The Lightning Thief
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2009-05-05
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (#1)
The Lightning Thief is a good adventure story though the ending feels a little rushed, and the book feels dated. I didn’t notice so much the first time around (or didn’t remember), but the book definitely feels early 2000s (is this the one that references Jesse McCartney? I can't remember). I'm n...
This story follows the adventures of Percy Jackson as he attempts to save the world from Zeus wrath at the theft of his master lighting bolt. This book i would recommend for any grade level but lets just say third. I would use it to teach a lesson on how even though everyone feels different and a...
I liked this one enough, but it's not one that i want to buy and read again and again. One thing i thought was odd was that Rick usually used the Greek names for the gods/demigods/etc. but the name Hercules was used at least 4 times throughout the book. Hercules is the Roman equivalent of Heracles...
Love this series! Great storyline and characters.
This has a great mix of mythology and present day. I really enjoyed characters, especially Percy, and will be continuing this series! While this book isn't meant for my age-range, I definitely see the appeal for younger readers.