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The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
Now in paperback--the first novel of a new series that mixes classic Greek mythology with modern adventure. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, god of the sea.
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hissingpotatoes
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐ You know you've out-aged a series when you keep yelling at the adults for putting way too much responsibility on 12-year-olds. #booked2022

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hissingpotatoes
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My sister made me a puzzle advent, which I think is fun and clever and adorable. #audiopuzzling

Ruthiella That‘s a fantastic idea! 2mo
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LMAN8BSA
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Unabridged Audiobook (10/10):
It has been at least 10 years since I first read this story, and man does it still hold through the rest of time. Rick Riordan manages to craft a world that is so rich, vibrant, and full of intellect; something that I feel is rarely done so elegantly with mythology. The story is heartfelt, relatable, touching, and constantly suspenseful.

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Read4life
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#ManicMonday #LetterL @CBee

📖 The Lightning Thief, The Life We Bury
🖋 Lois Lowry
🎥 The Lake House
📺 Law & Order
🎤 Lady A, Lady Gaga
🎶 Livin on a Prayer

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sarahgreatlove
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I am a couple of decades late to the party but heck, I‘m glad to be here! Talk about a fun, gripping novel. I was hooked the whole way through. I love what Rick Riordan is doing with his platform so was excited to read his work alongside the awesome new work he‘s promoting by diverse authors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ozma.of.oz Oh boy are you in for a treat! As good as this one is, he only gets better from here! ❤️ 4mo
sarahgreatlove @ozma.of.oz I‘m excited! I need something to do while I keep waiting for the next nevermoor book 😭 4mo
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Shallett
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Im doing my own 24 hour readathon starting at 8pm. Im going to read the Percy Jackson books

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LibraryFairy
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THE TEASER TRAILER DROPPED!!!

Seriously, I am so excited! These books were my favorite for years. They still have a whole shelf on my (admittedly tiny) bookcase!

ozma.of.oz AAAAAHHHHHH! 💖💖 5mo
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Read4life
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#AlphabetGame #LetterL

Not going to lie… I 🧡 Percy!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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babyruth2510
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#WondrousWednesday Thank you @Desha for tagging me. 1) I try hard to read everyday but some days are definitely harder than others. 2) I always carry a book with me and will read while waiting or when there is downtime. I also try to read before bed. 3) My comfort genre is middle grade. Give me Percy Jackson to spend time with and I am a happy girl. I can read those books over and over

Eggs Love this! I‘m a fan of MG too! 6mo
Desha Awesome! I also like to take a book with me so if I have to wait for something I can read!💛 6mo
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ProudBookNerd
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Really enjoyed this book. My 12 year old cousin gave this book because she loves the series and wanted me to read it. When I was a kid I loved reading mythology. I enjoyed a modern take on Greek mythology. Very creative and interesting characters.

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thereadingpal
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Good time zone! Today on my #bookshelftour I'll show you some of my Rick Riordan collection. Some of his books are on my TBR shelves and thus not shown.
Do you own books in more than one edition/language? I own the original Percy Jackson books in Italian, English, and Dutch (the latter was a gift from a dear friend, as I'm learning his language).

#fantasy #favoritebooks #faves

Branwen Wow! That's so awesome! 8mo
thereadingpal @Branwen thank you! 8mo
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Super_Jane
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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I am excited for this! My kiddo loved the books, we saw the movies, and went to Broadway musical! I loved some of the other series, but this one will always be a favorite because of my kid! I told him we have to watch!! Lol he is dreading it. Lol #percyjackson #lightingthief #disney #fantasy #ya

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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kera_11
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loved. obsessed. don‘t care that they‘re for a “younger audience”. Greek mythology (if you (mortals) don‘t believe it‘s real) is so cool. took me a minute to collect all the old covers but alas, as Percy does, I prevailed.

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TheSpineView
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Klou Brilliant! 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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This is one of those books “everyone“ has read but I just never got to. I really enjoyed this rollicking MG adventure even if it did lack some depth. It was interesting to delve into the negative reviews on GR. Most people bashed it as being a HP knockoff, which I guess I see but also feel like in many ways Riordan did just follow some common tropes, which HP does as well. I think this book would do well for slightly younger audience than HP ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but maybe that's just me. Either way, I enjoyed it, despite the fact (or because of the fact?) that it was pretty much non-stop action/being attacked by crazy monsters/doing ridiculous things/having astoundingly good luck all things considered. I'll be continuing this series to see where things go, although I will say that at this point I don't see this becoming my new favorite series. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks #Kicktheslump - 1437/3000pgs @Dieareader @GHAB14ROSES

