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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson series)

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • “Readers will be eager to follow the young protagonist’s next move.” – Patricia D. Lothrop, School Library Journal
  • “Best for older, action-loving kids, this book offers nonstop adventure and terrific exposure to Greek mythology.”
  • “This wild romp of a book will intrigue and amuse middle schoolers, whether they know the Greek myths or not. ” – Elisabeth Greenberg, Children
  • “The sardonic tone of the narrator’s voice lends a refreshing air of realism to this riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty.” – Kirkus Reviews

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