Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief, Paperback book

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel[Paperback]

by Rick Riordan

3.97 out of 5 (29 ratings)

Penguin Books Ltd 
Publication Date:
04 November 2010 
Fantasy & magical realism 


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?

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  • The Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson's novel series. The story begins when Percy Jackson a half-god, half-human also known as a demi god is suspected of stealing Zeus' master bolt. He embarkes on an epic quest with two friends Annabeth (Athena's Daughter) and Grover (Half-man, half-goat) a satyr. Percys journey takes him to the underworld where he and his friends confront his uncle the god of the dead. In the end, Percy was betrayed by one of Hermes sons but manages to survive. The master bolt is returned to Zues. Percy also meets his father, the god of the sea, Poseidon. I enjoyed reading this book. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

    5.00 out of 5


  • This book is about a 12 year old boy named Percy Jackson. He is about to get kicked out of boarding school again. He tries to help defend his best friend while he gets bullied and protect himself against his pre-algebra teacher while she tries killing him. She chases him into summer camp. When he gets there he starts to realize that greek mythological creatures are still alive. Now Percy has 10 days to return Zeus's stolen property back to Mount Olympus to ensure safety.I like this book because it seems like he is a bad child at first. Then when he is getting chased around he seems so inescent. My favorite part of the book is when his pre-algebra turns into a minotaur and chases him into the camp. My least favorite part is when his mother dies. I think people should read this because it helps you learn greek heroes. It helped me because i learned more about athena and other women.

    5.00 out of 5


  • It was a great way to catch up on the story line. It was okay as far as graphic novels go. The illustrations are more realistic than expected and accurate, as far as sticking to the original story. Of course, many scenes are missed, but it is just as exciting to read as the novel. This may have more to do with Riordan's quality plot than anything else. Recommended, especially for comic book fans and reluctant readers.

    5.00 out of 5


  • i was laughing so hard my stogmach hurt!!!

    5.00 out of 5


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