The Lightning Thief Chapters Summary and Analysis | GradeSaverPercy never wanted to be a half-blood and if you think you might be one take his advice and quit reading now. Believe whatever lies your parents told you and lead a normal life, for being a half-blood is dangerous. If, on the other hand, you are just a normal kid who is reading this as fiction then by all means continue. Percy Jackson is no normal twelve year-old kid, but up until a few months ago he was just an average troublemaker going to Yancy Academy, a boarding school for troubled kids in New York. Brunner, the Latin teacher that was obsessed with Greek and Roman armor and weapons, was leading the trip.
The Lightning Thief
The book opens with a warning to the reader. If the reader is trying to find out about half-bloods or thinks that they might be one, they should put the book down because they could be placing themselves in danger. Percy is a year-old boy living in New York and, as he states in the opening chapter, he's been sent to a boarding school called Yancy Academy, which is for troubled students. He is considered a troubled kid because he can't read English, though he finds out at the Museum that he CAN read ancient Greek He also challenges authority and is impulsive. The reader learns later that this is a chief characteristic of half-blood children to the gods.
Percy is able to defeat the monster through the use of a bronze sword. In the aftermath of the attack though Percy is surprised to find that nobody has ever heard of the math teacher before, making him wonder if it had been real or just a hallucination. Not even his best friend, Grover, knows what he is talking about. As the end of the year draws near Grover insists on escorting Percy home from school. His mother, Sally, is a kind-hearted woman who longs to be a writer. Sadly, she has never been able to achieve those dreams and works at a candy shop just to make ends meet. Gabe treats Percy like a resident at the house instead of a stepson, believing that Percy should provide him with money in exchange for room and board.
Meet our narrator.
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How It All Goes Down
Meet Percy Jackson. He is twelve years old, and he decides to tell us the story of his past year. On the first day of summer, just after his sixth-grade year, Percy discovers that something is wrong with him. Or rather, something is right with him. He learns that he is a half-blood: half-human, half-god.