Cricket Readers Recommend

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief is a book about the Roman gods and a boy. The boy is on a mission to find the answer to a mystery. Zeus' lightning bolt is stolen and Zeus thinks the boy has it. So the boy has to prove that he dosn't have the lightning bolt and find out who does. This is a very good book with lots of surprises. I would recommend this book for anyone who is into mythology, mystery, or adventure.


Average: 4.2 (18 votes)
submitted by Erin O, age 9
(August 3, 2008 - 3:05 pm)

I didn't really like this book that much.

submitted by Anniless
(August 11, 2008 - 1:39 pm)

i thought that this was a really good book and read the rest of the series!

submitted by gabrielle, age 13, MI
(August 12, 2008 - 7:55 am)

One word. AWESOME

submitted by Maya P., age 10, Bethesda
(April 8, 2009 - 5:51 pm)

I've read the entire series! It's great! I can't wait until the next one (The Last Olympian) comes out! Sometimes, I find the main character a little hard to relate to, so then I just try to focus on other characters, like Annabeth, Grover, and Rachel. It works! I love this series!

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 17, 2009 - 7:54 pm)

This book was GREAT!!!Laughing Anyone who hasn't read it SHOULD!

All the other ones are good too.When is Percy Jackson and the last olympian coming out, anyone?

submitted by Rachel , England
(April 30, 2009 - 11:42 am)

I may be wrong, but I heard late May?

submitted by Mary W., age 11.25, NJ
(May 3, 2009 - 6:19 pm)

It came out May 5th. Although the books were amazing, does anyone else think that Percy himself was really annoying? I liked the other characters better.

submitted by Ima
(June 30, 2009 - 4:46 pm)

It is kind of boring. The series is okay but it kind of is too funny and too literal.

submitted by Lauren B., age 11 yrs, Richmond BC.
(March 1, 2010 - 10:23 pm)

This book was ok. First, too many surprises and second, some of my friends read it and said the same thing. Last, I'm not a bookworm.

submitted by Hailey N., age 10, California
(April 3, 2015 - 7:48 pm)