Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The lightning thief
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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Really good books get better and better and when u finish this series read the lost hero or the red pyramid!!!
I really like this book because it somehow mixes older things (like Greek Mythology) and newer things (like cell phones). This book is also very funny, with a lot of wit and action on almost every page.
I love this series and think this is a great book to start it. I love the series because you learn about greek mythology while enjoying the adventure Percy Jackson goes on with his friends by his side.
I liked it and it's great for Harry Potter lovers and people who enjoy greek myths.
At first I hated it, but it turned out to be really good! Still not as good as harry potter though, sorry.
A fine story, but the author talks down to the readers by explaining, rather than showing, what's happening.
The first book is really good! Funny and exciting.
i read this book before the movie came out, which i am quite proud of. i got it for doing the aadl summer reading program. the second i opened it, i couldnt put it down. im sad to admit, but i did not predict who would betray Percy. i recommend this book to 4th-7th graders. however, with all great books, anyone can crack it open!
A great coming-of-age series about a modern-day demigod. If you liked Harry Potter, give Percy Jackson a chance!!
Great start to a great series
This book is truly fascinating and it is a great book. When I first tried to read this book, I was a little too young so I couldn't really understand it but now, it's a terrific book that will make you read through out the whole night.
I read the book and I really liked it because there is a lot of action
This entire series, but this one especially, was a great adventure book. Like many of his books, Riordan demonstrates his ability to think up a fascinating story, and combine it with great writing skill and detail. Reading this book also fueled my interest in Greek mythology, which now I study much. No wonder this book is so popular!
This is a action packed book with plenty of great things.
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