Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief Book Vs Book Analysis

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When adapting a movie based on a book, there will be parts that are left out in the movie. These changes can either be good or bad, depending on how its executed. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief fits under the latter category as the changes made were glaringly bad in my opinion and noticed by the fans of this book. In Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, I found three key differences compared to its film adaptation: how the journey started, the characters and their characterization, and missing plot points. In the book Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is your typical 12-year-old boy who is a troublemaker in school and lives with his mother’s abusive husband. Percy’s life changes when he accused of stealing Zeus’ master bolt and attacked by monsters. Percy’s mother is killed along the way towards a camp called Camp Half-Blood and trains his heritage as a demigod. Percy is then sent on a heroic quest, with friends, to prove his innocence and along the way, rescue his mother from Hades. After a long and arduous journey of being chased by monsters, Percy managed to return the lightning bolt and save his mother. Percy is then betrayed by a close friend, as the friend was the thief, and escaped while warning them of the true mastermind. As for the movie, Percy is your stereotypical 16-year-old teenager who also lives with an abusive stepdad. Similar to the book, Percy is attacked by a monster and his life forever changes. Percy’s

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