The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena - Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Title:The Lightning Thief
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786838653
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    The Lightning Thief Reviews

  • Ela

    I'm slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book. But I'm even more ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan Lerman.But, come on! Someon...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    A+ WritingA+ PlotA+ CharactersA+ MONSTERSI thoroughly enjoyed this book! I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading it, because I felt like that ruined a bit of enjoyment of this book for me, bu...

  • Jayson

    (A-) 82% | Very GoodNotes: It’s sugar and caffeine: a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation....

  • Destinee Sutton

    When I was about halfway through this book, I started making a list of its similarities to Harry Potter. Here is a sampling from that list:1. There are three young heroes: a brainy girl (Annabeth/Herm...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Chiron looked surprised. “I thought that would be obvious enough. The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.” As someone who has worked in Los Angeles, I can tell you that this is comple...

  • Emily May

    Were you a bit weird in school? Or are you still in school and think you're kinda weird? I mean, everyone is weird, but you know that I mean. Maybe you didn't fit in, maybe people thought you were a b...

  • Nick

    I don't care if this is middle grade literature. I am starting this soon!...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    Believe it or not, but this was actually my first Rick Riordan book!!! ANDI really enjoyed it!!! *lol*This was such an epic adventure and I loved the countless hints and references to Greek Mythology!...

  • Samadrita

    EDIT 09/06/2013:- That's it. I have had my fill of too many stupid, brain-cell destroying comments posted on this review in the past few months asking me to write a 'best-selling book' before atte...

  • may ?

    DISNEY+ ADAPTATION THE GAYS WON WE WON!!!!!!(if you think I am handling this well I absolutely am not)——————all right who’s going to step up and convince me not to reread this for the si...