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The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition)…

The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the… (original 2006; edition 2010)

by Rick Riordan

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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.
Title:The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Authors:Rick Riordan
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2010), Paperback, 400 pages
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Likable characters, nice pace, really good book for kids who don't like to read. That said: it's not original. I could predict the ending of every book from the start- follow's the usual formulaic plot with less disguises than some I could name. But I liked it. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
4.5⭐ rounded down because I know I love other books in the series even more. ( )
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
I read this book in anticipation of the movie. I had kept meaning to read this book and never got around to it which was a mistake b/c it was really good. This book had lots of adventures and great characters ; well worth the read. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
***After rereading on 25 August 2016***
I had a couple of weird/upsetting months. And this story helped me go to sleep. Not because it's boring but the pulled me enough in that all my other worries got blocked.

Exactly what I needed.

***Before rereading on 18 July 2016***

One of my guilty pleasures. I read this as a adult for the first time and most of the time I despise Young Adult stories. I can see why I would like them when I was younger but now... Nop give me grownups (-isch) please!

But this one... Yeah.

Also I'm in love with the narrators voice. Very... soothing? Meh, I just like it (very helpful). ( )
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
I kind of looked down on these books as a kid for some reason, but in retrospect I have no idea why. This was great! Rick Riordan is the best! ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 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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Riordan, Rickprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, JesseNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.
"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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