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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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  • ajg15
    ajg15Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm55 stars
    Percy Jackson has never been a normal kid....unless normal is being the son of the Greek God Posideon. Oh and on top of that everyone is trying to kill him...well mostly the Greek badies. Anyways someone stole Zeus Lightning bolt and blames it on Percy. Ok now skip ahead Percy is now at Camp Half-Blood,his best friend hover is a boat from the waist down, and he meets annabeth the daughter of Athena. They all go on a big adventure to return the bolt (after they found it) while dealing with Medusa, Gods, Furies, and much mode, cheating death many times. You absolutely need to read this book you'll be hooked and not want to stop reading until you've finished! -ajg15
    • wiccanbat666
      wiccanbat666Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:23 am55 stars
      I read this book in middle school and decided to come back to it for a re-read. This is a great book, I love all the details added to it. The authour did a great job.
      • katiebug37
        katiebug37Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm44 stars
        This book was really cool. It kind of made it seem like issues that people have can actually be the special talents that they use to defeat the evil in the world.
        • jso6
          jso6Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm55 stars
          Percy Jackson is a boy who gets kicked out of boarding schools a lot. As much as he tries, he can't get out of trouble. He discovers that the ancient greek gods are still alive, and that Zeus blames Percy for stealing his master lightning bolt, and Percy has to try to find it and return it to him.
          • Ahh22550099Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 5:12 am
            I didn't like the book
            • jhx7
              jhx7Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:20 pm55 stars
              This book is great! It is about AHAD Percy Jackson saving Olympus from a civil war. He does it with his girlfriend Annabeth and his friend Grover. They almost die in Hades realm! Good Book
              • jhx7
                jhx7Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm55 stars
                This is just so great! I mean greek demigods! Wow! DO they exist! Wow! WOw!
                • demigod3000
                  demigod3000Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm55 stars
                  The Lightning Thief is one of my favorite books of all time! It is about a boy, (Percy Jackson) who discovers that his dad is a greek god and his life is turned upside down. He goes on a dangerous quest to win his fathers graces and discover who he is.
                  • junolol
                    junololFriday, June 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm55 stars
                    really great book
                    • amgaming
                      amgamingFriday, June 29, 2018 at 7:36 am55 stars
                      I Totally love this book! I would rate it 9 plus. It is for boys and girls. It has monsters from Greek methodology, along with all of the Greek gods is full of action and suspense. It has funny moments, and has cool characters! It is must-read!

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