The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She ...


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TitleThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
ISBN9780786838653
Author
Release DateMar 1st, 2006
PublisherDisney Hyperion Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Fiction
Rating

Reviews The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

  • Ela
    2011-06-19
    I'm slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book. But I'm even more ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan Lerman.But, come on! Someone tell me that this , is not hot:Really. What did I tell you? (I do imagine that you probably won't read the rest of the review anf just stare at this gif instead, but that's no reason not to like my review! :D)But, I really have to thank Logan. I r...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2014-10-30
    A+ WritingA+ PlotA+ CharactersA+ MONSTERSI thoroughly enjoyed this book! I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading it, because I felt like that ruined a bit of enjoyment of this book for me, but for the most part I had such a fun time reading this book and I'm looking forward to continuing on with the series.
  • Sasha Alsberg
    2016-03-28
    I need more......
  • Destinee Sutton
    2008-07-30
    When I was about halfway through this book, I started making a list of its similarities to Harry Potter. Here is a sampling from that list:1. There are three young heroes: a brainy girl (Annabeth/Hermione), a funny screw-up type (Grover/Ron), and a somewhat troubled but very brave lead (Harry/Percy).2. People freak when the Harry/Percy character says the name of a powerful character. 3. The main bad guy (Kronos/Voldemort) is seeking to return to ...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    2014-02-15
    Chiron looked surprised. “I thought that would be obvious enough. The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.” As someone who has worked in Los Angeles, I can tell you that this is completely accurate.While Harry Potter was spending his summers at the Dursleys, Percy Jackson attended Camp Half-Blood. This book has done the impossible: it has redeemed the name of Percy.Yes, that's right, that snot-faced, lily-livered waste of air of the ...
  • Em
    2017-07-28
    i feel like this is one of those books you would stock in garages for decades until your children come across them and are suddenly forced to humanize you for the conceivably interesting creature that you were, and thus ameliorating your relationship with them while they are inspired to dreamummm can't wait to force my kids to read this tbh 'look, i didn't want to be a half-blood.' (x)
  • Jayson
    2018-02-06
    (A-) 82% | Very GoodNotes: It’s sugar and caffeine: a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation.
  • Emily May
    2013-09-30
    Were you a bit weird in school? Or are you still in school and think you're kinda weird? I mean, everyone is weird, but you know that I mean. Maybe you didn't fit in, maybe people thought you were a bit of a loser. Maybe you had learning difficulties, were a target for bullies, got into trouble a lot, maybe it seemed like your teachers just didn't like you. Maybe you sucked at reading and were even diagnosed with dyslexia. Or ADHD.Well, don't wor...
  • Samadrita
    2012-11-15
    EDIT 09/06/2013:- That's it. I have had my fill of too many stupid, brain-cell destroying comments posted on this review in the past few months asking me to write a 'best-selling book' before attempting to take apart Rick Riordan's writing. As if the exclusive privilege of negatively criticizing a book is accorded only to published writers and not ordinary reviewers/readers. I do have the right to record my feelings about a book in my review. An...
  • Cara
    2009-12-16
    Really is there something I could say that hasn't been said? Doubtful, but in utterly stupid human style I will write a review anyway attempting to tell people how cool this book is.This is plainly an awesome idea. I had always wondered what happened to the kids of half gods/goddess and humans. Here's the story to quench your curiosity. Percy Jackson has been dumped around from border school to border school. He has never been quite like anybod...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    2017-03-19
    My inner child is absolutely devastated that I didn't read this series when I was a kid. Percy Jackson was one of those series that was always there, just on the periphery of my social conscious. I knew I should read it, but for one reason or another I gravitated to other things instead. Thankfully, as an adult who likes reviewing books for fun in my spare time, I have absolutely no shame about reading the series now, even if it was originally in...
  • Emma
    2017-07-27
    A list of reasons I love this book, brought to you by Nostalgia™:- clickbait chapter titles- middle grade book that doesn’t write down to its audience- percy jackson was my first book boyfriend and remains the most iconic of my middle school crushes- I kind of like him better than harry potter???- he mails the severed head of a monster to the fucking gods bc they weren't being appreciative enough of him- basically, the son of the sea god is l...
  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    2008-02-07
    Yet another review:Well I feel like I've rewritten/updated my review of this like a billion times at this point, but I'm here to do it again. I re-read this over the span of the past two days when I had to take two super-long bus trips. This was the third time I've read the whole thing, I'm pretty sure (kind of the fourth time I guess, since I read a lot of it out loud to my younger siblings last year). There are few books that I loved when I was...
  • karen
    2010-11-16
    this is a perfect book for young teenagers. if you were trying to devise a formula for writing a perfect book for this age group, you could not have done much better than this.1) mysterious parentage. kids are totally self-absorbed. some never grow out of it, of course, but in younger people, it is more excusable - their internal life makes up the majority of their experience, they are used to being the center of attention and they spend a lot of...
