Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel : Bk. 1, Paperback

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel : Bk. 1 Paperback

Part of the Percy Jackson Graphic Novels series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, 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.

Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780141335391



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I like this graphic novel. Aside from the movie that helped in seeing first hand on what you read, this one actually stuck more to the story line of the book. Some parts were altered but did not ruin the story. Very nice art work.

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Reason for Reading: This was a Cybils '10 nominee and I've just now been able to get a copy to read.This is a graphic adaptation of the novel of the same name and even though this is the first in the series I think it will be most enjoyed by those who have read the book. As a standalone, without knowledge of the book, the graphic novel isn't really that exciting of a story. It's been some years since I read the book and this is the only one in the series I've read, and I haven't seen the movie, so my mind wasn't fresh on the events but I do remember more happening that what happened in the graphic novel. For example, I specifically remembered a scene in the book with Medusa, which never occurred in this adaptation. It felt like explanations were missing and gaps were left in the flow of the story. I'm not that crazy with the artwork either; the faces have unnatural expressions. Overall, it's still the same story, so not a bad read, but I'm not overly impressed with this graphic adaptation.