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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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        • zoeymay33
          zoeymay33Friday, April 20, 2012 at 6:21 am44 stars
          I read this book in 2nd grade and I loved it! But when I read it again I found out that its more for younger kids.So if you where looking for a more advaned book like this then read the Grimm Legacy.
          • aussie174
            aussie174Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm55 stars
            This is a good book. The movie is good too. I rated it five stars because a) abut magic b) the movie is good and c) everyone was telling me to read it. My message is this: read the book. (don't be afraid, you might like it) :D
            • 16jackson
              16jacksonThursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm
              this is a awesome book! I think you will like it so read it for your self. This book is awesome!
              • jennabell
                jennabellThursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:46 am55 stars
                i decided to read the book because i saw the movie and thought the movie was good so my mom bought me the book. i read the book 2 or 3 times can't remember recommend it to everybody!!!!
                • jennabell
                  jennabellThursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:42 am55 stars
                  it is a wonderful book my favorite books EVER!!!!!!!! i give it a five star rating! TEN OUT OF TEN!!! I really recommend this book to everybody.
                  • hey
                    heyThursday, April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am55 stars
                    These books are so good! they are amazing and i think everyone should read them. my favorite would be the fourth or the fifth book. but they're all good!!
                    • ssmiley
                      ssmileyThursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:39 am
                      this a great book if you like greek things or adventure or funny and mistery it also gets better with ever book