Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
a fast-paced adventure for young readers
This is a clever and original concept, and I love the idea of bringing the ancient gods to the 21st Century USA. There is a strong cast of characters from ... READ MORE
Teresa at Bath
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Perfection!
When the Harry Potter series ended, it left such a void in my heart. But at last I found something to fill that void, and that is Percy Jackson. I read thi... READ MORE
Diana O. at Aylesbury
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
An excellent start to the series
I've been meaning to read this for years and am so glad I moved it to the top of my reading pile. Rick Riordan skillfully combines the Greek myths into an ... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Greek Mythology, Half-bloods and monsters...What more could you want?
I have to admit, I have had this book a while and only after catching the back end of the film did I think 'I should read that'. So I did. I could not put ... READ MORE
Kirsty@Scarborough
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Inspired!
“My name is Percy Jackson. I'm twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in ... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Enjoy your stay at Camp Half-Blood!!
It’s not often I can say that the main character of a book is my favourite- but Percy Jackson has captured my heart. He is a hero who carries the weight ... READ MORE
Alisha at Watford

Synopsis

The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out!

Half boy, half god, all hero.

Look, I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid. . . until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher.

Percy Jackson is having a bad week. His life has gone from totally normal to monsters-from-Greek-mythology-randomly-appearing kind of strange. Worse still, the king of the gods thinks Percy has stolen his all-powerful lightning bolt - and it seems making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to catch the true lightning thief and stop all-out war from erupting on Mount Olympus. What could possible go wrong?

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780141346809
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 26 mm

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Entertaining
I bought this book after watching the film. The film left me slightly disappointed, and I much preferred the book. It's an interesting plot and I found it ... READ MORE
emmapemberton
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Percy Jackson.
This book, along with the second book in the series, was bought as a gift for my granddaughter's up-coming birthday. I am therefore unable to make any sort... READ MORE
JoeB
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
This book is amazing and all the characters are really easy to like, you just want to become part of Camp Half blood and join them in their quests. If you ... READ MORE
HayJayxx
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Love the whole series
Great story line which evokes empathy for many characters throughout the plot. A great read in my opinion, never read any book so fast before!
Dylan Cooper
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Excellant
This book was fun to read. Each sort of ends in a cliffhanger. I REALLY prefer the book then the movie and you notice a lot of changes. The reason why I di... READ MORE
Raima
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Fantastic young adult novel
Content Warnings: ableism, use of ableist language, manipulation, animal abuse Percy Jackson was a thoroughly enjoyable read! I love mythology so this was... READ MORE
thebookishpoet
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Action packed and utterly brilliant!
have attempted this series before in the past and never really got on with it. It’s something that’s always pained me a little as I’ve seen how many reade... READ MORE
charlotte Selby
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Amazing
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I really enjoyed it because the characters are exciting with interesting backgrounds and the storyline is thr... READ MORE
Caroline Johnson
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
off we go to camp half-blood
Definitely worthy of more acclaim. Maybe it's because I am a fan of Greek mythology but even if you take this concept aside, this is still a really great r... READ MORE
K Chilvers
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
AMAZING
amazing for causal readers to become more challanging
Billy King
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Well loved series
We have loved all this series
Mrs E. Jones
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
BEST OF ALL PERCY JACKSON BOOKS
First book kept me hooked throughout the book, kept me reading for the next book too. Lovely.
Tara Callaghan
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Amazing
Such a great first book! Can't wait to read the rest of the series and go on adventures with Percy, Annabeth and Groover! Amazing read even for adults!!
Carlota Silva
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
All-time favourite
I’ve just finished reading Lightning Thief and am now determined to finish the whole collection. I love the Rick Riordan’s writing style as a whole and am ... READ MORE
Gracie Leadbeater
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Sorry Percy
Fun for kids but as an adult you become alarmingly more aware of how annoying Percy really is...
holly can read
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
I can't wait to read the whole series!
Several of my friends have read Percy Jackson before me and they told me how brilliant it was, so I decided to purchase the first book and WOW! I was not p... READ MORE
HD
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Incredible
This is one of my favourite books of all time. The fantasy and adventure aspects are handled very well. Percy is a great protagonist and annabeth and grove... READ MORE
Harry Cornelius
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
I really enjoyed this demigod coming of age book
I'd never read these before now as I bagged the box set for cheap from The Works. I've seen the movie multiple times and really enjoyed that. The differen... READ MORE
NoxWitchBookLife
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Wow-should have read this years ago!
The only regret I have with this book, is not picking it up sooner. Adult me has been umming and ahhhing over this series for a long while. I heard great t... READ MORE
Doglover
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
these books r *mwah*
if u know any young readers (8-14) that would enjoy a mythology based story. THIS IS IT!! even if the reader doesn’t have any prior knowledge of mythology ... READ MORE
womp womp