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The Lightning Thief

Riordan, Rick (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Lightning Thief


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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.
Authors: Riordan, Rick
Title: The lightning thief
Publisher: Waterville, Me. :, Thorndike Press,, 2006, c2005.
Edition: Large-print ed.
Characteristics: 483 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 0786282258
9780786282258
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Report This Apr 09, 2014
  • Linh2012 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

looooove the book series, but not so much for the movies since they were totally different

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  • prettykitty123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I would recommend this to people who likes greek myths.This book is about this boy called Percy Jackson who face lots fears and challenges. Even though having ADHD sometimes makes things hard but he still tries to read the words or ask someone to say it to him. He faces lots of challenges through his journey he made it through alive. He almost got killed. His talents work as he needs it.

Report This Mar 23, 2014
  • abe3000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!! i would recommend it to everyone who likes action, adventure, fiction, mythology, and a few others.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • 2003JanelleXie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book soo good i recommend this book to everyone that likes fantasy and adventure! This book is totally epic and i want the second book cant wait till their next adventure - JanelleXOXO

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  • deadpoollover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ABSOLUTLY EPIC! I recommend this for everyone!

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  • liapayne13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing. I was itching to read the next book. I read all sequels and trilogy except for the mark of athena and I can't wait to get this book!

Report This Dec 23, 2013
  • vkessler rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this book a while ago I loved the series so much that I'm reading it again!

A truely amazing series!! I didn't want to even put this book down! It was equally as good as the movie!

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • zaire189 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ALL OF THE BOOKS ARE AMAZING!!! I read all of them in a week..i just couldn't put them down which is a compliment to the books but bad for me since I read it during the busiest week of school. Nonetheless, I do not regret it! Reading these books were worth every second of my time!

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Report This Aug 02, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Percy never really knew his father but when he finds out he has super powers his whole life turns upside down!

Percy Jackson is a troubled student attending Yancy Academy with ADHD and Dyslexia-well, that's the cover-up story. On a fieldtrip, his pre-algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds, reveals her true identity as one of Hades' torturers-a Fury. Before he knows it, he gets taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he learns that the Greek myths are real, his Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is Chiron, that he is son of none other than the sea god, and that Zeus' master bolt has been stolen, and he is being blamed! Now he has until the summer solstice for him, Grover Underwood, and Annabeth Chase to find it and return it to Olympus (which is at the 600th floor of the Empire State) and prove his innocence...

Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • kangjiang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this awe inspiring novel about a young man named, Percy Jackson, who changed from a failing troubled student to the greatest hero of Olympus I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time. Rick Riordan turns the dull Greek mythology into something we cannot stop ourselves from reading.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • MAHMUDUL HASAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was alsome! i have seen the Movie and the movie was waaaaay different that this book. this book was really good. i was reading the 5th book by mistake but then i went and took out this book ( this is the 1st book if you didnt know). the author of this book was so good that every word he wrote developed a picture in my mind. the words came to life! I thught that the movie was goign to be better than the book but then when i finished the book i knew this movie didnt put a lot of the parts in the book and characters because it was imposiable to flim them. i totally recomend this book to other reads beacuse this was a thriller! i love anything that have to do with fantasy so i enjoyed this book. this author gave breif descriptions of every event and he made a amazing picture with his coice of words. im glad i read this book because now i know what the movie "The Lightning theif ".have left out. right now this is the 2nd best author i admire.of corse Suzanne Collins the author of the Hunger games novels are still #1 at my list!

Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK WUZ MOSTLY BOUT A KID NAMED PERCY JACKSON..WHO WUZ ABANDONDED BY HIS FATHER AND HE SUDDENLY HAS A DESTINY 2 FIND THE LIGHTING BOLT AND SAVE HIS MOTHER AND RESTORE EVRYTHING 2 IT'S RITE PLACE

Percy Jackson, a demi-god with ADHD and Dyslexia, has never been through a whole year without getting exspelled. He knew he wasn't a normal person. When he was at Yancy Academy on a field trip, Mrs. Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, turns into a monster. Percy now knows something serious is going on. After being chased by a Minotaur, he reaches a special camp, Camp Half-Blood. Will Percy survive? Read this Greek god book to find out more about Percy Jackson abnormal life.

Report This Nov 22, 2011
  • cros87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a very good book! Percy Jackson first goes to Medusa if he survives he goes to a museum in Nasville. Then to the Loutus Casino/hotel can Percy Jackson ,Anabeth and Grover survive this aventure

Report This Jul 09, 2011
  • Perenelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Percy Jackson knows he isn't normal - to an extent. He has ADHD and has trouble focusing. He is kicked out of all the schools he attends, but mostly because of someone -well something- else. But who'd believe him? But then when the Minotaur appears, his best friend turns out to have hooves, and his mom disappears in smoke, Percy knows he is more than just an ADHD kid. Will he find out who his fatehr was at Camp Half-blood, the only place where he can be himself?

Report This Dec 29, 2010
  • Astronaut rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Percy Jackson is a troubled student attending Yancy Academy with ADHD and Dyslexia-well, that's the cover-up story. On a fieldtrip, his pre-algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds, reveals her true identity as one of Hades' torturers-a Fury. Before he knows it, he gets taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he learns that the Greek myths are real, his Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is Chiron, that he is son of none other than the sea god, and that Zeus' master bolt has been stolen, and he is being blamed! Now he has until the summer solstice for him, Grover Underwood, and Annabeth Chase to find it and return it to Olympus (which is at the 600th floor of the Empire State) and prove his innocence.

Report This May 01, 2010
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Percy Jackson is getting expelled..again. But this time was different. Something strange was up. When he learns he is a half-blood, and later finds that his lost father is Poseidon, his life takes an upside down turn. With monsters to stand in his way, can Percy stop a civil war between the gods?(Zeus, Poseidon, Hades). A must read.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are a bit of monsters but NOT scary. People who get scared easily might get the willies.

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: a little here a little there so yea

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  • Drigon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When the capture the flag game starts.

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  • breader11201 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When Ares and Percy have a battle 1 on 1 to win the Master Bolt and Helm of Darkness.

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  • JennaLatifiMalo12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When Percy Annabeth, and Grover go to Madusa's fortress and a little bit more.

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"How does Gladiola know all this?"I asked. "She read the signs" Grover said."Duh" "Of course" I said "Silly me"

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  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself."

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  • XxBakumanxX rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Seaweed Brain" ~Annabeth Chase

"You drool when you sleep." - Annabeth Chase

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  • Navy_Hare_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I had become one with the plumbing"

"I wasn't aiming at the school bus, but of course, I got expelled anyway" Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief Chapter 1

" I become supreme lord of the bathroom" -Chapter 6

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  • Hello_Seattle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I love this country, best place since Sparta" -Ares

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  • JennaLatifiMalo12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"When Grover Unexpetedly Looses his Pants" -Chapter 2

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  • Hello_Seattle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I expect all civilized young men to know this game." -Mr. D

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  • chicken_nugget rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the lightning thief

the lightning theif movie traller

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  • Astronaut rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Official Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book Trailer

A trailer for the amazing Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan.

Book Punks Review: The Lightning Thief

Book Punks Book Club member Abigail reviews the Lightning Thief.

Report This Nov 11, 2009
  • Thistlelaneous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rick Riordan speaks at the Decatur Book Festival

Rick Riordan is absolutely hilarious! He explains the storyline origins and gives insight in the international cover art for The Lightning Thief, all while entertaining the crowd.

Find it at LPL

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