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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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  • cute_panda
    cute_pandaMonday, July 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    When I saw these expressions on Percy, Annabeth, and Grover's faces,I was amazed how every little detail was etched on their faces very carefully. Thank you very much, Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti.
    • perenelle1
      perenelle1Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm
      I love Greek gods and goddesses, I'm looking forward to reading this book! I used to think I was dumb, but I think I'm wrong now.
      • jashi
        jashiSaturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:39 am55 stars
        Love these books!! Rick Riordan is an amazing author! So descriptive! These are all about the greek gods which i know are totally unreal but are cool.
        • youMonday, July 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm
          you don't have to be greek to love this book! I hope you will love this Book series I sure did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • jess12345
            jess12345Monday, July 9, 2012 at 5:32 am
            this book sounds good. I might get it or rent it from the local library or buy it from the book store.
            • 7mb
              Mrs. BrowningMonday, July 9, 2012 at 12:32 am44 stars
              The storyline of this book is centered on a 12 year-old boy named Percy Jackson. Just after the end of 6th grade Percy Jackson finds out that there is something different about him than other kids this age. He is then taken to a camp by his best friend Grover that is safe for other kids like him to train and practice fighting monsters after a nightmarish journey with his mother driving him and Grover and a Minotaur snatching his mother away from them just as they reach camp. At camp, Percy learns more about himself and his godly parent, The God of the Sea -- Poseidon -- and one of the Big 3 brothers which include Poseidon, Zeus, and Hades. Read and find out what happens
              • kat2003e
                kat2003eThursday, July 5, 2012 at 8:29 am
                I love this book awesome u don't know that's going to happen next it's not that funny but awesome so red it now
                • lyj6022
                  lyj6022Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:06 am
                  저는 이 소설을 굉장히 좋아합니다. 영화로도 봤고요 앞으로 이런 소설들이 많이 생겨나면 좋겠습니다. 해리포터도 정말 좋아합니다. 그리고 아마 이글은 한국인만 볼수 있을 것 입니다. 만약 한국인 이면 저의 방에 들려주세요.^ㅡ^;;
                  • cperelli
                    cperelliWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:56 am55 stars
                    I loved these stories, exciting and funny. May be some what high, but okay to try. Lots of Greek mythology and setting changes.
                    • funnyMonday, June 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm
                      these books have all the facts wrong, but other than that, it was okay. i would recomend it for everyone, eeven though i hate the books.

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