[]
[]

The Lightning Thief

Riordan, Rick (Paperback - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Lightning Thief
Print

Item Details

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Authors: Riordan, Rick
Title: The lightning thief
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
ISBN: 0786856297
Statement of Responsibility: Rick Riordan
Subject Headings: Zeus (Greek deity) Fiction Hades (Greek deity) Fiction Poseidon (Greek deity) Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Friendship Fiction Camps Fiction Mythology, Greek Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Zeus (Greek deity)
Hades (Greek deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Fathers and sons
Friendship
Camps
Mythology, Greek
LCCN: 2005299400
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Sep 19, 2014
  • Rainman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I made a mistake by reading this immediately after finishing Gone with the Wind, so it was quite the intellectual step down, but it is a very good adventure story for young readers, and could lead to an interest in Greek mythology, as well as launch a love of reading. I enjoyed it, but will probably not continue the series any time soon.

Sep 14, 2014
  • kemond rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!! not the best in the series but definitely awesome best author YOU ROCK RICK

Sep 06, 2014

heard this is a great book, I am really looking forward to it.

Sep 05, 2014
  • Franol4355 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book was nice

"The Lightening Thief" by Rick Riordan is, and continues to be one of my all time faves when it comes to books. The story starts off with 12 year old Percy Jackson finding out...he's a demigod, the son of Poseidon! Sent to Camp Half Blood, Percy is thrown into a new, fantastic world where things he never knew existed live in harmony. However, times get rough when mythological drama forces Percy to go on a quest to retrieve an ancient object. Throughout his journey, Percy learns about himself and his kind, while making new friends and experiencing the whirlwind journey of a lifetime.

What I love about this book is that it makes you feel like you're actually in the setting. The awesome descriptions and amazing plotline is just crazy enough to seem realistic. The words paint a picture for the reader, and enchant you with a new point of view. For a fantasy read, this is definitely something worthwhile. It's something new, creative and on another level. The book manages to tie greek myths to an everyday teenager's life, and the funny, action filled bits are what keeps you turning pages. I'd recommend this to really any age group, who wants to try a fantasy read that's funny and action-packed.

Aug 08, 2014
  • Navy_Crab_14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An almost perfect book. I wish I was the main character !!!!!

Aug 08, 2014
  • MoonRiver5301 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the mix of ancient greek mythology and the modern world! one of my favourite books!

Aug 07, 2014
  • myaliceli rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

IT WAS NOT AS GOOD AT THE BEGINNING BUT THEN IT GETS A LOT MORE EXCITING

I love this book. The plot is suspenseful and descriptive.

Aug 01, 2014
  • sdceng1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of my favorite books I've ever read.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

red_dog_9470 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Aug 10, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_zebu_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

Aug 07, 2014
  • blue_cat_48431801 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

blue_cat_48431801 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Eric9568 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Emmy999 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 24, 2014
  • Demigod4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Demigod4Ever thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

GM2003 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 18, 2014
  • black_eel_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_eel_22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

Jul 16, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dance_enchanted_Star74 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 14, 2014
  • blue_zebra_962 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_zebra_962 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

View All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

Jul 18, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the book and movies are so good to see and read

Jul 09, 2014
  • MAHMUDUL HASAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was alsome! i have seen the Movie and the movie was waaaaay different that this book. this book was really good. i was reading the 5th book by mistake but then i went and took out this book ( this is the 1st book if you didnt know). the author of this book was so good that every word he wrote developed a picture in my mind. the words came to life! I thught that the movie was goign to be better than the book but then when i finished the book i knew this movie didnt put a lot of the parts in the book and characters because it was imposiable to flim them. i totally recomend this book to other reads beacuse this was a thriller! i love anything that have to do with fantasy so i enjoyed this book. this author gave breif descriptions of every event and he made a amazing picture with his coice of words. im glad i read this book because now i know what the movie "The Lightning theif ".have left out. right now this is the 2nd best author i admire.of corse Suzanne Collins the author of the Hunger games novels are still #1 at my list!

May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book showed Percy becoming braver and fighting monsters in his quest to recover the lightning bolt for Zeus. He did not know he was a half blood in the beginning but he was able to complete his quest with much bravery.

