Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Award-winning by Rick Riordan (author)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Suitable for 9 - 15 years

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He’s half-god, half-mortal – and in a whole load of trouble! Disturbed, dyslexic NYC kid Percy never asked to be a half-blood: half boy, half Greek god. But when he finally meets his dad – scary god Poseidon, bringer of storms and earthquakes – Percy goes from playing basketball to battling monsters, fighting to stay alive! At first life doesn’t seem too bad at Half Blood Hill, the Long Island summer camp for young demigods where Percy is sent to start his training. But now that Zeus, God of the sky, thinks Percy has stolen his lightning bolt, things are going VERY WRONG INDEED. Can Percy find it before a war of the gods erupts? From an award-winning writer, this wickedly funny adventure follows its flawed boy hero into a world of excitement based on the Greek myths.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 13.0 points

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  • 384 pages




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  1. Bookworms14
    on 20 June 2015

    Now I am sooooo interested in Greek gods and mythology that I want to start learning Greek.

    5 out of 5
  2. AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    I love the series, the book is better than the movie

  3. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    Thanks to this I now know loads about Greek mythology.

  4. NatKlymko
    on 5 March 2014

    Book is breath-taking!!! This was an amazing first book. I recommend to myth lovers around 9+ years. Excellent blend of Modern and Ancient Greek.

  5. epicreader228
    on 14 June 2013

    I love these books! Just finished the last one and I am unhappy because I really wanted more :-( . I also, in general, love Rick Riordan’s books, and they are so awesome!

    This book,and the whole series, is epic and I recommend it to confident readers aged 9+.

    5 out of 5
  6. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  7. Paradise56
    on 8 March 2013

    percy jackson is a interesting book from start to finish youll never get bored

    5 out of 5
  8. Nashdasher
    on 7 March 2013

    This is a great book using the real world but mixed with a fantasy world absolutely perfect.

  9. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Percy Jackson is actually a demigod which means that he has one mortal parent and one godly parent, in his case-Poseidon. In this adventure he tries to retrieve Zeus’, the king of the gods, master lighning bolt. I would recommend this book to older readers from 10-16

    5 out of 5
  10. rockstar101
    on 6 March 2013

    Percy Jackson is a amazing

  11. catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    Okay, so these books are completely epic. From start to finish, this book is thrilling! Couldn’t say enough about it. Fantastic!

  12. gogreeks13
    on 23 February 2013

    Awesome book by an awesome author!!! Riordan makes everything lifelike and you can learn to love the characters. BEST BOOK SERIES IN THE WORLD!!!! Amazing characters!! Funny points throuout the book series!!

    5 out of 5
  13. freedom13
    on 7 September 2012

    I would highly recommend all the books in the Percy Jackson series. When my friend told me about this book, I didn’t think it sounded like a book I would really get into, (I was highly mistaken)so it sat on my bookshelf for a couple of months. So one day I was really board, and I thought I would attempt to read it (again), and after I read the the first chapter I was hooked! Usally the first chapter of a book is slow and a bit boring, but not this book. This book is perfectly paced. If you read my comment, thanks so much! :)

  14. kimmycutie32890
    on 15 February 2012

    I am still reading it but i love it! there’s so many mysterys and stuff.

  15. violet386
    on 22 December 2011

    There’s only one word for this book AMAZING!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  16. lucy11
    on 9 April 2011

    This book is about a boy who finds out that he is the son of the Greek God Posiden!!!!!!!He then goes to a camp called Camp Half Blood and becomes friends with a stsir(half goat half human)Grover and Annabath daughted of Atheana.Than his mother is taken away by the God of the underworld Hadies because he thinks he stole Zuses lighning bolt.He is deturmind to get his mother back so he sets out to find the real thief and return the bolt to Zesus.

    5 out of 5
  17. dalek6
    on 3 March 2011

    Percy is a normal 12 year old boy, or so he thought. Percy finds out he is the son of the Greek God Posiedon. Percy has been framed for stealing Zeus’s(God of the Sky)Master Bolt and must clear his name while battling famous greek monsters along the way. Read this book if you love Greek mythology or even if you don’t!

    5 out of 5
  18. aishah1234
    on 25 February 2011

    I have read all of Rick Riodan’s Percy Jackson books but I like this book because this book can only introduce Percy so well. I would give this book 9/10 because it’s a bit scary and a bit adventurous as well.

  19. booksrockbooksrock
    on 9 September 2010

    i am going to erad this book, well at least i want to read it because i saw the movie and it was really good

    5 out of 5
  20. brainkid11
    on 17 June 2009

    This book is amazing !!

    5 out of 5

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