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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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  • 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
      • awsmman4827
        awsmman4827Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:35 am22 stars
        It a LITTLE bit cool, starts off awsm, slides dwn hill.
        • percabeth418
          percabeth418Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm55 stars
          Did you completely finish the series? Because that is not the whole story... along with the rest of that series, there is another book series called 'The Heros of Olympus' that continues the story after this book. I think you would better understand it if you continue reading... :)
        • melonwolf
          melonwolfWednesday, December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm55 stars
          Wow! This book has a lot of action. This is one of the greatest books I read. Its a lot to read! I mean A LOT!!!! I would Recommend it to anyone! ♫♪♥☺☼
          • kittycatgirl
            kittycatgirlTuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm55 stars
            I really liked the movie but i wanted to see if the book was better... And it was.
            • #1percyfanTuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm
              if you have not read these books by rick riordan you have not yet lived
              • pandastyle
                pandastyleSunday, December 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm
                I got the book when I was only seven years old, and I loved it. it's only 375 pages, abnd I read it in two days. I think everyone should read it because it wouyld get you hooked.
                • jakeglikestoparty
                  jakeglikestopartyTuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm55 stars
                  This book was amazing if u like harry potter, even u'll like it without reading harry potter
                  • sophadoph
                    sophadophMonday, November 28, 2011 at 11:34 am55 stars
                    This is a MUST READ book! I'm not kidding. When the titan war is near, Percy and his friends must protect Olympus from the monsters, or horrible things happen. This is book number 5 in the epic series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • artist124
                      artist124Friday, November 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm55 stars
                      i fell in love with this book and the books after. whoever reads my review, i want you to read this series if you haven't already. ;)

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