About the Book
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
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Percy Jackson thought he was just a normal kid until his teacher attempts his murder on a school field trip. Being the son of one of the big trios of Olympus is no small thing, and being the son of Poseidon, things start to make sense for Percy.
Discovering that he's a demi-God (aka. half-blood), and accused of stealing Zeus's lightning bolt, Percy sets out to Camp Half-Blood for sanctuary from the monsters that roam the streets at every corner. There he meets, Grover and Annabeth along with other half-bloods.
The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson and his new friends on an adventure to hunt down the real Lightning Thief, and return the bolt to Olympus before the Summer Solstice, or else the doom of World War III will come to pass.
As a young reader at the time, I was mystified by anything about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, rest to say I was pretty excited to start this series unknowing that this would be the start of my Rick Riordan fandom phase.
The way Riordan writes is beautifully plain and simple that fits just for his middle-grade target audience. When new creatures from Greek Mythology were mentioned, Riordan always had a talent for describing them to a T. The storyline was absolutely hilarious, lighthearted, and adventurous with its twist and turns of everything that could go wrong with the characters, until it becomes right and finally the AHA moment when the Lightning Theif reveals themselves.
Although this was written in the early 2000s-2010s, some references may be outdated when it comes to technology, the story still serves its purpose for entertainment and a good laugh.
A fresh take into a tap of Greek Mythology and modern times. A highly recommended to the readers who enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games, and want a light touch of humor and adventure in their lives.