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The Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief

2005 . Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure, Legends, Myths, Fables, Fantasy & Magic . Rick Riordan

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The Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief

About the book

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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.

Year:

2005

Language:

English

Publisher:

Hyperion/Miramax Kid

Pages:

384

ISBN:

0786856297 (ISBN13: 9780786856299)

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Reviews

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Tamsyn Lewis

1 month ago

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This is a great book that makes mythology easier to understand and puts an interesting spin on it. (Still, don’t trust the mythological information because a lot of it is heavily modified.) It’s a super fun read.

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bec

10 months ago

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I reread this recently for the first time after about 9 years and loved it, however I am super bias since I grew up on this book. Nostalgia > quality

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jeb busbin

1 year ago

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Great start, great series give it a try you might be really really surprised how much of a page Turner it really is

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Rebekah Wolfe

2 months ago

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Great book, easy read and if you love Greek mythology this is the adventure story for you

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Evelyn Welmen

2 months ago

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I dont remember what I thought of it, was a long time since I read it, am rereading it now

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T.R. S.

7 months ago

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Love it and the character and subsequent series. I grew up with it.

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Luci Basto

9 months ago

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Great kids book definitely 12+ super engaging made me feel like a kid again

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Vamsi Busi

1 year ago

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Read the whole series. And re-read it many more times. Super good story and creative.

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Duarte Rosa

1 year ago

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Quite decent young adult novel. The usage of mythology in a contemporary fashion is interesting but sometimes falls short of being believable as fitting in the real world

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Mette Heinfelt

1 year ago

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It is about the greek pantheon and its very good for starting a young kids curiosity

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Laysa Rocha

7 months ago

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Good book, but I wish I read it when I was younger

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Yasmine A

1 month ago

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funny, exciting, and creative

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Catherine Bloom

2 months ago

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It's the best beginners book

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Ida Hanson

3 months ago

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Den här bokserien är riktigt bra!

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lily reads and other things

7 months ago

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Best book ever hands down

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Aariyana Patel

10 months ago

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Love a good Percy Jackson

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Silvana Procopio

11 months ago

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The origins of this beautiful saga, I like it tol

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Tanishq Shah

1 year ago

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Every middle schooler should have read this

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Audrey Cartwright

2 years ago

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STARTED MY LOVE FOR READING

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gabriela koretić

7 months ago

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I'm halfblood

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Josh Macelroy

5 months ago

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My favorite sereis

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Tanmay Kubal

1 year ago

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The best

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Uvindu Harshana

1 year ago

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Quite Interesting.

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tommo

2 months ago

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Oh hey there 👋

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