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Jun 10, 2020bRIaNt51 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Percy Jackson is just another normal 12 year old boy living in New York, except he has ADHD and is picked on by many of his teachers and peers. When one of his teachers suddenly turns livid, Percy's life changes forever. His only friend, who turns out to be half human, leads Percy to a camp like no other, where he does not only find the truth about his father, but also embarks on a risky quest with new acquaintances to take back a stolen lightning bolt. The Lightning Thief is the first book of a 7-book series filled with suspense, elementary humor, and references to mythology that will keep the reader turning the page to the end of the plot; The plot may be quite complex to young readers, but is beneficial in developing their vocabulary. For those who have read this before, it is worth rereading, as it brings back many childhood memories. *I highly recommend reading the book instead of watching the movie, which was poorly directed.