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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) (edition 2008)

by Rick Riordan

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Title:Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Authors:Rick Riordan
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2008), Paperback, 1032 pages
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 1-3) by Rick Riordan

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Awesome concept of merging Greek mythology with modern times. The gods never went away, only the belief in them, and now they still have great influence over modern times. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
It Is Good It's Funny And Awesome As An Opossum. ( )
  VisualJulesiverse | Mar 18, 2014 |
not only do i recommend the book i recommend the series. ( )
1 vote tomasmorgan | Dec 5, 2012 |
The Lightning Thief

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This book is about a twelve year old named Percy Jackson. Percy is a half-blood. A half-blood is a child with a human parent and a parent who is a god or goddess. He doesn’t know he is a half-blood until the last day of school when things start to get weird. His math teacher, Mrs. Dodds tried to kill him. He didn’t know if this was for real or if he was imaging this.

When Percy came home he and his mom went on vacation with Percy’s friend Grover. When they were in the car, Percy noticed that Grover had legs as a goat and he had small horns. Then all of the sudden the car was flipped by a monster who took his mom. His mom disappeared right in front of them. He and Grover ran for Camp Half-blood, which Percy had never heard before. Camp Half-blood protects all half-bloods from monsters and gods that want to harm them.

While Percy is at camp he learns more about himself. He finds out that his dad is Poseidon, god of the sea. Poseidon is brothers with Hades and Zeus. He also meets lots of Half-bloods and makes a friend. He is friends with Annabeth. Her mother is Athena, god of wisdom. While Percy is there he trains by fighting with other half-bloods.

Then Zeus’s master bolt is stolen and Poseidon is blamed for the theft. Zeus wants the bolt back by the end of summer solstice or else he will declare a war between the gods. To help his father, Percy goes on a quest to return the bolt to Mt. Olympus. The quests are your only chance to leave the camp because the outside world has no protection.

Thankfully Percy isn’t alone, he is with Annabeth and Grover. He gets flying shoes from Luke, who is also half-blood. Percy found out that he was being watched over by Grover, who is a satyr. They start the quest in New York, where the camp is located and travel around the US returning what is stolen. They battle Medusa, get tricked by Ares, lose track of time where people lose their mind and almost get stretched to death. But after many battles they reach Underworld. They think that Hades might have the bolt and they want to rescue Percy’s mother who is trapped. They find out he doesn’t have the bolt and that he is missing the helm of darkness. When they get out of the Underworld they need to find both the helm of darkness and the bolt. They run into Ares and find out he has the helm of darkness and that Ares hid the bolt with Percy. They battle Ares, get the helm of darkness, return the bolt and rescue his mother.

After the quest is over and they please the gods, Percy goes back to camp and he decided that he will spend the school year with his mother. He will return at camp next summer. When Percy packs up and leaves for the year he is almost killed by a half-blood that helped him from the beginning. He escapes just in time to survive.

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I thought this book was well written and it grabbed your attention from chapter one. When I first started reading this book I was interested in what would happen next. All the characters were explained well. It felt as if I personally knew the character. I could also relate to what the character was thinking and how they felt as the story went on. The setting was very descriptive and it felt as though I were there watching the whole plot unravel. The only thing I wish the author had written better was the part where they get they battle Ares and get the helm of darkness. This was a little confusing to me at some parts. Other than that this book was very descriptive, well written and it grabbed my attention.
1 vote br13nize | Sep 20, 2012 |
This book was a great book for tweens and teens. The main character Percy, is a great role model for any kid that felt like a trouble maker in school, but who wanted to change their persona. The characters are smart, the story itself is a little simple, but it makes for a quick read. Also, the information about Greek Mythology is fun and interesting.
1 vote kristine.rouska | Mar 17, 2012 |
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This LT work consists of the first three novels in Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, namely: Book 1, The Lightning Thief; Book 2, The Sea of Monsters; and Book 3, The Titan's Curse. Please do not combine it with any individual title or other collection of titles from the series. Thank you.
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A collection of books with Percy Jackson and his army of young demigods on different adventures.

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