The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

Book - 2006 | First Paperback edition
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Amarite1
Dec 23, 2009

An awesome book! It's a great start to the serie. The movie coming next year looks awesome!

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akellym17
Dec 23, 2009

This is a really cool book. I used to think there were no better books in the world, and I still think it's a good book. The narrating is funny, and I think it would be really cool if the Greek gods were real.

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judetheobscure
Dec 16, 2009

Good book... kind of a copy of harry potter though

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bluebelle11
Dec 12, 2009

An amazing start to an amazing series! I find myself enraptured in the lives of Percy and Annabeth. You must read it!

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haju
Dec 08, 2009

This is an excellent adventure series which will most certainly appeal to young readers in the 9-12 age group, as well as their parents. Riordan has put the perfectly unique modern twist on the Greek myths, making the gods and titans come to life for today's children. Plus, Riordan is the only author I know of who spins ADHD and dyslexia in such a way that it seems cool. My 12-year-old has read each of the books in the series multiple times and we look forward to Riordan's new series on Egyptian mythology.

Wanda_H Dec 07, 2009

Great series - the kids loved it and so did the parents!

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Bells
Dec 07, 2009

Excellent. A great read for kids and adults alike. I'm excited to read the rest in this series.

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checkoers
Dec 06, 2009

this series makes me laugh my head off! rick riordan is SO ridiculously funny.

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purpleaqua94
Nov 09, 2009

Awesome! The blurb does not do the book justice!! It is filled with action,adventure,romance and a great sense of humor! A must read!!

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kalio
Oct 31, 2009

If anyone is a contender for Harry Potter?s new BFF, it?s Perseus ?Percy? Jackson. Like Harry, Percy is a black-haired, green-eyed boy (but no specs, though he is dyslexic and has ADHD) who just doesn?t fit into the world of run-of-the-mill human beings. Strange things keep happening to him. The adults in his life are not telling him the whole truth. And then Percy vaporizes his pre-algebra teacher, discovers his best friend is a satyr, and gets chased by a Minotaur. Percy, you see, is part of a magical, mythical world that might just top Harry Potter?s witchy ancestors. Percy was born into the Pantheon of ancient Greek gods and goddesses, who despite rumors to the contrary, are very real and camped out on Mount Olympus, currently located six-hundred floors above the Empire State Building. Percy?s father is none other than Poseidon, god of the sea, but Percy?s in for much more than a family reunion when he arrives at Camp Half-Blood, a safe haven for the education of young demigods. Poseidon and his brothers Hades and Zeus are at each other?s throats over the theft of Zeus? mighty lightning bolt, Percy?s mother has disappeared, and Percy (like Harry) just might be the subject of a prophecy that predicts the end of civilization as we know it. Percy is sent on a quest to the Underworld with only his wits, a pen that magically turns into a sword, and his new friends Grover the satyr and Annabeth, daughter of the goddess of wisdom Athena. Percy is thrust into his new magical life pretty quickly and with a lot of danger lurking around the corners, but he?s a hard-nosed, wise-ass New York kid who is thrilled to finally belong?if he can get past the likes of snake-headed Medusa, three-headed Cerberus the hellhound, the riddling Oracle of Delphi, and Kronos the ancient evil Titan lord who, overthrown eons ago by the Olympian gods, is ready to make a mean comeback. Award-winning mystery writer Rick Riordan is not above having fun with his premise, which means the reader (familiar with Greek gods and monsters or not) is in for action-packed laughs that creatively blends the urban American landscape with classical Greek mythology. And Percy, despite the debt he owns to Harry Potter, is a likeable, original young hero with his own set of friends, fears, skills, stories, twists and turns that continue through five fast-paced, action-packed, adventure-filled books (with, hopefully, the promise of another Olympian series to come).

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armanda1980
Oct 14, 2009

Really great starter book for younger kids. My 8 year old nephew is starting this series now and he loves it!

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JaehunPark
Sep 25, 2009

Awsome!Adventurous!

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PopTart
Aug 26, 2009

Good read, great concept, couldn't stop reading.
Seemed more like monsters and problems came out of nowhere but I didn't mind.

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gigifobo
Jul 17, 2009

OMG IM SO EXITED 4 THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nysssa
Apr 12, 2009

A tired genre /
But still, it's a ripping yarn /
8.5 out of 10

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Juiceman
May 04, 2008

Great read. Good for all Greek Mythology Fans


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