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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Rick Riordan (Author)

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After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
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Title:The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Authors:Rick Riordan (Author)
Info:Disney-Hyperion (2006), Edition: 1, 416 pages
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Read this with the 8 yr old daughter. Didn’t have to edit much in our bedtime readings but did sometimes to make sure she slept without feelings of fear - a few intense situations. A lot of tough to explain details of Greek mythology and how they aren’t real... but a generally interesting story with complex characters. A solid, if unexceptional story. We are on to book 2... ( )
  nrfaris | Dec 23, 2021 |
3.5 stars
This wasn't quite as good upon reread, but was still a fun adventure with characters I enjoyed following/ getting to know. ( )
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
This is a great fun book. I have always loved Greek/Roman mythology and the way its used in this book is fantastic. Percy is a relatable, interesting character that your root for. His friends and the secondary characters are well written and the plot is really interesting. I can't wait to read the next one!

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  banrions | Dec 7, 2021 |
This book is a favorite of mine from middle school and it still is one of my favorites if I'm being honest. Percy Jackson lives with his mom and stepdad in New York when things get weird on a school field trip and not long after that Percy finds himself at a summer camp for Greek demigods. Percy and his two friends go on a quest to find and return Zeus's master bolt that was stolen. This book is great for students who feel like they don't quite belong and could help them realize that just because they feel different from everyone else doesn't make them less than others. ( )
  Marie.Kubeczka | Nov 20, 2021 |
The Lightning Thief in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is fun read about a young boy, Percy, who takes a trip across the United States to find the opening to the Underworld and stop a war between the gods. Steeped with mythological characters in faraway lands, this young adult novel is fun to read and very entertaining. I really liked this book and I thought the characters were relatable and interesting. ( )
  Pgt003 | Nov 20, 2021 |
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"The Lightning Thief" is perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats, and mysteries opening out in sequence. The action never feels gratuitous; it draws its depth from the myths at its source.
 
Riordan's fast-paced adventure is fresh, dangerous, and funny.
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To Haley,
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Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.
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"Remarkable, really, the lengths to which humans will go to fit things into their version of reality." Chiron p. 155
He looked like a tuskless walrus in thrift-store clothes.
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This LT work is the first volume (of five) in Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Please do not combine it with any other individual title or collection of titles from the series. Thank you.
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After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141319135, 0141329998, 0141330007

 

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