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The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1
Author: Rick Riordan
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 th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786838653
ISBN-10: 0786838655
Publication Date: 4/1/2006
Pages: 400
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 587 ratings
Publisher: Miramax
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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reviewed The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Love, love, love this series. Packed with action and excitement. The students love it, and it has fostered a curiosity about Greek Mythology in many. Read it before you see the movie!
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Surprisingly pleasing. For those that enjoy Harry Potter, this intro to the series downplays the anglo-classroom atmosphere, but compensates with more adventure and a fun modern twist on Greek mythology.
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Great book! I readed after my teenager son, and now I'm planning on reading the other ones.
Now my son and I can share ideas.

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