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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1 )
The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1
Author: Rick Riordan
Dear Mortal Reader: I have sworn upon the River Styx that the events in this book are purely fictional. There is no such twelve-year-old boy as Perseus "Percy" Jackson. The Greek gods are nothing more than old myths. They certainly never have children with mortals in the twenty-first century, nor is there any such place as Camp Half-Bl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439861304
ISBN-10: 0439861306
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 375
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
How could Harry Potter be better? Forget that wizard nonsense, let's have a series about how Greek mythology is real! There are kids who have one parent who is a Greek god, and they all need special training to defend themselves against the mythological monsters. Almost every child I've recommended this to has come right back for the sequel. As an adult reader who likes some children's fantasy writing but not all, I think this and the Peter and the Starcatcher books are the best I've come across in the last few years.
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Helpful Score: 5
I really enjoyed this book. I love the idea of the Greek gods being real. If you like mythology I think you'll like this book. Sure it's a children's book but I bought it for myself!
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Helpful Score: 4
How could Harry Potter be better? Forget that wizard nonsense, let's have a series about how Greek mythology is real! There are kids who have one parent who is a Greek god, and they all need special training to defend themselves against the mythological monsters. Almost every child I've recommended this to has come right back for the sequel. As an adult reader who likes some children's fantasy writing but not all, I think this and the Peter and the Starcatcher books are the best I've come across in the last few years.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very clever! I haven't read anything this entertaining about Greek mythology in a very long time - if ever. The characters are well-detailed and interesting, and the action is fresh and flowing.
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Helpful Score: 4
Love it! I cannot say enough about this series! It is witty, exciting, and makes you look back into your mythology books to make sure you "got it" all. This first book starts the series off strong, and it only gets better as each book comes out!
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Brilliant! Gives a fresh outlook on the Ancient Greek Gods. Colorful, realistic, yet mystical characters and a thrilling plot. I couldn't put it down!
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What fun! I really enjoyed this. It was a smooth quick fun read. A little to symetrical with Harry Potter, but it's still good.

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