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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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  • cornhoolio103
    cornhoolio103Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:39 am55 stars
    This book is AWESOME! This guy Percy is super cool.
    • monkeywhocantype
      monkeywhocantypeSaturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm44 stars
      great book for those who like harry potter
      • laylalina
        laylalinaTuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6:59 pm
        An amazing series about Greek mythology. I was skeptical at first, because I thought mythology was gonna be really boring, but I was so wrong. It also really raised my history grade! The characters within these pages have grown to be a few of my best friends. Please read.
        • snargle
          snargleSunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:41 am
          It's a good book about a twelve year old kid with a parent that isn't exactly the regular guardian...he learns that he is actually son of the sea god. He goes on a journey with a satyr and a girl the daughter of the wise Athena.
          • music_lover555
            music_lover555Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm
            This was a really great boook to read. It was fun to read and also had some really funny parts. I think the best part I like is the fact that it involves Greek myths and the characters from the Greek myths.
            • bobningastar
              bobningastarTuesday, November 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm
              i loved this book it was amazing read i think everybody should read this book h h h h h h h h h h h h h h
              • georgesimm
                georgesimmMonday, October 31, 2011 at 8:21 am
                • madcandy3
                  madcandy3Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm
                  This book is really good, I would suggest it for anyone. It mixes greek mythology into the real world, and has plenty of action. It also teaches you about greek myths and gods, and has some history in it.

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