The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand new action packed series After learning he is a demigod Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island where he meets the

  • Title: The Lightning Thief
  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • ISBN: 9780786282258
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand new, action packed series After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew Poseidon, God of the Sea.

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    1. Rick Riordan

      Rick Riordan is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson the Olympians series Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.


    1. I'm slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book. But I'm even more ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan Lerman.But, come on! Someone tell me thatthis , is not hot:Really. What did I tell you? (I do imagine that you probably won't read the rest of the review anf just stare at this gif instead, but that's no reason not to like my review! :D)But, I really have to thank Logan. I really do. Because without his unfreakingbelieveable [...]

    2. A+ WritingA+ PlotA+ CharactersA+ MONSTERSI thoroughly enjoyed this book! I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading it, because I felt like that ruined a bit of enjoyment of this book for me, but for the most part I had such a fun time reading this book and I'm looking forward to continuing on with the series.

    3. When I was about halfway through this book, I started making a list of its similarities to Harry Potter. Here is a sampling from that list:1. There are three young heroes: a brainy girl (Annabeth/Hermione), a funny screw-up type (Grover/Ron), and a somewhat troubled but very brave lead (Harry/Percy).2. People freak when the Harry/Percy character says the name of a powerful character. 3. The main bad guy (Kronos/Voldemort) is seeking to return to his former power, but most people are totally in d [...]

    4. Chiron looked surprised. “I thought that would be obvious enough. The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.”As someone who has worked in Los Angeles, I can tell you that this is completely accurate.While Harry Potter was spending his summers at the Dursleys, Percy Jackson attended Camp Half-Blood. This book has done the impossible: it has redeemed the name of Percy.Yes, that's right, that snot-faced, lily-livered waste of air of the very same name from the Harry Potter universe. That [...]

    5. i feel like this is one of those books you would stock in garages for decades until your children come across them and are suddenly forced to humanize you for the conceivably interesting creature that you were, and thus ameliorating your relationship with them while they are inspired to dreamummm can't wait to force my kids to read this tbh 'look, i didn't want to be a half-blood.' (x)

    6. Were you a bit weird in school? Or are you still in school and think you're kinda weird? I mean, everyone is weird, but you know that I mean. Maybe you didn't fit in, maybe people thought you were a bit of a loser. Maybe you had learning difficulties, were a target for bullies, got into trouble a lot, maybe it seemed like your teachers just didn't like you. Maybe you sucked at reading and were even diagnosed with dyslexia. Or ADHD.Well, don't worry. Truth is, you're actually most likely a child [...]

    7. (A-) 82% | Very GoodNotes: It’s sugar and caffeine: a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation.

    8. EDIT 09/06/2013:- That's it. I have had my fill of too many stupid, brain-cell destroying comments posted on this review in the past few months asking me to write a 'best-selling book' before attempting to take apart Rick Riordan's writing. As if the exclusive privilege of negatively criticizing a book is accorded only to published writers and not ordinary reviewers/readers. I do have the right to record my feelings about a book in my review. And it's such a shame that I am actually being forced [...]

    9. Really is there something I could say that hasn't been said? Doubtful, but in utterly stupid human style I will write a review anyway attempting to tell people how cool this book is.This is plainly anawesomeidea. I had always wondered what happened to the kids of half gods/goddess and humans. Here's the story to quench your curiosity. Percy Jackson has been dumped around from border school to border school. He has never been quite like anybody else, but as the end of sixth grade approaches he'll [...]

    10. My inner child is absolutely devastated that I didn't read this series when I was a kid. Percy Jackson was one of those series that was always there, just on the periphery of my social conscious. I knew I should read it, but for one reason or another I gravitated to other things instead. Thankfully, as an adult who likes reviewing books for fun in my spare time, I have absolutely no shame about reading the series now, even if it was originally intended for a younger audience. In some ways, I thi [...]

    11. Yet another review:Well I feel like I've rewritten/updated my review of this like a billion times at this point, but I'm here to do it again. I re-read this over the span of the past two days when I had to take two super-long bus trips. This was the third time I've read the whole thing, I'm pretty sure (kind of the fourth time I guess, since I read a lot of it out loud to my younger siblings last year). There are few books that I loved when I was 12 that I still deeply love now, and this is one [...]

    12. A list of reasons I love this book, brought to you by Nostalgia™:- clickbait chapter titles- middle grade book that doesn’t write down to its audience- percy jackson was my first book boyfriend and remains the most iconic of my middle school crushes- I kind of like him better than harry potter???- he mails the severed head of a monster to the fucking gods bc they weren't being appreciative enough of him- basically, the son of the sea god is literally and figuratively salty- annabeth is only [...]

    13. The only word I can think of that’s relevant to how I felt about this book is Fun, Fun, Fun. Why in the world haven’t I picked this book up when I was in middle school, I’ll never know. Lbr, what’s in the past is in the past and I’ll just have to get over the fact that I might have crawled out of my shy shell sooner if these books were in my life earlier. On a positive note, I have the whole series on hand ready for me to binge as well as 2763274 other series to look forward to. that [...]

    14. One of the Greatest Urban Fantasy's Beginning I've ever read.Now as I join Hogwarts every September to May, I'll spend my Summers in Half Blood Camps.It's awfully late for me, I know. But I was stubborn enough to not listen to 2 of my best half blood friends here on to visit the Olympians.“Gods—the forces you call the Greek gods—are very much alive.”I can't believe it's just Mr. Rick Riordan’s first novel.And Believe me if you didn't read ityou missed a real great seriesVery well writ [...]

