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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
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bo...  more
ISBN-13: 9781423134947
ISBN-10: 142313494X
Publication Date: 1/5/2010
Pages: 377
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.2 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1) on + 94 more book reviews
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: 6
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!
reviewed The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book is written for any reader 12 years old and up, but the story can be enjoyed by every reading level. Even if you know only the tiniest bit of Greek mythology, it's not difficult to follow the story at all, since pieces of famous Greek myths are peppered throughout. Riordan's ability to transform the ancient Greeks' views of the gods into modern representations is an enjoyable adventure. His description of Ares is my particular favorite. This is the first in the series, so there are plenty more to look forward to after you're done.
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Helpful Score: 5
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
I LOVED this book. The book was fuuny from the first sentence and the chapters names make you wants to read on and find out how they came up with such a strange name.
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Great novel. Fast Pace. Action moved a lot.

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