Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

‘Troubled’ 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? Follow Percy as he battles gods and monsters in the gripping movie adventure!

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  • not for me

    I do not much like this book because even though it has monsters, half bloods, angry gods and deadlines, it has been written is such that it was very hard for me to visualize the story and it’s characters in my mind. Even though there is some great action and humour, yet for me the story does not leap off the pages and did not keep me interested. I won’t recommend this book very highly to modern mythical fiction lovers.

    16 March 2014

  • I love the book and love the movie even more I can read this book over and over again its that good

    8 March 2014

  • Percy Jackson thinks he is just an ordinary boy with no father. However, he soon finds out that he is actually the son of Poseidon. With the help of his friends Annabelle and Grover, Percy goes on an adventure where he tries to save his mum from the underworld and restore to Zeus his lightning bolt. This book is crammed with action and adventure. I have read it and watched the film- it is amazing!!!!!!!!

    8 March 2014

  • Amazing, absolutely amazing

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    the worlds most EPIC book!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you read this one you’ll desperately want to read them all! all in all this is a GREAT BOOK!!!!

    5 October 2013

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  • Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan is blockbuster author of the best-selling Percy Jackson books, The Kane Chronicles and the Magnus Chase series.


    Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.

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