Sunday, 30 March 2014
Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
If you're hearing this story, you're already in danger.
This is kind of how the Percy Jackson story starts, with some second person POV. You'd think the author would change it up a bit. It's annoying, both the POV and the fact he doesn't change it up a bit. Maybe kids love this, but I don't - and yes I understand that this book isn't targeting me. The first page goes on like this before ending with:
Okay, Sadie is telling me to stop stalling and get on with the story.
Good advice: a character is telling the author to get on with it, talk about a character-driven story. Then we get the hook on the second page:
I'm fourteen and my home is a suitcase.
First thing said: