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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Theif

by Rick Riordan

Harry Potter fans, listen up! Non-Harry Potter fans, listen anyway! The NEW aura of Harry Potter is here! (Well, it's BEEN here, but who cares?) But this time instead of wizards, it's Greek Myths. The Percy Jackson series is possibly the BEST series ever written! The first book, The Lightning Theif, is about Percy Jackson (um, duh!) the kid who always gets into trouble. Then he finds out that he is not an ordinary kid -- he's the son of Poseidon! Zeus's Bolt has been stolen and who gets the blame? Percy, the only living offspring of the Big Three (Zeus, Poseidon and Hades for you non-Greek Myth readers). Now he goes on a quest to find the Bolt and prove that he is not the Lightning Theif with the help of his friends Grover and Annabeth. But if Percy didn't steal th Bolt, then who did?

Average: 5 (2 votes)
submitted by Emily C., age 12
(August 16, 2010 - 5:57 pm)

I couldn't put this series down!!!

submitted by Clair, age 13, Here
(November 14, 2010 - 8:38 pm)

Me either! It's so good! 

submitted by JD, age 14, Nowhere in part
(February 5, 2011 - 10:13 pm)

You, Emily, are completly right about these books.

I reccomend THE LOST HEREO for you. It is by RR. It is GREAT!!

You should read!!!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Vida -A Chatterboxer
(March 9, 2011 - 2:56 pm)

Yes this book was amazing. And I agree that it is the new Harry Potter except for much better because it also tells you some about another culture and what that culture believed in an adventure packed book. So it is somewhat educational.

submitted by Elizabeth D., age 14, Texas
(March 10, 2011 - 5:57 pm)

I guess I won't start explaining about the differences between HP and PJ. We already have a conversation about that. But still: I give PJ 5 Buggies! An amazing must read!!

submitted by Elizabeth M , age 11, Germany: Cold g
(March 11, 2011 - 11:36 am)

SmileTHIS BOOK IS THE BEST! I'm obsessed with Rick Riordan BOOKS!!!!!!! :D

submitted by Faye G., age 11, Olney, MD
(April 30, 2011 - 1:14 pm)

Laughing BEST BOOKS EVER!!!! This series was so good I read all 5 books in 3 days!!

submitted by Becca, age 12
(May 14, 2011 - 5:06 pm)

I so loved this series! I read the first four books in about a week! In fact, I was about to review the series when I realised you already had!Smile For all you people who need more convincing to read it-

Imagine this: your father abandoned you when you were a baby and was lost at sea. You and your mother live with the stinkiest, meanest man on earth. Then one day, you learn your best friend is half goat, your father is a powerful god from stories you thought were just myths, and the only safe place for you is a camp for half-bloods. Percy Jackson is in this situation. Read his story.

submitted by Susannah W., age 11 BILLION, TX
(August 10, 2011 - 11:05 am)

I could not put the book down! I LOVED all of the books. P.S i am the biggest fan.Smile

submitted by Star, age 10, CA
(July 4, 2014 - 4:26 pm)