The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

(Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Paperback, 400 pages

English language

Published Jan. 5, 2010 by Hyperion Book CH.

ISBN:
9781423134947

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4 stars (2 reviews)

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction—Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

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4 stars

This middle grade book would have been one of my absolute favorites in my youth, and I loved it now too. I love Greek mythology, and this is basically Greek mythology meets modern urban fantasy.

Perseus Jackson, short Percy, is a problem student who can never settle down anywhere. His mother lives with his detestable step-father in New York, and he gets moved from boarding school to boarding school. But one day something changes, when his math teacher turns into a Fury and tries to attack him. He eventually finds out that he is actually a demi-god, the offspring of Poseidon with his mortal mother, and that there's a whole camp full of children like him.

But war is brewing amongst the three major gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades because Zeus' bolt was stolen, and Percy is sent on a quest with Grover the Satyr, and Athena's daughter Annabeth, to …

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  • Children's Books -- Literature -- Action & Adventure
  • Children's Books -- Literature -- Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths -- Greek & Roman
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