It just came out Tuesday and, so far, it’s a really fun read. I’m a little more than 100 pages into The Last Olympian, the final book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, written by Rick Riordan. My daughter and I have enjoyed reading the series together, and this one looks like it’ll be action-packed.
I’m taking a lot longer to read this one than I had the others because, happily, I’m under deadline, but I’m sure I’ll finish it soon and enjoy it as much as the rest.
Another book which I just loved and read, oh, probably six months ago now, was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It won the John Newbery Medal, the most prestigious writing award for American children’s literature. Such a strange and fantastical and gripping story! A feature film of another of his books, Coraline, is out in theaters now, so those who aren’t familiar with his fabulous stories can become so.
If you like contemporary children’s literature, you can’t go wrong with these!