Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
Reading Age: 9+
Interest level: 9+
Book one of the Percy Jackson series
by Rick Riordan
In this leftfield comic fantasy novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that the Greek gods of Olympus are alive and living in modern-day New York, and that his true father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
At Half Blood Hill, a summer camp dedicated to training demigods, Percy learns that his fate is to undertake a dangerous quest across the United States to retrieve Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and avert a War of the Gods.
Along the way Percy must face a host of mythological enemies determined to get in his way.
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This was a great start to the brilliant series all about Percy Jackson. I really enjoyed this. I suggest this for anybody over eight. JOIN THE FANDOM!
Absolutely an awe-struck fantasy adventure. It's one of those rare breed of books that can not replace that feeling of the continuos dramatic pleasure and emotions nor can not be replaced. It's been a book that I have not recommended but begged people to read. You can not like it, never. It's a book that is always loved.
Percy Jackson is the most amazing book. I loved it so much, i read all five books in the series, then the next five in the next series.I recommend it to all people who liked Harry Potter.
I used to think loads of books were amazing before I started on this series. But once I started I couldn't stop!!!!! This book has set my standard and I am now comparing every book I read to Percy Jackson.
I loved this book. Once I picked it up, I was not able to put it down. It is one of my favourite books. I have read the whole series and I could not stop reading them. I would recommend this book to you if you like reading myths and legends, and like adventure books!