Aug 02, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Percy never really knew his father but when he finds out he has super powers his whole life turns upside down!

Percy Jackson is a troubled student attending Yancy Academy with ADHD and Dyslexia-well, that's the cover-up story. On a fieldtrip, his pre-algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds, reveals her true identity as one of Hades' torturers-a Fury. Before he knows it, he gets taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he learns that the Greek myths are real, his Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is Chiron, that he is son of none other than the sea god, and that Zeus' master bolt has been stolen, and he is being blamed! Now he has until the summer solstice for him, Grover Underwood, and Annabeth Chase to find it and return it to Olympus (which is at the 600th floor of the Empire State) and prove his innocence...

Jun 20, 2013
  • kangjiang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this awe inspiring novel about a young man named, Percy Jackson, who changed from a failing troubled student to the greatest hero of Olympus I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time. Rick Riordan turns the dull Greek mythology into something we cannot stop ourselves from reading.

Jun 05, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK WUZ MOSTLY BOUT A KID NAMED PERCY JACKSON..WHO WUZ ABANDONDED BY HIS FATHER AND HE SUDDENLY HAS A DESTINY 2 FIND THE LIGHTING BOLT AND SAVE HIS MOTHER AND RESTORE EVRYTHING 2 IT'S RITE PLACE

Percy Jackson, a demi-god with ADHD and Dyslexia, has never been through a whole year without getting exspelled. He knew he wasn't a normal person. When he was at Yancy Academy on a field trip, Mrs. Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, turns into a monster. Percy now knows something serious is going on. After being chased by a Minotaur, he reaches a special camp, Camp Half-Blood. Will Percy survive? Read this Greek god book to find out more about Percy Jackson abnormal life.

Nov 22, 2011
  • cros87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a very good book! Percy Jackson first goes to Medusa if he survives he goes to a museum in Nasville. Then to the Loutus Casino/hotel can Percy Jackson ,Anabeth and Grover survive this aventure

View All Summaries

Notices

Add a Notice

Aug 15, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Very adventurous with Percy looking for the bolt.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are a bit of monsters but NOT scary. People who get scared easily might get the willies.

Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: a little here a little there so yea

Mar 02, 2013
  • Drigon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When the capture the flag game starts.

May 25, 2012
  • breader11201 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When Ares and Percy have a battle 1 on 1 to win the Master Bolt and Helm of Darkness.

Apr 14, 2012
  • JennaLatifiMalo13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: When Percy Annabeth, and Grover go to Madusa's fortress and a little bit more.

Quotes

Add a Quote

Sep 18, 2014
  • Rainman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

...I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music.

“I'd love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mortality, laughed in the face of death, et cetera.

The truth? My only thought was: Aaaaggghhhhh!” - Percy Jackson

Aug 15, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was barefoot since I gave my shoes to Grover. Better that they wonder why one of us was barefoot than why one of us had hooves.

Jul 19, 2014
  • JodiMB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

am i a troubled kid?
yeah, you could say that. - Percy Jackson

Jul 18, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

interesting and cool book to read

Jun 28, 2014
  • Marlinthefish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Like he's 'Big Three' material,yeah right. Minotaur probably fell over laughing, he was so stupid looking." - Clarisse

May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I must take some blame for that I suppose.The Sea does not like to be restrained

"How does Gladiola know all this?"I asked.
"She read the signs" Grover said."Duh"
"Of course" I said "Silly me"

Aug 02, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself."

Jul 20, 2013
  • XxBakumanxX rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Seaweed Brain" ~Annabeth Chase

View All Quotes

Videos

Add a Video

Jun 03, 2014
  • chicken_nugget rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the lightning thief

the lightning theif movie traller

Dec 29, 2010
  • Astronaut rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Official Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book Trailer

A trailer for the amazing Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan.

Book Punks Review: The Lightning Thief

Book Punks Book Club member Abigail reviews the Lightning Thief.

Nov 11, 2009
  • Thistlelaneous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rick Riordan speaks at the Decatur Book Festival

Rick Riordan is absolutely hilarious! He explains the storyline origins and gives insight in the international cover art for The Lightning Thief, all while entertaining the crowd.

Find it at PPL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app02 Version sidamo (sidamo) Last updated 2014/09/17 15:16