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The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson has a lot of problems--ADHD and Dyslexia just for starters. Then, at a school field trip, his math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him! Somehow, he gets a sword, and vaporizes her! Then, no one remembers her--except his friend Grover, and even Grover pretends he doesn't! After school ends, things get weirder and weirder. He finds out that Grover isn't quite what he thought he was, his teacher is famous, and that his dad's alive! After learning that he's a demi-god, he attends summer camp, that's meant to train heros! Soon after, Percy and some old and some new friends, set out to one of the most dangerous places in the world! Percy will need his wits, a little help from his immortal dad, his friends, and his sword to complete this quest!

Reed this book. You won't regret it!

Average: 4.7 (23 votes)
submitted by Steph H., age 12
(July 13, 2008 - 3:46 pm)


Its really fun to read and got me interested (again) in Greek mythology.

submitted by Willa , age 12 4/4, Nehalem, OR
(July 14, 2008 - 12:36 pm)

This book is just about my favorite book ever, perhaps tied only with its sequels. READ THIS BOOK! IT IS TRUELY AMAZING!

submitted by Grace E.W., age 11, California
(July 23, 2008 - 7:12 pm)

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I read it three times over the summer and never got tired of it.

submitted by Caroline M., age 12, Macon, GA
(September 3, 2008 - 6:39 pm)