The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

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Now in paperback--the first novel of a new series that mixes classic Greek mythology with modern adventure. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, god of the sea.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 377 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 30mm | 363g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0756966035
  • 9780756966034
  • 95,013

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2,459,829 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 52% (1,272,484)
4 30% (745,677)
3 14% (338,195)
2 3% (72,507)
1 1% (30,966)

Our customer reviews

I am so drawn to Mythology its the most intriguing subject I've ever learned about. So once i started reading this one i knew i had to read the rest. Percy is an extraordinary character. Rick Riordan keeps blowing my mind over and over again with every single chapter. I was hesitant to start reading this book since I don't really know what to expect going into a book where the main character is under 15 years old, but as soon as i started it i couldn't wait till i finished it to go onto the next one. I seriously didn't want to put it down at all. A lot of people compare it to Harry Potter although there is a lot of things throughout the book that would remind you of The Harry Potter series its kind of different on its own level. The plot was really really well written I enjoyed every minute I got to read this book I loved it. Percy was a bad tempered, smart ass kind of kid. His character although young made you really get into the book and keep reading, you could relate to him on so many levels so it made you really enjoy it. Although his mouth got him into a lot of trouble I still liked that he stood up for what he thought was right, he tried so hard to protect Grover and himself from bullies and all the dangerous things they were about to face on the quest. Even though he missed his mom more with each passing day he knew he had to focus on getting himself and his friends out of danger. He was basically made up of bravery, kindness, and tenacity. Rick Riordan brought to life so many amazing characters they each had their own personality and they were each given a story, and it was way better than I had expected. Annabeth was one of my favorite characters she was strong willed and powerful in so many ways. She made me laugh and trust me there was a bit of tear jerker moments when she talked about her dad. Grover is also another one of my list of characters that I love he just keeps getting better and better with each passing page. You can tell how he continues to grow throughout the book, at first you see him as this scared Satyr but he really matures and he's braver by the end of the more
by Ana
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