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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself. Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp. Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Paperback, 416 pages
Published on March 21, 2006 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 0786838655
ISBN-13: 9780786838653
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  • luvmylipgloss
    luvmylipglossMonday, May 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm55 stars
    I LOVE this book. It is about a boy named Percy Jackson that goes on a quest with his friends Annabeth and Grover. They are out to find out the stolen lightning bolt that belongs to Zeus, or else there is war.
    • ellieMonday, May 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm
      I think that this book is grate.
      • ilikebunnies
        ilikebunniesSunday, May 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm44 stars
        I think that this was a really great book because the author incorporated a lot about the Greek gods and how Percy Jacksonn went on a quest. I love that there is a twist at the end with someone Percy thought to be his friend betrayed him.
        • zzayumi
          zzayumiFriday, May 17, 2019 at 3:45 pm55 stars
          This book is GREAT, because this is a really good adventure book, and I LOVE adventure! Also, this book taught me LOTS (And I mean it) about Greek mythology.
          • rocky_reader
            rocky_readerThursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm44 stars
            It's an excellent book about a twelve-year-old boy who finds out that he is a demigod half man half god. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is into action books.
            • natureboy
              natureboyThursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:41 am
              This book I absolutely love! It is a really good story about Percy Jackson and how he learns to control his powers and use them against monsters Once you pick this book up, say good buy to anything else because you will never want to put it down again.
              • djdogo565
                djdogo565Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm55 stars
                MY favorite book! I have the whole seires!
                • Jackson BlackTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm
                  The book was very interesting with lots of adventure. Learned a lot about mythology.
                  • Monique Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm
                    AMAZING BOOK!!! A great series also many different but related books that go on and are also amazing! The books are also really funny and the author has a great sense of humor!
                    • supersaiyan59
                      supersaiyan59Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:48 am
                      I love this book I'm reading it right now at school.