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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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  • #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. ;)
            • koolkaleb
              koolkalebMonday, November 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm55 stars
              MOST AWESOME BOOKS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RICK RIORDAN IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
              • koolkaleb
                koolkalebMonday, November 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm55 stars
                this is a wonderful book about PERCY JACKSON, the son of Poseidon, has to find and return the lightning bolt that Zeus thinks PERCY STOLE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read it because my cousin recommened it to me and now RICK RIORDAN is my favorite author!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
                • sophadoph
                  sophadophSunday, November 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm55 stars
                  Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be coming right out of his textbook and into his life. Worst of all, Zeus, lord of the sky, has lost his master bolt and Percy is the prime suspect. Now this son of Poseidon and his friends have just 10 days to find it, or there will be complete chaos and war.
                  • horseluver
                    horseluverThursday, November 17, 2011 at 9:58 am55 stars
                    i would recommend this to anyone!! i could read this over and over again!! love it!!!!!!!
                    • T. JacksonWednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm
                      This book is #1 if you like Harry Potter you will like this series. Just to let you guys know I did not want to read this book I got for Christmas one year and it took me forever to start reading it, but when I finally did I couldn't stop.

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