Copy and paste what’s between the lines into a word document. Then, rearrange the information so that all the positive reviews and all the negative reviews are together. Next, turn the reviews into complete sentences using the sentence structures and transitions.


Intro sentence: The Lightning Thief received mostly positive reviews.

“perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats” (New York Times)

“[r]eaders will be eager to follow the young protagonist’s next move” (Kirkus)

“choppy” writing (Common Sense Media)

shallow characters (Common Sense Media)

4 stars out of 5 (Common Sense Media)

“A fantastic blend of myth and modern” (Eoin Colfer, author ofArtemis Fowl)

“”swift and humorous” (Publishers Weekly)

would ”leave many readers eager for the next installment.” (Publishers Weekly)