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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (English)

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  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Language(s): English
  • Studio: Penguin UK
  • Length: 384
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Published on: 21-Jan-2010
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The Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan, is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and can be purchased from Amazon site. This book talks about the main protagonist Percy Jackson who discovers that the world is much bigger than he ever imagined. Percy Jackson is a 12 year old who is suffering from dyslexia. He has never met his father, he hates his abusive stepfather and he adores his mother. In this book Percy Jackson finds out he is son of the Greek god Poseidon. Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt and Percy has no idea what he's talking about. So Percy goes off on a quest with Annabeth (daughter of Athena) and Grover (a satyr) to find the lightning bolt and get his mother, who was taken away by the Minotaur, back from Hades.

It is a great book and the first in the series of five books. In this book the author keeps you wondering about what is going to happen in the next chapter. The battles are described in a great manner that it holds on to the interest of then readers.

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and The Olympians) was on The New York Times children's bestseller list and has sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. It was adapted into a film named 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' released in the United States on February 12, 2010. The sequel to this novel is' The Sea of Monsters' in which Percy and Annabeth rescue Grover who has been imprisoned by Polyphemus, the Cyclopes and recover the Golden Fleece to save the camp.

About the author

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series and the Trials of Apollo. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son. Rick preordains now a full-time writer.

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Atharv Patil

02-Apr-2015

An adventurous and interesting book

Young Percy Jackson finds himself in trouble during a field trip when his teacher reveals herself as a demon and attacks him. The story unfolds when he learns that he is the son of the Sea God.He travels across America to the Underworld to retrieve a weapon which might cause World War III...

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SAYALI TAKAWALE

23-Jan-2016

Greek mythology is awesome

This book is awesome & exciting. It is about a boy called Percy who has Dyslexia. Where is my bolt? Who could have stolen it? while Zeus has these questions Percy is enjoying the company of his mother on a vacation till his friend Grover comes with the legs of a goat. They fight a half man half bull monster and reach half blood hill. There Percy discovers that he a demigod, actually son of Poseidon, the sea god. He learns that someone has stolen Zeus's lightning bolt. And Zeus thinks that Percy is the thief. He sets of to find the bolt with Grover & Anabeth. The oracle says that he would be betrayed by the one who he calls a friend. They first go to Underworld as they think Hades has stolen the bolt. On reaching underworld they get a surprise that Hades' helm of darkness has been stolen too and find the bolt in a backpack Areas as given them on the way. So they set out to challenge Areas and get the bolt and helm back to their owners. But the real shock is then when they find out who has stolen the bolt and the helm. But you'll have to rad the book first..... The author has written the book in simple language. Rick Riordan has written a great, awesome & exciting book. Hats of to him!!.....

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Nidhi Menon

06-Jul-2015

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is an ordinary guy, if you could call having ADHD and dyslexia normal. He always got into trouble at school, but it never seemed to be his fault at all. Suddenly, he discovers that the ancient gods of Greece are still alive, and follow the Western Civilization around, He also finds out that he is the son of Poseidon-the god of seas. Just when he is getting used to being a demigod, the king of the gods, Zeus, decides that Percy has stolen his lightning bolt, and declares that if Percy would not return it, he would not be left alive. Will Percy find the bolt?

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Priyansh Shrivastav

13-Aug-2016

Percy

It is written by rick riordan.Here Percy is aprotagonist and he is a 12 yrs boy who is suffering with the problem of dyslexia.He had not seen his father and hates his step father and adores his mother.This is an adventurous and an action story.Here Percy quests to find the lightning bolt.

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Riddhi Gupta

20-Dec-2016

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

The story starts the introduction of a 12 year old boy whoose name is Persius Jackson also called as Percy.His mother get's married to a guy who is very smelly,drinks a lot ,beats his mother and treat's a very harshly.Percy's mother works in a sweet shop in a mall.Percy has been thrown out of many schools in the past years and is now studying in a school and trying not to mess up and make things worse again.He is always in trouble because of one or the other reason and he never knows why he get's into trouble.He is accompanied by his friend who lives in a small refrigerator box down the street.Soon when a bunch of weird looking kids enter in a baseball match he is rescued by a half human.He finds out now that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon,god of the sea and that his father is nowaccued of steeling the lightening bolt of the Greek god Zues who is the god of the sky.This adventure of finding the lightening bolt makes Percy realize what he is actually A DEMIGOD-half human and half god.Thrilling as well as adventurous and fun loving

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Ezekiel Haokip

25-Dec-2016

Percy Jackson and the lightning thief

Percy a sixth grader find that something is wrong with him. Later he finds out that his father is the sea god Poseidon, and his accused of stealing the lighting bolt and so Zeus give him time till the summer solstice to return it. And so Percy embark on a quest to retrive the lightning bolt along with his friends, Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena. On the way he battles Medusa, gets tricked by Ares, almost get stretched to death, almost have their memories lost in the Lotus casino, find out that Ares had the lightning bolt and find out their friend Luke was the one who stole the bolt and the helmet of darkness. This book can never get any better. One of my favourite books.

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Mitesh Radhakrishnan

03-Mar-2016

awesome!!

