The Lightning Thief

Topics: Greek mythology, Rick Riordan, Zeus Pages: 2 (442 words) Published: November 21, 2010
Ryan Brandon T-29/19/09
The Lightning Thief
My book, The Lightning Thief, was written by Rick Riordan. It is a fantasy/adventure fiction. The publishing company is Miramax books, and the date of publication is 2005. The cost of the book is $7.99, and there are 376 pages.

The main character’s name is Percy. He goes to boarding school in New York, and has been kicked out of several schools before. One day, he and his class are on a field trip, and during that trip his math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him, but Percy kills her instead. When he gets back to his class, they say that the monster Percy just killed never existed. He realizes something is wrong, and finds out that he and his friend, Grover, are going to get killed by monsters unless they make it to this summer camp called Half-blood Hill. His mother knew where it was and that he had to get there, but just before he makes to the camp, she dies. At the camp he finds out that the Greek Gods are real, and that he is a half-blood (half-human, half-god). He also learns that his father is Poseidon, the God of water.

At the time, Poseidon is being accused by Zeus (the main god) of stealing his Master Bolt, so Percy and two of his friends go off to find the person who stole it. They travel across the country in search of the culprit, and through a series of battles with monsters, they eventually reach the underworld and assume Hades (Zeus and Poseidon’s brother) was the one who took it. They realize that the god of war, Ares, was using them so they take back the Master Bolt and deliver it in time before he declares war on Poseidon.

Overall, I really liked the book. It was fast paced and had lots of interesting scenes and battles between the characters. Also, it’s a unique book, because there aren’t many fiction books about Greek gods. This book also makes reference to several ancient Greek stories such as Hercules. The people that would probably like the book would be...
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