Why I Love Percy Jackson

Percy is the most relatable character that I think Riordan has written. He’s successful due to dumb luck a lot, he’s constantly confused, and he really didn’t ask for the challenges he’s been given. I find myself being able to put myself in his shoes a lot.

I took one of those quizzes, like the Buzzfeed quizzes, and as it turns out I would be a child of Poseidon. That’s why I think I can relate to Percy so much, he’d be my half brother in that universe. I see a lot of myself in Percy, and growing up it was great to have a character that felt like me. I read these in middle school or early high school, I can’t exactly remember, and Percy was always my favorite.

I find solace next to the ocean, I grew up about 15 minutes away from the Pacific, and it’s always been a big part of my life. I learned how to swim when I was about three, and I’ve loved water ever since. There’s something about it that’s freeing. Granted, I do most of my swimming in the river or lake and not the ocean, because the ocean is dangerous around here, but I love water nonetheless.

If I could have Percy’s powers I’d take them in a heartbeat, his are coolest in my opinion. He can heal in the water, breathe underwater, and communicate with sea creatures. Percy is like a cool Aquaman. I’d totally be happy to be the daughter of Poseidon and wield the powers of the ocean.

Have you read Percy Jackson? Who do you think would be your Greek god/goddess parent? Let me know in the comments!

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

10 thoughts on “Why I Love Percy Jackson”

  1. I’ve never read a Percy Jackson book but I think I need to because I’m the same as you. I grew up 10 mins from the sea and learnt to swim really young and I love swimming! I used to go to the beach almost every weekend growing up.

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  2. I’ve never read Percy Jackson but everyone always has such nice things to say about it. I love mythology so maybe I should read it! Also Rick Riordan seems like such a genuinely nice person 🥰 I loved reading your post 😊

    Amy | littlelionbooks.co.uk

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  3. I love Percy Jackson. The books were one of the first I read that involved Greek mythology. I loved them so much and they were one of my favourites growing up. Rick Riordan creates amazing stories and I can’t wait to see what will occur in his next book in the Trials of Apollo series 🙂

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    1. Greek Mythology was the main reason I read them. I’m so glad I wasn’t disappointed. Riordan does a good job of mixing his mythology with the classical stories. I haven’t read Trials of Apollo yet but once I’m caught up on the other series by Riordan I’ll read those ones.


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