I Mitesh of class eight have read this book in class sixth. Thin=s book is a very good one it tells you about the greek mythology very clearly and in an understanding way. I have also read the other books in these series now I am just waiting to get the other books which is heroes of olympus. i am waiting eagerly

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Riyansh Vanigota

20-Sep-2015

fantastic.Never thought that greek mythology could be brought into the modern world. Hats off to Rick Riordan

The world of The Lightning Thief brings Greek mythology into the modern world. Who knew that Mount Olympus was located on floor 1000 of the Empire State Building? Or that the Greek gods are responsible for the spread of Western civilization? Unbeknownst to us, we walk among monsters who scour the Earth hoping to find the children of Gods before the Gods do in order to eliminate their competition. How do the kids stay safe? They head to Camp Half-Blood, where Dionysus, the God of wine, helps train the kids in the ways of half-bloods, those who are half-human and half-God. My favorite part of the book is the opening. It directly addresses the reader, inviting those who read the book to imagine this world as a part of their own. A little cheesy? Yes. But it’s the sort of thing that gets your imagination excited when you’re eight—what if this was really part of my world?—and it hasn’t gotten old for me as an adult. The book also reaches out to kids with learning disabilities. Percy has two, ADHD and dyslexia, as does the son of the author. These are explained as simply “symptoms” of being the spawn of a God. Honestly, how could we expect children with Godly blood running in their veins to sit still through class? And apparently, Percy’s brain is just wired to read ancient Greek instead of modern English. I like the idea of children thinking of those disorders as unique strengths rather than weaknesses. These are things that set them apart from everyone else and make them special. Percy struggles with his disorder—he’s been kicked out of numerous boarding schools before landing at Camp Half-Blood—but he doesn’t use the disorder as an excuse. He clearly wants to be good, and finally in this new world, he is able to not only fit in but excel. Like Hogwarts, the camp is divided into different sections of students, and these factions war with one another. They are, of course, based on who your Godly parent is. When Percy first arrives at the camp, he has no idea who that could be. His father never stepped up and “claimed” him as has happened to many other children at the camp. What bothered me about this section of the book was how long it took Percy, his friends, and the teachers to realize he was the son of Neptune. Trust me, I didn’t spoil much for you. You’ll figure it out in the first 10 pages, but the characters don’t until much later—100 pages later, more or less—even after several instances of water acting strange around him. I wish the author had given his audience—even the younger set—a little more credit. From there, Percy is, of course, sent out on a mission. Zeus’ lightning bolt is stolen, and he is convinced Percy was the criminal who pulled it off. So Percy and his two pals set out on a quest to find whoever did steal it to return it to Zeus before he sets off a massive war between all the Gods. The middle of the book feels very episodic. The crew encounters one monster after another, but it never feels like it’s building toward anything. The urban fantasy elements never quite work for me; something about the world just doesn’t feel lived in. Many of their foes are not really that menacing. In fact, some of them are downright laughable. Ares is just a biker, “dressed in a red muscle shirt and black jeans and a black leather duster, with a hunting knife strapped to his thigh” and wearing red wraparound shades. And Percy is often a mediocre hero. Instead of figuring out situations on his own or with the help of friends, a deus ex machina (literally, of course) swoops in and helps him, usually in the form of a power he was unaware of before.

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mahi juthani

23-Oct-2015

percy jackson

it is just the perfect book the protagonist is Percy who is a kid with dyslexia and ADHD which is the reason he is frustrated with his life. he demands answers from his mother who is very close to him.his stepfather is a smelly old gambler on his school trip he encounters a strange monster and since then he has weird dreams after an encounter with another powerful monster who dissolves his mother into golden dust, he reaches a camp safe for him. he realizes that he is not a normal human but a son of a Greek god. he realizes he had mythological blood in his veins and that he is not the only one. he turns out to be the son of a very powerful god which puts him in a tight spot since the oracle's prophecy gave him the responsibility to save or destroy the existence of the gods. the king, Zeus's weapon has been stolen. Zeus blames Percy to have stolen it Chiron,Percy's trainer and father figure at camp thinks it is in the underworld along with his mother who the monster had taken away with the sole purpose of saving his mother, Percy sneaks out at night to go to the underworld. Grover and annabeth , two friends at camp join him. they ask a rebellious son of Hermes for help who gives Percy a shield . on his journey to the underworld Percy faces many situations and defeats the god of war-ares himself. during the journey, annabeth warms up to Percy. on reaching the underworld,they realize that the son of Hermes had stolen Zeus's weapon and put it in the shield . Persephone,Hades's abducted wife, helps them get out of the underworld and they barge into the home of the gods with the weapon just as the god's argument is getting heated after an explanation to the gods, Percy warms up to his father and they go back to camp which now feels like home to Percy instead of a strange place this is the first book in a series of five amazing books there is another series-heroes of Olympus which also has Percy as the protagonist but this time with others as well definitely should read the book

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Dhriya Pandya

09-Mar-2017

LOVE IT

RICK RIORDAN IS JUST A AMMAZING AUTHOR. PERCY JACKSON IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS .IT IS A A PERFECT BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY,SUSPENSE,WARS , MONSTERS,AND WANNA BREAK.IT GOES LIKE A ROLLER COASTER WITH LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS .THE CHARACTER OF PERCY,ANNABETH ,GROVER,CHIRON AND LUKE IS JUST AMAZING ESPECIALLY PERCY .PERCY AT JUST THE AGE OF 12 HAS DONE A GREAT THING OR JUST HAS ACHIEVED AN ACHIEVEMENT.EVENT THE FURIES,MINOTAUR,CHIMERA , MEDUSA WERE JUST AWESOME.BUT AT THE END HERO HA O WIN THE GAME .EVEN CAMP HALF BLOOD AND MOUNT OLYMPUS DESCRIPTION IS AMAZING

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