Title: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
Author: Rick Riordan
Illustrator: John Rocco
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Publication Date: March 1, 2006
Number of Pages: 377 pages
Genre: Fantasy - Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Percy Jackson finds out that he’s a demi-god which is someone who has been birthed by a mortal (normal person) and a Greek god. There’s a Summer camp he went to to called Camp Half- Blood. Which he meets some suspicious people there maybe even the person who has taken Zeus’s lightning bolt! To add on to Camp Half Bloods name it makes sense because it’s only for demigods.
Summary: Percy Jackson is a demigod, he goes to Camp Half Blood for this Summer. Percy’s father is Poseidon one of the three most powerful Greek gods. There’s Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. The three of them made a promise not to have any kids at all because something not too meaningful happened but one of them had gotten very mad about Percy’s birth. Then later in the book Annabeth, (she’s another demigod), Grover Percy’s guardian and he’s also a centaur. They went to try to get Zeus’s lightning bolt that they all thought that Hades took but he had not, so if you want to know what else happens in the book go find it!, it’s very good.
Reviewer’s Opinion: This book is very funny especially Grover, Percy’s guardian in the book. The movie is also very good.
Recommended For: Ages 10 and up
Related Books: The House of Hades
More in this Series: The Last Olympian
Other Books by this Author: The Hidden Oracle
Awards Won: 14 awards
Reviewed By: Kaylee W., 5th grade