The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here 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 ab Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his sch...

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Title:The Lightning Thief
Author:Rick Riordan
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Lightning Thief
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:375 pages pages

The Lightning Thief Reviews

  • karen
    Nov 16, 2010
    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 youn...
  • Destinee Sutton
    Jul 30, 2008
    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 ...
  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    Feb 07, 2008
    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 t...
  • Cara
    Dec 16, 2009
    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 an awesome idea. I had always wondered what happened to the kids of half gods/godd...
  • Mark Lawrence
    Feb 16, 2017
    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 pickin...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Feb 15, 2014
    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 Jac...
  • Emily May
    Sep 30, 2013
    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 int...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Jan 01, 2013
    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! ...
  • Ela
    Jun 19, 2011
    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 that this , is not hot: Really. What did I tell you? (I do i...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 16, 2011
    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 D...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Mar 19, 2017
    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 instea...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 30, 2014
    A+ Writing A+ Plot A+ Characters A+ MONSTERS I 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 ...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    Mar 28, 2016
    I need more...... ...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    Jan 25, 2018
    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 2017...I didn't really care all that much, quite frankly. I thought Percy's sarcastic wit...
  • Samadrita
    Nov 15, 2012
    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...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Nov 03, 2016
    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 Goodreads to vi...
  • Kimi
    Jan 20, 2017
    Buddyread with the demigod squad ???, 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 wo...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Nov 21, 2016
    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, ...
  • ☙ percy ❧
    Dec 13, 2016
    person: your name is percy?? like percy jackson?? me: (internally: who tf is that) yea i guess. person: is it short for perseus???? me: ...............yes? person: OMG!!!!! LITERALLY LIKE PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!! YOU'RE PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!!!!! me: uhhhhh.... ok but my surname isn't ...
  • Jayson
    Feb 06, 2018
    (A-) 82% | Very Good Notes: It?s sugar and caffeine: a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation. ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Dec 29, 2015
    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 a...
  • Maram
    Aug 25, 2017
    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 mi...
  • Em
    Jul 28, 2017
    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...
  • Emma
    Jul 27, 2017
    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 be...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    Jul 28, 2017
    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 befo...
  • may ❀
    Jan 20, 2017
    Who knew middle school books could make me gush and squeal like a 12-year old. I loves!!! Can we just appreciate how much FAN ART there is in this fandom???!!!??? ?(^?^)? ?If you?re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book r...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    May 27, 2018
    I have never read a book by Rick Riordan and I have never been more ashamed of myself. And I have this book in my shelf for 7 years. 7 years!! And now I?ll finally read it and love it. At least I hope, or else I?m going to be very disappointed with myself. I love sarcastic c...
  • may ➹
    May 28, 2017
    I?m crying I love this book and series so much my parents taught me how to read just so I could read this book I can die happy now I have no other reason to exist than to read this book ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    Oct 22, 2017
    Believe it or not, but this was actually my first Rick Riordan book!!! AND I 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 an...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    May 28, 2018
    ?It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.? Story ????? First of all: Now I see why so many people are angry at the movies. They?re so different. I mean, they have some similarities, but in a big way t...