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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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  • maidenkr
    maidenkrFriday, November 30, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief Written By: Rick Riordan Publish Date: June 2005 Book Review by: Keeleigh Maiden; Ms.Hills 5th grade Percy Jackson is different. He doesn’t have many friends except Grover, a Satyr. Later in the book Percy Jackson finds out he is a half-blood or demigod. He has to go to camp half blood. But when his old Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner turns out to be a centaur named Chiron who also works at camp things get more crazy. When he first gets there he is stuck in hermes cabin where the “unclaimed” kids go. When playing capture the flag he gets claimed, by his father, Poseidon. When he meets his new friend Annabeth daughter of Athena things get bad. Someone has stolen Zeus’s lightning bolt. Percy Jackson was blamed. Who really did it? Read “Percy Jackson the Lightning Thief” to find out. I really liked this book because it was full of action and adventure. The reading level is grades 3-8 but the interest level is 5-8. I think that people who are interested in Greek mythology and action would really enjoy this book.
    • Keeleigh MaidenFriday, November 30, 2018 at 10:22 am
      Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief Written By: Rick Riordan Publish Date: June 2005 Book Review by: Keeleigh Maiden; Ms.Hills 5th grade Percy Jackson is different. He doesn’t have many friends except Grover, a Satyr. Later in the book Percy Jackson finds out he is a half-blood or demigod. He has to go to camp half blood. But when his old Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner turns out to be a centaur named Chiron who also works at camp things get more crazy. When he first gets there he is stuck in hermes cabin where the “unclaimed” kids go. When playing capture the flag he gets claimed, by his father, Poseidon. When he meets his new friend Annabeth daughter of Athena things get bad. Someone has stolen Zeus’s lightning bolt. Percy Jackson was blamed. Who really did it? Read “Percy Jackson the Lightning Thief” to find out. I really liked this book because it was full of action and adventure. The reading level is grades 3-8 but the interest level is 5-8. I think that people who are interested in Greek mythology and action would really enjoy this book.
      • percyj
        percyjThursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:51 pm55 stars
        This is the start to the best book series I've EVER read.😛
        • iRobot QueenTuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:16 pm
          This book is good for people who like Greek gods and goddesses, mythology, and ancient culture. If you like this series you might want to read the 39 Clues series as well. Happy reading!
          • gulazyhecuryga
            gulazyhecurygaWednesday, November 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm
            Amazing book
            • ronaldoCR7Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm
              the starting is funny that is what made me read this!
              • hogwartstudent
                hogwartstudentFriday, November 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm55 stars
                When I started reading this book,I couldn't put it down!I read this 10 times!!
                • kilybygiledubi
                  kilybygiledubiTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:57 am
                  You really should read this book it's very interesting!
                  • its_tcwgaming
                    its_tcwgamingWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm55 stars
                    Take the quiz its really fun! I got 4th
                    • superthor
                      superthorTuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm55 stars
                      Are you wondering about what book you should read next? Do you think that there are no more books left for you to read in your local library? I strongly recommend that you read the Percy Jackson series. This one’s my favorite, and it could be yours, too! If you need a book to read and can’t find one, or even if you are almost bored with no books, look on! To begin with, one of the main reasons this book series is atop many others is because it is fiction. Many readers enjoy nonfiction because you can explore the real side of the world. However, you could get many other ideas to write your own stories from fiction. Percy Jackson is also mythological, because some Greek gods have main roles in the series. If you are interested in mythology, don’t turn this opportunity down! This book series is also a classic. It’s up there with Harry Potter and The 39 Clues, you know! Second, If you love watching PG-13 movies such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, this book series also has lots of action, as well as an everlasting adventure! You’ll never regret reading this book after hearing how many are in the Percy Jackson series itself! The Lightning Thief The Sea of Monsters The Titan’s Curse The Battle of the Labyrinth The Last Olympian One last reason I want to give for you to read the Percy Jackson series is because the author, Rick Riordan, has a great reputation. Along with the 5 Percy Jackson books, He has made 3 books from the Kane Chronicles, 5 more books from the Heroes of Olympus series (which also features some of the main characters from Percy Jackson), and 2 miniature collisions of the Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson, each around 40 pages long. Rick also wrote the first book in The 39 Clues series, The Maze of Bones. All of Rick’s books have great ratings from sites like Goodreads.com and Barnesandnoble.com. To sum it up, Percy Jackson is a great book series to read due to its genre, its author, and the information provided in a total of 1,726 thrilling pages! And if you don’t like reading, it’s a lot less pages to worry about than something like Harry Potter, which is almost double! That if you need a book to read, turn down the mythology aisle and pick up a Percy Jackson book today

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