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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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  • 20douellet
    20douelletMonday, September 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    So many cliffhangers that I couldn't putt the book down. Recommend reading it.
    • 20kaustras
      20kaustrasMonday, September 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm55 stars
      i love this book because of all the adventures. my favorite part is when he first sees camp half-blood because it's a magical moment
      • 20skofman
        20skofmanMonday, September 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm
        I love that part too!
      • 20qohara
        20qoharaMonday, September 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm
        This is a very amazing book.I read it in second grade and was so sad when it was over.The point is this book is amazing,you should read this book.
        • csha
          cshaMonday, September 10, 2012 at 10:58 am55 stars
          i think that the movie is great
          • AnnieSunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm
            I love this book! Percy Jackson is awesome! Reading this book starts my interest in Greek Mythology! Love you Rick Riordan!
            • sochick
              sochickSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:15 am44 stars
              YOU must read the whole series!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • younglyric
                younglyricThursday, September 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm55 stars
                this book is amazing.
                • 20cmoloney
                  20cmoloneyThursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm55 stars
                  This book is so good! I read the whole series!
                  • HopeThursday, September 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm
                    This is a VERY interesting book. I hope more people read it!
                    • haileyThursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:10 am
                      it was a very awesome book

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