By Ricky Sunderland
Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 592
Date of Publication: July 1, 2005
The novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, is an excellent mix of modern life and ancient mythology. In this book a young teen named Percy Jackson lives a life of decent poverty. He is expelled out of every school he's ever been in. But one day on school field trip to a Greek history museum, life begins to change for Percy. He is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt by an ancient harpie. Which about two minutes ago Percy thought to be myths. His teacher deems it is time to take Percy to Camp Half Blood, where he will learn about his godly heritage, be persecuted, falsely accused, and worst of all make divine enemies.
If you are looking for a novel with twists, turns, and page turning adventure. Then Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, is the book for you. And it is also a sequel for those of you who are looking for an ongoing story.