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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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  • dedeFriday, December 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    I have to read this for school
    • emoqueen101
      emoqueen101Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:49 am
      I've read all of rick roirdan books they leave adventure for all i read them all to my kids my oldest is in love with adventure's and mystery
      • platypus101
        platypus101Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm
        Anything by rick riordan is an awesome book, his stuff is amazing! I don't know how he does it so well he just does. I would recommend all of his series to anyone! (Percy Jackson, The Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus,)
        • tangywho
          tangywhoTuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm
          Very amazing set you will be addicted to it and not like to put it down if you like fantasy stuff you would love to read it Summary! This kid named Percy Jackson(title) learns that his dad is posiedan god of sea at first he doesnt belive it but after a near death experiance by his future girlfriend he figures out that it is really true -Read the rest to learn more! Tangywho
          • char120
            char120Friday, December 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm
            one of my friends bugged me until i read it. But i loved it!!!!
            • belieber123
              belieber123Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm55 stars
              this is one of the best books in the history of books. i think that anyone willing to read this book should read it. but the movie and the book are a little bit different ; like in the book, Annabeth , Percy and Grover go to the Arch in St. Louis but in the movie , that doesnt happen .just warning u peeps.
              • riTuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm
                this is an amazing book will get you ready to learn about Greek myths
                • harry658
                  harry658Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm
                  speechless.left me was so AWESOME!!!
                  • kooper13
                    kooper13Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 4:21 am
                    I first saw the movie then read the book. Some parts were different and some parts were the same.
                    • percabeth418
                      percabeth418Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm55 stars
                      I feel you... the movies completely ruined it! The whole movie is wrong starting with Annabeth's hair color/style. But the entire movie is about them going on a journey to find Persephone's pearls... where as in the book the lady in the water just gives Percy 3 pearls, the movie's plot is not even close to that of the book! The first part of the movie is close enough though...
                    • zza
                      zzaMonday, December 12, 2011 at 10:07 am
                      i like this book because it's awsome

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