The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan

Title: The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 377
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1


Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

My Review:

I enjoyed this book with Percy being a guy in a major role as opposed to girls being in the major butt kicking roles. I think the author hit on a series not being done with Greek Mythology being used like this. I enjoyed reading about the rivalry between Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. I am eager to see how this series progresses. I rate this book a 5 cup book and can’t wait to read more.


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