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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

333 out of 378 people found this review helpful.

Don't let the mythology scare you off

My 9-year-old son chose this book mainly for the cool 'scary' cover. I had scanned through it and warned him that it had a lot of mythology in it and might be tough to follow. What do I know? He devoured the book in two days and loved it. He's eagerly awaiting the n...
My 9-year-old son chose this book mainly for the cool 'scary' cover. I had scanned through it and warned him that it had a lot of mythology in it and might be tough to follow. What do I know? He devoured the book in two days and loved it. He's eagerly awaiting the next in the series.

posted by Anonymous on July 4, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

55 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

The Lightning Thief Review

The Lighting Thief
Rick Rioradan
Hyperion paperbacks
Fantasy

Have you ever had something happen that you can't explain? That is exactly what happened to Percy in The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan when out of nowhere his evil math teacher, Mrs.D...
The Lighting Thief
Rick Rioradan
Hyperion paperbacks
Fantasy

Have you ever had something happen that you can't explain? That is exactly what happened to Percy in The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan when out of nowhere his evil math teacher, Mrs.Dodds, turns into a monster with talons. Soon Percy found out that he is a half blood and his father is Poseidon. This news came just after getting kicked out of school again, and losing his mother to a minitaur. Percy is soon rescued at Camp Half-blood and finds out that Zeus lost his master lightning bolt and is blaming it all on Percy's father Poseidon. Percy is on a quest with his friends to find Zeus's master lighting bolt. Did I mention Percy has to do this in just ten days? Go with Percy and his friends, Annabeth and Grover, through an adventure that you will never forget meeting new creatures and gods along the way.

Percy Jackson is a brave twelve year old that has dyslexia, and is about to get kicked out of school again. Percy is not the most well mannered boy, but he has a great personality and wants to prove to his father that he can retrieve the master bolt with the help of his friends, Annabeth and Grover. Annabeth is a bossy blond who is extremely wise and can occasionally be snobby. She is also a great friend and Percy and Grover can count on her smarts and wits when they need it. Grover is a shy and timid goat boy,who is very brave but his friends still think that he is a coward. Luke, Sally Jackson, Zeus, Ares, Medusa,gods, goddesses, half bloods, and all the other magical creatures are all supporting characters and help the story in their own way.

The Lightning Thief is a book that you will never forget. This book will take you on a exciting journey where you will meet magnificent creatures and gods,that are friendly and some not so friendly. This book is packed with suspense and heart pounding adventure. If you love fantasy and adventure, you'll love The Lightning Thief! It will be an adventure that will keep you reading on your toes and wanting more. I love this book and so will you.

posted by 254389 on October 28, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Best Book Ever made/written

    Gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my device won't let me say 5 stars!
    Anyways, best book ever made/written. You will get through it I know it!

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    MY STORY FRANKY

    LAST NIGHT I HAD A DREAM IT STARTED LIKE THIS: I WAS IN MY LIVING ROOM AND POSIDEN JUST COMES IN FOLLOWED BY ZEUS I WAS FREAKING OUT BECAUSE I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME BUT THEY HUGGED ME THE END ( PICK THIS AS THE WINNER AND ILL GIVE U MY LIFE SAVINGS)

    6 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    To kiki

    Kiki, this is a book reveiw post, not a chat room. Please use it appropriately.
    -Barnes and Noble accounr team

    6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Movie

    Movie sucks but book is epic!

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    A Miracale Of The Human Mind

    i think The Lightning Thief is a great book and children everywhere should love and mr.Riordan should be proud of this masterpiece.

    4 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Percy jackson

    Good book !but i cant have a free game it sucks the sample is good but it isn't that good its short ,there are no free games you have to use credit cards it completely sucks i wish there were free games and free books that would be fantastic,i love my nook but i wish sometimes you would have some good free games educated more fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you for all your supports !nook rocks

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Terrible

    WORST BOOK EVER DO NOT GET!!!!

    3 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    How cool percy is

    Percy Johnson is going to kick out of bording school again....!!!!!

    3 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Badddddd

    Read Harry Potter. Not a hard choice. HP is wayyyyy better! Dont read this....ever!!! Nooooo.

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Read This

    To all Readers,
    Very bad. Pourly written. I have to give Rick an F. I only read the book so I could ser the movie. That was bad too. If you want something good, then read the Divergent series, Beauty Queens, or Shatter Me.
    Thanks!
    Logan

    2 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Ombama

    I hate you obama high taxes

    2 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    :(

    It stoped me to!!!!!:(!!!!!!!

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Why

    Excuse me but could you explain why this book wasnt like harry potter? Did you like it better than harry potter? Why or why not?

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Hey brook

    You lookin for a bf?

    2 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Horrible

    Hahahaha im just joking it is th best evr

    2 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Belle

    I love you Derrick.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    HORRIBLE!

    bad detail and worsr book i ever read!

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    WHATS THIS?

    WHAT IS THIS

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Cant wat

    James town was a town of death

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Bad

    It was horrible! Sorry!

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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