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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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  • ginny4ever
    ginny4everSunday, June 3, 2012 at 11:51 am
    It is really good and I recommend reading it. All his books are good. I'll put some. More of my favorite books by rick up after this one READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • dandude567Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm
      I loved those books! Can't wait till the next 'Heros of Olympus ' comes out in the fall.P.S. Read the books before you watch the movie.
      • arrowgirl
        arrowgirlMonday, May 28, 2012 at 7:29 am33 stars
        the books were boring!!!!!!!!!!! i just watched the movie that was way better!!!!!!!!! movie was more interesting and i diddnt fall a sleep what a snore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • dazo179
          dazo179Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm
          Rick Riordan's hugely popular percy jackson series is so awesome and so intense you wont want to stop reading them.
          • superkaci
            superkaciSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:23 am55 stars
            i love it!!!! but the movie gets a little freaky! But i read every book there is i also was the girl in that book for 3rd grade!
            • sprite
              spriteThursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm55 stars
              READ THIS BOOK NOW!!! THIS IS SO ADDICTIVE AND WHEN I MEAN ADDICTIVE IT TAKES YOU TO A DIFFERENT WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • applejax
                applejaxSaturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:24 am55 stars
                Best Greek Mythology book ever. Sadly the movie stinks. :( aNNA BETH AND pERCY ARE A CUTE COUPLE. All of the books are awesome!!
                • cutiepie12
                  cutiepie12Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:30 am33 stars
                  the lighting thief i watch the movie but i did not resd the book yet i think it is going to be a good book..
                  • ravenl
                    ravenlFriday, April 27, 2012 at 7:25 am
                    i saw this movie and its really good and the book should be good too!! i really want to read tis book
                    • hoyers
                      hoyersThursday, April 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm
                      The beginning really grabs your attention... most books are boring and bad. I can make connections to the Greek Gods all of the time throughout the book. Best book ever!!!

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