The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

Book - 2006 | First Paperback edition
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Aug 09, 2015

This book was action packed and great for readers who get bored easily or readers who cannot stand long descriptions. There is a lot of suspense and mystery in this first book of the Olympians series, and it kick starts Percy's journey as a demi-god really well. I loved reading this book and have read all the others in the series :)

new_art_form Jul 20, 2015

The first time I read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, I thought it was great, but now, every time I re-read it, it gets worse and worse. Maybe I'm just getting to old for it.
The book is about Half-Bloods, which are children who have one mortal parent and one that is a Greek God or Goddess. These Half-Bloods, or Demigods, stay at Camp Half-Blood, one of the only places they can be safe from the monsters that want them dead.
Percy Jackson has just been accused of stealing Zeus's master lightning bolt, and has been given a short period of time to return it to him before all the Olympians go to war with each other. So Percy and two of his friends go on a quest to find the bolt and the true thief so that they can stop the war.
Basically, this book is just a bunch of Greek myths that the author changed to fit his story, according to my cousin.
It's definitely not something anyone my age or older would enjoy. Maybe, if you're trying to learn more about Greek Mythology and you want a fun way to do it, you should read this book, because even though the story isn't the best, I still learned a lot from it.
There are also a couple other books in this series, and they're all better then the Lightning Thief, so you might as well check them out.
Also, don't bother with the movie. It's worse than the book.

Jul 02, 2015

This always has been and always will be one of my favourite books. It's so funny and interesting!

Jun 25, 2015

The Percy Jackson Series and the Heroes of Olympus Series are definitely two of my favorite book series. The way that Rick Riordan mixes everyday life with Greek Mythology is extraordinary! His books are hilarious and very entertaining to read!!!!! The first time I read The Lightning Thief I couldn't take my eyes off the book! If you haven't read them yet, then you are REALLY missing out!!!

Jun 23, 2015

ever since i first read this book five years ago, it hasn't ever disappointed!

Jun 23, 2015

Love this book and like the whole series. This is a must read.

Jun 21, 2015

This is a very interesting and addicting book. It has a lot of suspense and the vocabulary is amazing, you should read it if you already haven't.

Jun 17, 2015

A great way to get you hooked onto Greek mythology as you explore a new world through the eyes of a lovable main character.

Jun 17, 2015


May 14, 2015

This book is a great introduction to Percy Jackson as he gets used to life as a demigod hunted by various mythological creatures. This book is also a very fun overview of Greek Mythology. Percy, Annabeth, and Grover make a very good team as they set out on Percy’s seemingly impossible quest.

PimaLib_MonicaC May 06, 2015

Great book series! Easy reading and a fun "escape".

Apr 14, 2015

this seires is the best that i've ever read!!!!!!

JAMES REBEIRO Mar 19, 2015

Lightning of a nice oreantal and money included into our mind of sea and love, profection in Spain, Anandobazar, koria, and , love of mind of beauty and enjoy in the sea of love, and cute mind of joy and luck.

Dec 30, 2014

Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief introduces readers to Percy Jackson, a troubled 12 year old dyslexic, who lives with his mother and step-father in New York. While on a school field trip, Percy's math teacher undergoes some startling changes, and attacks Percy. From then on, Percy's life changes. He's taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he learns of his true ancestry. The gods, the Greek gods, they're real, and he's been claimed as Poseidon, god of the sea's son. However, things aren't well. Percy soon learns that Zeus's lightning bolt has been stolen, and he's believed to be the thief. In order to clear himself, he embarks on a quest, where he soon learns more about himself than he ever knew.

I thoroughly loved this book. The whole Greek mythology thing was refreshing and incredibly interesting. Also, The storyline really kept me hooked, there wasn't a dull moment. I was always on edge, waiting for the next challenge to arise in their quest. The thing about this book is that something's always in motion, and it creeps up, despite your expecting it. Aside from that, the characters! This story featured the golden trio of friends, as many great books do. Percy, the main hero, charming and witty, while slightly awkward. Annabeth, intelligent and strong, being the daughter of Athena of course. And Grover, Percy's reliable satyr best friend who gave the story a comedic twist. All of the other characters were great too, and each one gave the story it's unique light. Overall, the grand idea of the novel was super creative. It tied ancient myths to everyday teenagers, in a pretty exciting way. Definitely recommend it, way better than the movie!

Dec 15, 2014

Loved this book.
RR made a new cover for the series

IAB03 Dec 08, 2014

One of my favorite books and so is the rest of the series! Its really funny but it is serious sometimes and there is lots of
action and plot twists and a lot of other great things. :-)

Sep 19, 2014

I made a mistake by reading this immediately after finishing Gone with the Wind, so it was quite the intellectual step down, but it is a very good adventure story for young readers, and could lead to an interest in Greek mythology, as well as launch a love of reading. I enjoyed it, but will probably not continue the series any time soon.

Sep 14, 2014

Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!! not the best in the series but definitely awesome best author YOU ROCK RICK

Sep 06, 2014

heard this is a great book, I am really looking forward to it.

Sep 05, 2014

this book was nice

Aug 21, 2014

"The Lightening Thief" by Rick Riordan is, and continues to be one of my all time faves when it comes to books. The story starts off with 12 year old Percy Jackson finding out...he's a demigod, the son of Poseidon! Sent to Camp Half Blood, Percy is thrown into a new, fantastic world where things he never knew existed live in harmony. However, times get rough when mythological drama forces Percy to go on a quest to retrieve an ancient object. Throughout his journey, Percy learns about himself and his kind, while making new friends and experiencing the whirlwind journey of a lifetime.
What I love about this book is that it makes you feel like you're actually in the setting. The awesome descriptions and amazing plotline is just crazy enough to seem realistic. The words paint a picture for the reader, and enchant you with a new point of view. The characters are relatable to teens and are easy to get attached to; they make you want to continue on to read the rest of the series. For a fantasy read, this is definitely something worthwhile. It's something new, creative and on another level. The book manages to tie Greek myths to an everyday teenager's life, and the funny, action filled bits are what keeps you turning pages. The vocabulary is simple enough to understand, but not so easy that it’s boring. I'd recommend this to really any age group, who would like to try a fantasy novel that’s realistic and action-packed.

Navy_Crab_15_1 Aug 08, 2014

An almost perfect book. I wish I was the main character !!!!!

Aug 08, 2014

I love the mix of ancient greek mythology and the modern world! one of my favourite books!

Aug 07, 2014


Aug 01, 2014

I love this book. The plot is suspenseful and descriptive.

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