The Lightning ThiefBook - 2006 | First Paperback edition
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BookDragon07 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15
ArcticLemming7182613 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
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"Ares has strength. That's all he has.
Even strength has to
bow to wisdom sometimes." - Annabeth
" 'How did you die?'
'We er...drowned in a bathtub.'
'All three of you?'
'It was a big bathtub.' "
“Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”
"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
A need-to read book for those who love Greek mythology and modern comedy
...I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music.
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Middle school student Percy Jackson fears getting expelled (AGAIN) when he destroys one of his teachers after she transforms into a Fury and tries to murder him. However, his troubles are only beginning. His best friend Grover reveals himself to be a satyr and tells Percy he is in mortal danger. Percy's mother, Sally, rushes Percy and Grover to the mysterious Camp Half-Blood but is attacked by a minotaur and disappears in a golden light. Percy kills the minotaur, but fears that his mother is dead. At Camp Half-Blood, Percy discovers that his favorite teacher is actually Chiron, the centaur who trained many Ancient Greek heroes. Percy and the other campers are all half-bloods- the children of a greek god or goddess and a mortal parent. After Percy is claimed by his father Poseidon, he sets out on a quest with Grover and Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, to locate Zeus's missing master bolt before Zeus and Poseidon (whom Zeus believes is the thief) go to war. Together they face off against Medusa, Echidna, the Furies, and even Ares, the god of war himself. After a visit with Hades helps Percy realize he's been set up by Ares, he finds the master bolt and must return it to Zeus before the Summer Solstice. If he's successful, not only will he prevent a war among the gods, but he may also save his mother, who is being held captive in the underworld. This is the first in a 5 book series about Percy and his friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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...
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.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are a bit of monsters but NOT scary. People who get scared easily might get the willies.
Violence: When Ares and Percy have a battle 1 on 1 to win the Master Bolt and Helm of Darkness.