The Mark of Athena
The Heroes Of Olympus Book 3
No books have influenced my life as much as these books have. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus books have taught me so much about friendship, love, loyalty, and believing in your own strength. The Mark of Athena exemplifies these traits even more so than the others.
With a changing point of view in every chapter, I can see everything from several different perspectives. I can relate to each character on a deeper level because I can see how it affects them when reading from their point of view, but when reading another point of view, I can see how that same character holds themselves together and remains strong to encourage the others to keep going.
The heroes themselves are just ordinary kids my age. They deal with the same struggles that I deal with everyday. They would not be the kids that would be considered "popular" in the real world. But they become the world's greatest heroes anyway, because of their inner strength and the friendship between them. This concept helps me in my own everyday life because no matter what situation I am in I can relate to one of these seven characters and find the strength to overcome the obstacles and keep going. Knowing that one day, I can become a hero because of what I am inside, just like they did.
A powerful lesson that shows you that you are more than what everyone else thinks you are.
This quote from Piper in The Mark of Athena puts in perspective the different types of heroes that are in the world. You don't have to be popular or strong or rich to be a hero. You just have to be stand up for what you believe is right.
This theme has given me the courage to stay true to myself and not bend to the form of what everyone else does.
SEVEN HALF-BLOODS SHALL ANSWER THE CALL
TO STORM OR FIRE THE WORLD MUST FALL
AN OATH TO KEEP WITH A FINAL BREATH
AND FOES BEAR ARMS TO THE DOORS OF DEATH
character traits that have saved them from countless situations and are seen as their greatest aspects aswell as their fatal flaws
Being a daughter od Athens, Annabeth has always been wise. Though she has been bullied about it, she shows that being smart is a power in itself.
Percy is extremely loyal and will do anything to protect and help his friends. With the help of his friends, he can do anything.
Leo has had one of the most terrible pasts. He hides all of the death and confusion of it all behind a smile and a laugh. He handles the obstacles life throws at him with optimism and determination to keep going.
Frank has always been very shy and scared to stand up for, he is often looked at as a baby in a mans body. Despite what others think, he overcomes his fears and becomes a fighter and protector for his friends and their quest.
Aphrodite is not the most respected goddess. Piper herself was embarrassed to find out that Aphrodite was her mother. But Piper learns that love is not all about parties and makeup. She learns about the very essence of love and affection and embraces it.
Hazel has already died. She died in the 1960's and was recently brought back to life by her half-brother Nico. She had her mother and her life stolen from her by the Titans. She has been given a second chance and treats everything with compassion and innocence regardless of what has happened to her in her past.