real problems with his life, and that he was a pretty boy.
Leo and the plot saved this book for me. Leo was funny, and sweet, and I felt so bad for him, every time something bad happened. He can make you fall in love with a metal dragon! Piper and Jason couldn’t do that.
So… yeah. I hated those two. That’s it. I hope you can understand my decision. I made it for a reason.
This book is a read. And a thrill. I loved it. If Jason had character, I would have given this a four… maybe a five. But no.