I have something to admit- this is the first Rick Riordan book I have ever read. Not sure why? Thus, I have nothing to compare it to when it comes to his other series.
The main character is sixteen year old Magnus who has been living on the streets of Boston since his mother's death. He soon discovers that he is the son of a Norse god and his adventure begins (kinda ends too) You need to read the book :) I don't want to give too much away.
Riordan integrates Thor, Loki, and Odin into his story with some hilarious scenes. I didn't know Riordan was such a funny and witty writer. I think students would be motivated to read since Marvel has made some of these characters so popular.
This book never has a dull moment with humor, action, and mythology to keep any reader entertained.
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