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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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  • swirlylollypops
    swirlylollypopsFriday, January 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm55 stars
    I was introduced to the series by my uncle. I have read all of the books and am really excited for the upcoming book: The Mark of Athena
    • swirlylollypops
      swirlylollypopsFriday, January 6, 2012 at 10:52 am55 stars
      I really like greek myths now. One of my fav. books
      • samirose
        samiroseWednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:43 am
        love this book read all but stop at the 4th book i think
        • sheetu
          sheetuTuesday, January 3, 2012 at 4:52 am
          this story is about aboy called percy . it is a mysterious story i ever read
          • singingbird123
            singingbird123Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm
            I was hooked on this book from the beginning. Creating a whole new fantasy world that i would abosolutely love to live in. The Lightning Thief is full of intriguing characters and has a story that will catch your intrest.
            • baker123
              baker123Friday, December 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm
              The book is way better than the movie! We read this for a school book, i have to admit its not my favorite book but its still good! I recoment reading it, the beginning may be a little boring for you, but it gets way better! I think the ending could have been slightly better though!
              • 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

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