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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

Looking for excitement? Adventure? A great book (despite what the cover art might imply)? Then look no further.

Meet Percy Jackson, a dyslexic 12-year-old with ADHD who's been kicked out of 6 schools in 6 years. It's not his fault, though; turns out his father is a god. A Greek god. Join Percy on his adventure as he discovers his divine heritage at a summer camp for demigods and takes up a cross-country quest to stop a war. With the help of his friends Annabeth (a daughter of Athena) and Grover (a satyr) he makes his way while battling monsters, dealing with gods on motorcycles, and racing against the clock.

 The witty writing and intrepid antics of our hero kept my interest from start to finish.

Kari P.

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Author Rick Riordan
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date 2006-04-01
Section Children's (8 - 12) / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Kari P.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780786838653

 Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. 

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