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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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  • 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. ;)
                  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!! :)