The Lightning Thief Book Report

Book report.


Hi I’m doing a book report about The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, he also wrote The Sea of Monsters and The Titans Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.

        I chose this book because tons of people around me started talk about the lightning thief, the movie came out and I am dying to watch it, and the title was interesting me to read it.

        I know this story is about fiction, adventure, teamwork, and Greek mythology. In the book, Percy jumps of a building as high as the CN Tower and survives, him and his friends travel and fight all around America, Percy was saved by his friends and he saves them sometimes, and there are lots of Greek gods and monsters that come straight out of Percy’s Greek mythology book.


        The main characters are Percy Jackson, Grover Underwood, Annabeth Chase, and Luke Castellan.

Percy was a twelve year old boy, who had been expelled from school seven times because he had an attention problem which makes him difficult to concentrate.

Grover was Percy’s best friend, he was a satyr, (a searcher, environmentalist, half horse half human, and a protector) he helped Percy tons of times, he is supposed to protect Percy through his quest to get his searchers license.

Annabeth helped Percy on his quest, she met him when he was unconscious fighting a Minotaur. Her mom was Percy’s dad’s ex-girlfriend.

Luke was the main enemy of Percy. He was Percy’s counselor but he turned into Percy’s enemy when he saw Kronos, the titan in his dream and was brainwashed.

        This story took place in America, New York, it lasts about half a year. As the story unfolds, it happened at Percy’s school in the busy city. He went to a dangerous camp, got his quest and trained his fighting skills. He battled Furies in a huge bus. He experienced the fun of his life in a hotel which he thought it was few hours but it was actually five days. He paid millions of dollars for a long ride in a small cab. Percy jumped in the sea to escape from a monster. He fought the Underworld God in the underworld. Last, he went back to camp after he finished his quest.

            The main idea is that you must always be ready for the challenges life has for you, and never give up no matter how hard you’re trying. In the book Percy had to suddenly become a fighter by going to a camp, which is a dangerous camp only for people like him, a half-blood. Percy and his friends have to go on a quest that is the matter of the World War III. Once I was doing homework and piano when one of my friends called me and I had to go swimming but I didn’t plan to go so I had to hurry.

Percy Jackson was a twelve years old, who had been expelled from seven schools. On a trip with his mom and his friend Grover, Grover told Percy he was a satyr and Percy had to go to a camp for half-blood demi-gods because Percy was a one of them.

 When they got to camp, they were attacked by Minotaur which grabed Percy’s mom. She disappeared into a golden shower of light, while Grover escapes carrying Percy unconscious.

 Percy wakes up and found out that he arrived in Camp Half-Blood, a training ground for demi-gods. After, Percy is moved into the Hermes cabin. In the middle of Capture the Flag, Percy was attacked by Ares’ cabin mates. He got healed when he stepped into the river and was found out he was Poseidon’s son.

 Then, Percy was given a quest to find Zeus’s master bolt which Chiron thought Hades had stolen. But Zeus thought Poseidon sent Percy to steal the bolt. Percy had ten days to complete the quest. Luke gave Percy flying shoes before Percy left.

 Percy, Annabeth and Grover, have to travel west to reach the entrance to the Underworld in Los Angeles. They fought seven Greek monsters, and also the war god, Ares, who told Percy that his mom was alive. When they reached the pit of Tartarus, Luke’s shoes tried to pull Grover into it, but he slipped the shies off.

 Percy fought Hades who also thought Percy stole the Master Bolt as well as his Helmet of Darkness. Percy found out that Ares has tricked him when he found the bolt in his backpack Ares gave him.

 He escaped from the Underworld, forced to leave his mom. Then, Percy won the fight with Ares by hurting Ares’ heel. Ares gave Percy the Helmet of Darkness. Then, Percy returned it to Hades. Percy reached Olympus to return the Master Bolt. Zeus thanked Percy and then he returned to camp, after, he knows his mom is alive.

He met Luke, who was the real thief that stole the Master Bolt for Kronos. Luke called out a poisonous scorpion which stung Percy. Chiron cured him after and Percy was set out on another adventure.

        I liked the story because this book had tons of thinking, action, and adventure. I read the back of the book and it was already very interesting to me. I also like this book because Percy thought he was just a not so smart kid but really, he was one of the most important people on the planet.

        I think the best part of the book was when Percy does his high dive act when he jumped of a building about the size of the CN Tower, his clothes were on fire, and he had poison on him. In the water the fire went out, the poison was cured, he felt dry, and he could breathe under water. This was really cool and impossible.

        When Percy discovered he was important, that made me feel excited about what was going to happen next. When he got cured by jumping into the water, this made me feel like I was invincible too. When he entered the underworld, it made me feel like he could beat all the monsters.

        I would recommend it to friends because this book is amazing how the author wrote it with expression. When I was reading the book, it was like the pictures were in my mind. I would also recommend other books by this author to my friends.

        I would read other books by this author because, all his titles seem really interesting, and he put lots of effort in this book.

        I learned if you want to be smart, and active, you have to try your hardest and never give up on anything.


        I think what makes this book interesting is because the author mixed up Greek Myth history stories with the fiction he made up. I think the author could have added more monsters and enemies so Percy would have more stress on him and that would make it more exciting.

        I want others to know this is a fun story and educational as well. The fun comes from the settings of cities, oceans, mountains, and the sky. It fills with adventures and action. It also teaches you the story of Greek Gods and Greek Myth history.

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  2. john kieth
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    lightning thief was a very interesting movie that have i been watch..
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