I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That’s when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully fledged WAR OF THE GODS ERUPTS?
“Packed with humorous allusions to Greek mythology . . . along with rip-snorting action sequences, this book really shines.” Horn Book Magazine
“[A] riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Riordan’s fast-paced adventure is fresh, dangerous, and funny. Percy is an appealing, but reluctant hero, the modernized gods are hilarious, and the parallels to Harry Potter are frequent and obvious. Because Riordan is faithful to the original myths, librarians should be prepared for a rush of readers wanting the classic stories.” Chris Sherman, Booklist
“Although the novel ends with a satisfying conclusion (and at least one surprise), it is clear that the story isn’t over. The 12-year-old has matured and is ready for another quest, and the villain is at large. Readers will be eager to follow the young protagonist’s next move.” Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George’s School, Newport, RI, School Library Journal.
#45 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books