(From the publisher):
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he canít 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 Percyís mom finds out, she knows itís time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place heíll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. 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. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Original title: The Lightning Thief
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Myths And Fairy Tales