Study Guide

The Lost Hero Friendship

By Rick Riordan

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Friendship is very important to the characters in The Lost Hero, with Leo, Piper, and Jason constantly relying on each other and working together. But friendship is also important for the quest. Hera is hoping that if Jason and the Greek heroes can trust each other, they can work as a bridge to bring Roman and Greek demigods together, and they can then all join together to fight Gaea. Hera isn't very trustworthy or very nice, but her plan depends on people trusting and being nice to each other. Friendship in The Lost Hero is the hope for the world.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Does anything threaten Leo, Piper, and Jason's friendship throughout the novel? If so, what? If not, how does this affect the tension in the novel?
  2. Is friendship in the novel more important than family? Why or why not? Explain your answer.
  3. Is friendship in the novel opposed to romance? Explain your answer.

Chew on This

Even though she holds information back from them, Piper never betrays her friends.

Hera can be seen as the writer of the novel, plotting out Jason, Leo, and Piper's friendship before they even know each other.

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