Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) By Rick Riordan

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

By Rick Riordan

  • Release Date: 2009-05-02
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 5,189 Ratings


Percy 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.


  • ❤️

    By elaine 😇
    This is a great book to read. I finish the last four books in three weeks. I wish the Percy Jackson and the Olympians will continue forever :( Anyway, this is the best book I have ever read and I am so glad that my social studies teacher show the movie to us because that is the reason why I read the book and the whole series
  • Very Good Read.

    By Neubert_03
    I personally don’t like to read. It bores me, so I usually spend me time playing video games or playing outside. Rick created a book that I like to read on my own time. When teachers have a Mandatory reading session I read this book. It has a very interesting story and the characters are cool. I recommend reading this book and all of the other books in this series.
  • Good really

    By Northerngirl6
    My family usually doesn’t like Greek mythology but this is a amazing action book

    By sailor chibi chibi
    Ok so, first things first... don’t you DARE compare Percy to Harry Potter. I TRIED to read the Harry Potter series two times. I got threw the second book. And we all know that Harry Potter is NOTHING like Percy Jackson. NOTHING! Why would you guys say that? This is a book about the gods and a boy who didn’t know he was the son of one of the major gods until he was ATTACKED by a monster on a field trip! (Looking at you, Mrs. Dotts) and the thing I love the most about Percy Jackson is HES MY AGE AND HE DEALS WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS AS ME!! Of course those problems are on a higher scale then mine (doing something for a bully, who might as well be Aries) but Harry doesn’t do that, he has problems like, Fighting and evil sorcerer and surviving the attack on his house when he was little! NO ONES DONE THAT!! And I like the fact that humans can’t see the magic, because of the Mist (a magical vail that shields the eyes of mortals). I would give ANYTHING to be a half blood! (Because of the weird shyst I see) or even be a mortal who can see threw the Mist! Like Rachel or Sally! My halloween costume has been Annabeth Chase every year since I was seven! (If you read the books you’ll see why seven and not six, the year I read the book!) I love the Percy Jackson series and DONT like it when people decide to hate on it and call it a ripoff of Harry Potter! CAUSE ITS NOT!! GODS OF OLYMPUS!!! Ps. I really would appreciate it if you made sure other people could read this review! Because then MAYBE they will STOP calling it a ripoff of Harry Potter!
  • 5 star

    By Writing2009
    This is the BEST book ever. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up. It’s a fantasy Greek god awesome book
  • Great

    By grl hayyy
    I read this series when I was in 4th and 5th grade and loved it. It was funny, relatable, and filled with action and it’s definitely a classic. It made me actually enjoy learning about greek mythology and made me want to learn more about it. I read most of Rick Riordan’s books and enjoyed them all as much as the percy jackson series. I definitely recommend this series for kids!
  • You don’t know what a good book is if you don’t read this

    By Pro game 3
    This is the best book I have ever read
  • Great book

    By P Gobbler
    Great book

    By Maggie luvs reading
    I need to scream 😱 I love ❤️ this book and some doofus made a COPY called(The Lightning Fart)I haven’t even read it yet but by reading the reviews,I could tell that it was garbage.
  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🤣

    By Zeus rules!!
    I love these books!