Teen Read, Teen Reviewed – The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
If you love mystery and adventure, this book is for you. If you love mythology and learning about history, this book is also for you. That’s two very popular genres in one book.
For you mystery and adventure people, in this book, monsters will stop at nothing to get you. Ancient weapons can appear out of nowhere by the will of a magician (after they’ve put it in their imaginary locker). There is also a bunch other stuff that I’m not mentioning. You’ll have to read the book to learn more.
And for you people who love mythology, there are many things in this book for you. First of all, the Egyptian gods are back. These gods were mostly ignored because of the Greek gods. But let me tell you something, these gods are even better. There is a god for pretty much everything. Not just 12 major gods like the Greek gods.
Now, let me describe to you the magic of these gods. They can change into any animal that is related to what they rule over. They can enter the body of any living thing and “share” the body with them. What I mean by this is that they totally take over.
Now, onto the story. It’s a normal Christmas Eve, and the main characters’ dad decides that they are going to the British Museum, which is not a surprise for them. Their dad is an archaeologist. But, things do not go according to the normal schedule of a museum visit. Their dad blows up the Egyptian wing of the museum.
Does this sound like an interesting book to you? If the answer is yes, go check out the book at your public library. If the answer is no, put the paper down now and walk away.
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