The Lost Hero
Books | JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
For use in schools and libraries only. Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea--except that everything seems very wrong. Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all--including Leo--related to a god.
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"I disliked some of the new characters (not all)"
"Yeah this one"
"I can't believe I battled this book for almost a whole month. No wonder my progress got so stunted.<br/><br/>Anyway, wowie.<br/>A radical shift from all the previous PJ books so far.<br/>If you're a stubborn grump like me, it'll be hard to get on board right away. It took me a WHILE to warm up to this new setting.<br/>Even now I couldn't say I quite enjoy it, but I had to by force.<br/>The new characters are... Okay-ish. Except for my guy Leo. He carried the book and kept me going to the very end.<br/><br/>This book is also a product of its time, so the depiction of femininity is quite dated at some times. This IS from 2010 after all. I think this was back when the whole preps thing was on full blast. And being "unlike other girls" was a thing back then.<br/>With this in mind, it's not a bad book by all means. I just miss what I'm used to seeing.<br/>Or maybe I'm just an old grump.<br/><br/>The lore thickens this time. We discover an unseen side of the story of both the gods and the demigods. What seemed like a simple society at first now reveals itself to be more complicated than we expected. It was one of the novelties I did enjoy in the book.<br/>Now it's a matter of waiting to see what the next book has in store."
"I think this is my least favorite book of the "Olympian" series but that's mainly because there's no Percy and he's my favorite so far. Jason is okay but he's already a hero and he's already basically perfect and so there's no arch or progression with him which is something I really liked about the first series. Watching Percy grow as a character was a really great aspect."