Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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Puffin, 2013 - Adventure stories - 374 pages
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series.


Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

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Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide

'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times

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Books by Rick Riordan:

The Percy Jackson series:
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian
Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

The Heroes of Olympus series:
The Lost Hero
The Son Of Neptune
The Mark of Athena
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files

The Kane Chronicles series:
The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire
The Serpent's Shadow

The Magnus Chase series:
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

The Trials of Apollo series:
The Dark Prophecy
The Hidden Oracle
The Burning Maze

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User Review  - wellreadcatlady - www.librarything.com

Not really what I was expecting, I imagine if I read this when I was younger I would of enjoyed it a lot more. I still liked it. There characters were funny and I liked that Percy really felt like he ... Read full review

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User Review  - DabOfDarkness - www.librarything.com

This is a cute kids’s tale. Percy is 12 and apparently gets kicked out of schools often. His mom currently has them living with a dead beat, verbally abusive man that has a body odor problem. Life is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

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