The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

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Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. 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 and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must comes to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion, 2018.
Edition: Illustrated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781484787786
1484787781
Branch Call Number: YF RIORDAN
Characteristics: 226 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rocco, John - Illustrator

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zb123321
Jul 23, 2019

Percy Jackson is such an inspiration for me. I started this series in grade 4 and I told my best friend about it. She fell in love with the series like me, and we were the biggest nerds of Percy Jackson. During recess we’d be talking about the characters, plot, or pretty much just about Percy Jackson. Unfortunately one day she told me that she was moving... I was deeply saddened. However, every time I read Percy Jackson I felt a connection with her because I knew she was doing the same thing. Turns out I was right. Now, 4 years later, we met up and we’re still huge Percy Jackson fans and best friends.

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AJGrant129
Jun 30, 2019

Ok, the series started off a little boring for me, but I promise, they get better! I read these with my brother, and really enjoyed them! The first book is about a half-blood god (Percy) who finds out who he is and goes to a special camp and then he and his friends go on a quest. I liked it ok. The second book is much better, I have already read the greek myths and the Odessey, so these books were a lot of fun to go through! I am currently on the fifth, and love it! I love the personalities of Annabeth and Grover as they accompany Percy through the novels.

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sms8cp
Jun 25, 2019

This book made me love reading again as it continues a great series that hasn't been disappointing. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves fiction as it's one that takes you through a wonderful journey.

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karenslibraryjones
May 03, 2019

AMAZING! THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER!

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kmteeuwsen8
Apr 23, 2019

This is the book that made me love reading! It is really for all ages and it is a fantastic story that will take you through a whirlwind of emotions(especially if you read the rest of the series and the Heroes of Olympus series)! Once you finish this book you will have no choice but to read the next book! It has an intriguing plot. Rick Riordan did such a good job creating a fantastical world inside the world that we live in. His take on the Greek gods and Greek mythology is hilarious and fun to read. I love this book and would give it 6 stars if I could!

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Shades_of_Night_9
Apr 21, 2019

I loooooooooooooooooove this series! this is my favorite book series and it will always be my favorite book series. i'll admit, I'm very picky so it's really hard to please me. this book didn't just please but it bought me to loooooooooooooooooooove books, which let me live in two different worlds at the same time! I am Rick Riordan's biggest fan. keep it up

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yellow_cat_3493
Feb 19, 2019

This start of Percy's adventure is AMAZING! Once he realizes the greek gods, monsters, and everything else in it is real, he finds out he is the suspect of stealing something very important- Zeus's master bolt! In a 10 day adventure to retrieve the master bolt from Hades, a lot can happen! [This is also my favorite book!] I enjoyed it so much, and I think once you get into it, you can't stop reading! I love this book, and hopefully you will, too! This began my obession to this books series and It is my favorite thing right now! I love this book to start off the amazing series! (Also, if you read all 5 books of Percy Jackson and at least have 4/5 stars for every book, or not, I recommend reading the Heroes of Olympus, which is the sequel series after! :)
Enjoy!

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shanlong3
Feb 12, 2019

Yes, I too would think that this book is the best book because it has a lot of magical stuff in their that kids would want to read.

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Zachary_Hudson
Feb 07, 2019

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER CREATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;););)

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iPlagueRat
Jan 14, 2019

This series is a wonderful introduction in the rather complicated world of Greek mythology. The modern twist on all the myths, fables, and epics of the past is an almost untapped resource of entertainment.

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FaithR
Feb 13, 2019

FaithR thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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white_human_112
Dec 06, 2018

white_human_112 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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pink_crocodile_48
Jul 31, 2018

pink_crocodile_48 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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violet_dog_6820
Jul 31, 2018

violet_dog_6820 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_penguin_2674
May 07, 2018

blue_penguin_2674 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Wyatt_130
Feb 26, 2018

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yellow_giraffe_1133 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_dolphin_5432
Oct 16, 2017

blue_dolphin_5432 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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KyraJR
Jun 29, 2017

KyraJR thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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black_penguin_521
May 21, 2017

black_penguin_521 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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mauve_bird_127
May 16, 2019

" 'How did you die?'
'We er...drowned in a bathtub.'
'All three of you?'
'It was a big bathtub.' "

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white_wolf_1506
Jan 04, 2019

“Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”

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pink_crocodile_48
Jul 31, 2018

