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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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  • cherryheart143
    cherryheart143Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm55 stars
    Oh, My Gosh! This book is so cool! I loved it so much that I read the whole series! I also read the first book in "The Kane Chronicles" and read the first two books in the new series that just came out and it is unbelievably great. READ IT!
    • dolphin23
      dolphin23Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm
      the book has myths thats what i like about these books. greek mythology is my favorite genre other than mysteries
      • loveable11
        loveable11Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm55 stars
        i am reading this book right now in my class the book is about a boy name percy jacskon and one of his best friends named gover {who is really half goat half boy} his father is one of the big three which is pesidon and his really nice mom but percy is a demigod {half______half________ to find out what the____ means you have to read the book oh and there is way more i have to say but it might not be able to all go in : ]
        • socoolsotruesoawesome
          socoolsotruesoawesomeMonday, February 13, 2012 at 5:06 am
          this book was amazingly interesting and gives readers sticky fingers for more mythology. it was a great start for the whole series, and has hilarious descriptions of the gods. i can picture Ares as a biker dude!!!! (you'll get the joke after you read this book.) this is a must!
          • singingmonkey124
            singingmonkey124Monday, February 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm44 stars
            An amazing and adveturous book. It's imagery amazes me. I strongly reccomend this book to any middle schooler!
            • horseluver
              horseluverMonday, February 6, 2012 at 11:48 am55 stars
              the book is waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than the movie!!! so read the book and you will find out why!!! besides you should read this book anyway because it is really good and i was hooked as soon as i opened this book!!!!!:);)
              • jennabell
                jennabellSunday, February 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm55 stars
                about a boy that ends up to be a demi god (half human half god) and he battle other gods and a minator.
                • tinylittlebunny
                  tinylittlebunnySunday, February 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm
                  This book is good. The whole series is fantastic!!! You should read this!
                  • teacher_611
                    Sarah EdgeSunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:07 am55 stars
                    The story from Percy's point of view makes this series one of the funniest I've read in a long time!
                    • galfriend
                      galfriendFriday, February 3, 2012 at 8:33 am55 stars
                      theese books are a very delightful and adoring i highly recomend them and to read them in order please read them and not break my heart

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