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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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  • amber407
    amber407Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm55 stars
    This book was really awesome and interesting and it was a great mystery! I got hooked to it! This book is also really great because....................... Well, it's so awesome I don't know what words to use!!!!!!!!!! :D ;D I definitely recommend this book!!!!!
    • pikach-you
      pikach-youThursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm55 stars
      I love all rick riordan books espially this one cause it had lots of action and it made sence it didn't go too fast.
      • aud101
        aud101Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm
        this was the lighting bolts of lightning this is so coooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllll that my cousin reads a book a day because she likes this sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
        • lawyervon2
          lawyervon2Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm55 stars
          I love the Percy Jackson Series because it is funny and has tons of adventure. If you like Greek Mythology I definitely recommend this book to you, but I would read this book if you love books.
          • gogoring
            gogoringMonday, February 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm55 stars
            The book was so AWESOME!!! I thought the begining was cool, same with the ending! I mean, who wouldn't like it?! So for those who didn't read it, don't judge it.... Or I WILL GET AGRO... So I mean, just read it rather than watch the movie... The movie was soooo boring. Anyway, read it NOW!!!!(wow, it's sort of like a book advertisement..than a book review...)
            • narias3
              narias3Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm44 stars
              I started reading the Percy Jackson series because the movie really intrigued me. It was a very interesting plotline; Percy finding out he was a demigod, going to camp half-blood, and saving Olympus all fell together perfectly :).
              • curious2know
                curious2knowSunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:23 am
                It is a very good book!!!! I would recomend it to everyone. It features Greek Gods/Godesses. Rick Riordan rocks!!!! :)
                • karate7
                  karate7Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm11 star
                  the book is okay but it gets SO BORING in the begining the sea of monsters is the least boring.
                  • gummy_gurl
                    gummy_gurlSaturday, February 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm
                    the book is totally better than the movie now im just waiting for the second movie to come out to go watch it..
                    • ninja22nerd
                      ninja22nerdSaturday, February 25, 2012 at 7:58 am55 stars
                      I love the Percy and the Olympians series it is awesome, with all the mysteries and the action. I would read this book if you like Greek Mythology.