  • Maram
    2017-08-25
    The only word I can think of that’s relevant to how I felt about this book is Fun, Fun, Fun . Why in the world haven’t I picked this book up when I was in middle school, I’ll never know. Lbr, what’s in the past is in the past and I’ll just have to get over the fact that I might have crawled out of my shy shell sooner if these books were in my life earlier. On a positive note, I have the whole series on hand ready for me to binge as wel...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2016-11-03
    One of the Greatest Urban Fantasy's Beginning I've ever read.Now as I join Hogwarts every September to May, I'll spend my Summers in Half Blood Camps.It's awfully late for me, I know. But I was stubborn enough to not listen to 2 of my best half blood friends here on Goodreads to visit the Olympians.“Gods—the forces you call the Greek gods—are very much alive.”I can't believe it's just Mr. Rick Riordan’s first novel.And Believe me if you...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    2017-10-22
    Believe it or not, but this was actually my first Rick Riordan book!!! ANDI really enjoyed it!!! *lol*This was such an epic adventure and I loved the countless hints and references to Greek Mythology! XD Rick Riordan’s approach definitely was a more than just funny one and I couldn’t help but had to laugh out loud whenever Percy opened his mouth! I swear that young boy is the embodiment of sass and the more I read about him, the more I got at...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2013-01-01
    I loved this book SO MUCH! Great characters, awesome world, fantastic writing, entertaining story--I can't think of any negatives! I will be adding the rest of the series (books 2-5) to my April TBR so I can read them ASAP!
  • Mark Lawrence
    2017-02-16
    I've read all (I think) of this series to my daughter, Celyn, but somehow this one escaped being reviewed until now.I half-watched the film a year or two before we read this. Actually it was Rick reading (and being kind enough to review) my own trilogy that steered me toward picking up these books for Celyn (she's very disabled and can't read books for herself).Anyway, it was a very good read. Celyn enjoyed the action and humour, and I enjoyed se...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-11-21
    I am FINALLY getting around to reading this series. I thought the movies were okay, I do wish they would remake them and make them better, like the books =) Poor Percy. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. If you're reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close the book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Mo...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    2018-01-25
    This was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. I can obviously see the similarities to Harry Potter that everyone talks about, but being that I only read the first book in the HP series in 2017...I didn't really care all that much, quite frankly. I thought Percy's sarcastic wit made for a great narrator and, as always, I love it when mythology is tied into a story in a way I enjoy. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • may ❀
    2017-01-20
    Who knew middle school books could make me gush and squeal like a 12-year old. I loves!!!Can we just appreciate how much FAN ART there is in this fandom???!!!??? ٩(^ᴗ^)۶ “If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. This book is informative, interesting, funny, charming, it’s just all ...
  • may ➹
    2017-05-28
    I’m crying I love this book and series so much my parents taught me how to read just so I could read this book I can die happy now I have no other reason to exist than to read this book
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    2017-07-28
    THE TIME HAS COME, GUYS. I mean, I bought a copy like months ago and never knowing when I would read it but HERE I AM READING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. 😎😎( but I have watched the movie ... and I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading the book 😭😭but it happened before I became a reader. )~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW All I can say now is " FUCK I NEED THE SECOND BOOK "THE REVIEW IS POSTEDto be hone...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2018-05-28
    “It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐First of all: Now I see why so many people are angry at the movies. They’re so different. I mean, they have some similarities, but in a big way they’re different. And what can I say? Am I surprised that I liked the book more than the movie? No, absolutely not. I liked the movies, but after I saw what the real story s...
  • Kimi
    2017-01-20
    Buddyread with the demigod squad мαү, Jenn and Chara Illustrations by: KAIAYAME “Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.” More like 3.5 stars to be honest. I wish I had read this book when I was a kid. I feel like 12 year old Kimi would have absolutely adored it. That being said I still really enjoyed it as a 23 year old. It was a pretty awesome little adventure and I'm glad I read it. ➨Grover is definitely ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    2015-12-29
    Oh, what's this box? TOMATOES? Aw, now, you don't want to do this do you? I swear I can explain!! Just hear me out, okay?Had I read The Lightning Thief at 10, I would have loved it - Hell, I just bought 15 copies for my pupils - but unfortunately it failed to wow me this time around. I know what you're thinking : really, you're just too old for Middle-Grade, why are you rating it on an adult scale? I would be tempted to agree, except it's more co...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2011-10-16
    How do I begin to explain the awesomeness that is this series...?Percy Jackson is flawless. It has two Celestial bronze daggers and a sliver chariot. I hear its pages are insured for $10,000.I hear it does Diet Coke commercials in Greece. Its favorite movie is Disney's Hercules. One time, it met JK Rowling on a plane and she told it it was the next Harry Potter. One time, it punched me in the feels... It was awesome!