Friday, March 13, 2009

The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief

Genre: adventure, mythology, fantasy
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

This is the first book of the series.

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. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island). Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

If you like this book, Your Next Read suggests you try Titan's Curse.

There is a movie coming out in 2010:

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