    15. Believe it or not, but this was actually my first Rick Riordan book!!! ANDI really enjoyed it!!! *lol*This was such an epic adventure and I loved the countless hints and references to Greek Mythology! XD Rick Riordan’s approach definitely was a more than just funny one and I couldn’t help but had to laugh out loud whenever Percy opened his mouth! I swear that young boy is the embodiment of sass and the more I read about him, the more I got attached to this awesome boy! <3 I want to adopt [...]

    16. this is a perfect book for young teenagers. if you were trying to devise a formula for writing a perfect book for this age group, you could not have done much better than this.1) mysterious parentage. kids are totally self-absorbed. some never grow out of it, of course, but in younger people, it is more excusable - their internal life makes up the majority of their experience, they are used to being the center of attention and they spend a lot of time thinking about themselves and fantasizing. s [...]

    17. I loved this book SO MUCH! Great characters, awesome world, fantastic writing, entertaining story--I can't think of any negatives! I will be adding the rest of the series (books 2-5) to my April TBR so I can read them ASAP!

    18. I am FINALLY getting around to reading this series. I thought the movies were okay, I do wish they would remake them and make them better, like the books =) Poor Percy. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. If you're reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close the book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nas [...]

    19. This was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. I can obviously see the similarities to Harry Potter that everyone talks about, but being that I only read the first book in the HP series in 2017I didn't really care all that much, quite frankly. I thought Percy's sarcastic wit made for a great narrator and, as always, I love it when mythology is tied into a story in a way I enjoy. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    20. Who knew middle school books could make me gush and squeal like a 12-year old. I loves!!!Can we just appreciate how muchFAN ARTthere is in this fandom???!!!??? ٩(^ᴗ^)۶“If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life.This book is informative, interesting, funny, charming, it’s just all of the above and I’m already trash.The Lightening Thief, [...]

    21. THE TIME HAS COME, GUYS. I mean, I bought a copy like months ago and never knowing when I would read it but HERE I AM READING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. 😎😎( but I have watched the movie and I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading the book 😭😭but it happened before I became a reader. )~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~REVIEW TO COME TOMORROWAll I can say now is " FUCK I NEED THE SECOND BOOK "THE REVIEW IS POSTEDto be honest, few months ago, I tried reading this book and then [...]

    22. Buddyread with the demigod squad мαү, Jenn and Chara Illustrations by: KAIAYAME “Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”More like 3.5 stars to be honest. I wish I had read this book when I was a kid. I feel like 12 year old Kimi would have absolutely adored it. That being said I still really enjoyed it as a 23 year old. It was a pretty awesome little adventure and I'm glad I read it. ➨Grover is definitely my favorite character of the series so far. He's basi [...]

    23. person: your name is percy?? like percy jackson??me: (internally: who tf is that) yea i guess. person: is it short for perseus????me: s? person: OMG!!!!! LITERALLY LIKE PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!! YOU'RE PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!me: uhhhhh. ok but my surname isn't jackso-person: PERCY JACKSONNNNNNN!!!!!!! after that above conversation occurring approximately 1000 times in the space of like a month with 1000 different people, i should probably read this book and find out what the big deal is. I GUESS.

    24. I've read all (I think) of this series to my daughter, Celyn, but somehow this one escaped being reviewed until now.I half-watched the film a year or two before we read this. Actually it was Rick reading (and being kind enough to review) my own trilogy that steered me toward picking up these books for Celyn (she's very disabled and can't read books for herself).Anyway, it was a very good read. Celyn enjoyed the action and humour, and I enjoyed seeing the Greek legends I loved reading about as a [...]

    25. Oh, what's this box? TOMATOES? Aw, now, you don't want to do this do you? I swear I can explain!! Just hear me out, okay?Had I read The Lightning Thief at 10, I would have loved it - Hell, I just bought 15 copies for my pupils - but unfortunately it failed to wow me this time around. I know what you're thinking : really, you're just too old for Middle-Grade, why are you rating it on an adult scale? I would be tempted to agree, except it's more complex than that. See, in this Middle-Grade experim [...]

    26. How do I begin to explain the awesomeness that is this series?Percy Jackson is flawless. It has two Celestial bronze daggers and a sliver chariot. I hear its pages are insured for $10,000.I hear it does Diet Coke commercials in Greece. Its favorite movie is Disney's Hercules. One time, it met JK Rowling on a plane and she told it it was the next Harry Potter. One time, it punched me in the feels It was awesome!

    27. "Who's your favorite Greek god?" my cousin asked."Poseidon," I answered immediately. With that, she began to sell me on this seriesI originally wrote this one off as just another Harry Potter rip-off (which it basically is. Don't believe me? "Half-bloods" and the fact that instead of a prep school for wizards it's a summer camp for bastards of Greek gods). But it does have some good points, especially if you are a teacher trying to get your mid-grade class interested in mythology. I was put off [...]

    28. For some reason, I did not think I was going to like this book. I was worried because it was a Middle Grade book, I wouldn't like it too much. But no, I was so wrong. I LOVED THIS BOOK!Of course it wasn't perfect. Some things that happened on this book are questionable, but then again, this is a Middle Grade book. I shouldn't compare the writing or the depth of this book to an Adult book or even a Young Adult book.This series is even better than some of the YA/Adult books I've read.And no, I am [...]

    29. If you like Harry Potter, you will probably like this book, too. Come to think of it, if you do not like HP, you may still like this book. Recommended reading ages are grades 5-9 but if you're younger and like to read this book may very well be fine . . . and, this book is actually written well enough for adults to enjoy as well. Tale focuses on a 12 year old boy named Percy who isn't getting along with just about everyone in school and soon discovers part of his problems are related to the fact [...]

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