"It's just that if you died... aside from the fact that it would really suck for you, it would mean the quest was over. This may be my only chance to see the real world." -Annabeth

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OmegaEthan
Jun 29, 2017

"Die, Honey!"
-Mrs. Dodds

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rheading
Aug 03, 2016

"You are so not making this easy" "I am never, ever going to make things easy for you seaweed brain. Get used to it." -Percy Jackson to Annabeth Chase

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Flora_Cho
Jun 20, 2016

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

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AngelinaY304
Jun 19, 2016

A need-to read book for those who love Greek mythology and modern comedy

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pmh99
Jun 30, 2015

"You drool in your sleep"
~Annabeth

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Rainman
Sep 18, 2014

...I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music.

red_zebu_50 Aug 15, 2014

I was barefoot since I gave my shoes to Grover. Better that they wonder why one of us was barefoot than why one of us had hooves.

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KyraJR
Jun 29, 2017

Percy Jackson was never a "normal" kid-always getting in trouble and switching schools, just trying to fit in. When strange things start happening and a teacher attacks him, claiming that he is a thief, Percy's whole world was turned upside down when he finds out he is more than just a kid-and the "gods" are more than just myths. Grover, a spunky satyr, Annabeth, a determined teen, and and Percy, a relentless newbie proceed to go on a grand adventure to clear Percy's name.

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AngelinaY304
Jun 19, 2016

Percy Jackson, a 11 year-old boy discovered that he is a demigod with the abilities to control water and all this comes from his father,Poseidon.

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pink_dolphin
Jun 01, 2016

Percy finds who stole the master bolt... and the helm of darkness.

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EvelynB2004
Mar 28, 2016

Grade 6 student Percy Jackson thinks he's human. Sure, a dyslexic human with ADHD, but still a human. But he's wrong. Percy is really a half-blood, a mix between a Greek God and a human. And his best friend, whom he also thought was human, is half goat.

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Anilkumarpillai
Mar 18, 2016

Percy Jackson, an ADHD and a dyslexic boy, struggles to find a school that will except him. With the help of his friend, Grover, he finds out that he is a demigod, but loses his mom on the way. Devastated, Percy and Grover go to Camp Half-Blood where Percy finds out that he is the son of Poseidon. His father and Zeus are fighting because Zeus thinks Poseidon has stole his master bolt. Percy then goes on a quest to find the master bolt with Grover and Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena. Percy faces Medusa, Hades, and even battle it out with Ares, to get the master bolt. On the way Percy gets his mom back. Percy then goes to Olympus to give back the master bolt and meets his father. He tells everyone about his adventures. The gods think that Cronus is rising. Meanwhile Percy goes back and finds out that Luke, son of Hermes and friend of Percy, is actually a follower of Cronus. Luke then attempts to kill Percy, but fails. This is the beginning of the war between the demigods and Cronus.

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Eghose
Aug 11, 2015

Percy An adhd finds out his dad is Poseidon (god of the sea) and learns that he has been accused of stealing Zeus lightning bolt and has to find it so he can clear his name

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ABINASH10
Jul 04, 2015

Percy was running for his life as the minotaur charged for him grover and his mom and again his freind grover was a satyr half goat half human

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Lauryn_A
Jul 02, 2015

The main character, Percy Jackson, is having lots of trouble in school. All of the sudden, countless surprises confront him and he find out an unbelievable secret about himself. He makes new friends and has to go on a dangerous quest with them. It is really going to put him to the test...

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Thomas5200
Jun 27, 2015

The Lightning Thief:
Percy Jackson son of Poseidon is accused of stealing Zeus' Lightning Bolt. He is innocent and goes to find it to prove his innocence. He runs into many monsters. He faces Medusa. Hades too. Will he make it? Will he not? Read to find out.

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ahmad_11
Jul 18, 2014

Percy Jackson- Book 1

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red_zebu_50 Aug 15, 2014

Other: Very adventurous with Percy looking for the bolt.

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deannamt
Oct 17, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are a bit of monsters but NOT scary. People who get scared easily might get the willies.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 25, 2013

Violence: a little here a little there so yea

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NubDub
Mar 02, 2013

Violence: When the capture the flag game starts.

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breader11201
May 25, 2012

Violence: When Ares and Percy have a battle 1 on 1 to win the Master Bolt and Helm of Darkness.

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xhenalatifi
Apr 14, 2012

Violence: When Percy Annabeth, and Grover go to Madusa's fortress and a little bit more.

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