The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Posted on 04/01/2019
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan“I love The Lost Hero because there is so much satisfaction that I sometimes don't want to stop reading it! Greek mythology is interesting anyway, and the book has lots of amazing detail. The Lost Hero is great!” - Owen Dean, a student at Alpine Crest Elementary

The Lost Hero is the Hamilton Book of the week and is the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. The Lost Hero was nominated by Caroline Mickey, the librarian at Alpine Crest Elementary. The series is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek and Roman mythology. A spin-off of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series, the story follows Jason Grace, a Roman demigod with no memory of his past. He, and Piper McLean, a daughter of Aphrodite; and Leo Valdez, a son of Hephaestus, are given a quest to rescue Hera, the queen of gods, from the clutches of Gaea, the primordial goddess of the Earth.

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Jason is pretty confused when he wakes up on a school bus on a trip to the Grand Canyon with no idea who he is or how he got there. Earnest Piper acts like Jason's girlfriend, and goofy Leo thinks he's Jason's best friend, but Jason can't remember either of them. Before he can ask many questions, all three are attacked by storm spirits and rescued by a Camp Half-Blood chariot. The newly revealed heroes have barely broken in their cabin bunks when they're called on a quest to rescue Hera (who knows who Jason really is) from dark forces stirring in the Earth -- giants and much more. Riding off in a metal dragon expertly fixed by Leo (Hephaestus' son, of course), the three seek out the nearly-as-dangerous wind gods to help find Hera. But Piper has another secret quest: Her father has been kidnapped by another giant who wants to trade her friends' lives for her father's freedom -- a horrible choice to make.

Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan. We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.

Goals more students reading will address include:
• Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
• Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21
• Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023