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The Lightning Thief
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.
The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by Rick Riordan in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The manuscript was sold in an auction to Miramax Books, an imprint of After Riordan finished telling the story his son asked that his dad write a book.
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For reasons unknown, he often finds himself in unique situations that get him kicked out of school. At the same time Percy defends his friend, the fountain that they were next to grabs Nancy. However, Nancy believed that she was pushed into the fountain, and lies about the incident to Mrs. Dodds , Percy's pre-algebra teacher. Dodds separates Percy from the rest of the class before she transforms into one of the Furies from Greek mythology and attacks him.
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend. Now Percy and his friends have just days to find the only magic item powerful to save the camp before it is overrun by monsters. The catch: they must sail into the Sea of Monsters to find it.
This book is set in the 21st century, and is about a boy named Percy Jackson who has special needs. His father is Poseidon — the god of the sea. Percy is always getting into trouble and always has to switch schools. After he and his friend, Grover the satyr, reach Camp Half Blood, he is sent on a quest to return the god of the sky Zeus's master bolt. He meets many monsters and even some gods on the way.