And this book was a gift from the lovely @Saturndoo that I finally got around to reading!!! Thank you, Robin!! ❤
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Librarybelle I have not read this one yet…maybe I am now the last one on the planet not to have read it! 😂 11mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - As I was writing this review, I began to wonder if I actually benefitted from waiting so long to read it, because it honestly didn't even occur to me to particularly compare this book to HP as so many other reviewers did, since this book came out the same year as Half-Blood Prince. Sometimes wandering around behind the bandwagon does have advantages 😂 11mo
AllDebooks I love the story of how Riordan came to write Percy Jackson, mainly to empower his dyslexic son who was really struggling 11mo
Librarybelle Haha, so true!! 11mo
DieAReader Great job @TheAromaofBooks 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
eeclayton @Librarybelle I haven't read it either so you aren't the last one on the planet 😂 11mo
Librarybelle @eeclayton So good to know I‘m not the only one! 😂 11mo
Clwojick Brilliant! 💙💙 11mo
UwannaPublishme Another great review! I haven‘t read any yet, but I did see the movies. 11mo
UwannaPublishme @AllDebooks That‘s so cool about why Riordan wrote this series. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🕯❤️ 11mo
AllDebooks @UwannaPublishme I think so 😍 11mo
TheSpineView Great job! 11mo
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aperfectmjk
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Book 1 for 2022 finished! A little later than usual this year, but all I have wanted to do is rest with this stupid sinus infection.

#Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖📚 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Really hoping to read this series this year - I've heard so many great things!! 13mo
mom2bugnbee @TheAromaofBooks It's wonderful! And I enjoyed his Kane Chronicles (Egyptian mythology) even more! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks @mom2bugnbee - I haven't even heard of those!! (edited) 13mo
TheRiehlDeal @TheAromaofBooks You‘ll love this series! I couldn‘t wait to read the next book. But as for his other series, I just couldn‘t get into them. Maybe, because I‘m comparing them to the Percy Jackson series. 13mo
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weirdono.0964
Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan

I have a book where I write down quotes I thunk are inspiring and/or relate to me. Is that weird?

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jenniferw88
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4.75 ⭐

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451Degrees
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As a kid I never actually got around to reading this series. Decided to give it a try! Although clearly meant for a younger audience there was a surprising amount of adult humor thrown in here and there. The story was quite fun and easy to follow. Probably woulda been more head over heels for it as a younger person but was still entertained!

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BookDadGirlDad
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What a fun and enjoyable read! I enjoyed the modern characterizations given to the "gods". The struggle of Percy to accept who he is was a great part of the story. The grit to complete his quest is admirable. Well worth reading.

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BookDadGirlDad
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I need an "easy " read after Dead Wake. This should be quite fun.

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julesG
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#sundayfunday on Monday 😉
@ozma.of.oz

Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead!

1) Egyptian phase as a kid. Dove into Arthurian phase during my studies.
2) Ancient Greece
3) done, although I'd like to mention that my favourite retelling of the Greek myths is Fry's Mythos

ozma.of.oz I really liked the Percy Jackson series! Thank you for posting! 1y
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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɢʜᴛɴɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪᴇꜰ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ʀɪᴄᴋ ʀɪᴏʀᴅᴀɴ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴘᴇʀᴄʏ ᴊᴀᴄᴋꜱᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʟʏᴍᴘɪᴀɴꜱ

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Ast_Arslan
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I really don't have a lot of red and blue covers for #CuriousCovers, but I think this one could be ok xD

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚💙 2y
Eggs Works for me 💙❤️💙 2y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs 🤣👍🏻👍🏻🧡🧡 2y
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mavey Gorgeous cover! And Percy and Blackjack🤩 2y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey I still have to read the last book of the first series 🤣🤣 2y
mavey @Ast_Arslan 😂Oh it was nice! An epic finish! 2y
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oddgirl
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It was amazing! You can read it one hundred times and not get sick of it. It was like you were pulled into the book. I really enjoyed it.

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IhoardBOOKS
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“What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War ... Athena versus Poseidon?“
“I don't know. But I just know that I'll be fighting next to you.“
“Why?“
“Because you're my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid questions?”
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My favorite parts of the book were seeing Percy and his friendships with Grover and Annabeth grow and expand. Fun book.

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Bookgoil
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How I feel after my reread of this great book. So relaxed and happy I can‘t wait to continue reading these books! It‘s been a while and they are a joy. I really liked the illustrated version too it was a lot of fun to dive into.

#doublespin #bookspinbingo #thearomaofbooka

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Betrinag
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This MF (mythical fiction), LC book will be a fun add to fifth grade classrooms! The major theme of this book is identity. After being expelled from several schools, Percy ends up at a private school in upstate New York for troubled kids. From there, his life takes a turn as he realizes who his father really is, and he embarks on a quest to find what he is accused of stealing.

Betrinag Best used in a LC, this book will capture the attention of students from the start. Read, Write, Think provides resources and plans to help organize a LC in the classroom. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/literature-circle... UDL principle 3.3 concerning guiding information processing, along with EL 16 regarding integrating listening and speaking activities, pair well with this book. 2y
Betrinag A bonus to add is this book is available in a teacher‘s edition, and is the one I own! After the story, there are discussion questions and classroom activities that can be used with your class, or inspire other creative ideas of your own. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding You truly paid attention in class and have used high-quality resources like read write think to enhance your knowledge of teaching strategies and how to implement good books into your curriculum. 2y
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nothing_but_books
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Whoever feels this ! Just Admit it ....
😁

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DarcysMom
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Reagan I‘ve read the first two books aloud to my daughter and they are a great deal of fun. 2y
DarcysMom @Reagan ❤❤❤ 2y
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DarcysMom
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mjtwo
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15-24 Jan 2021 (audiobook)
For me, Greek Myths are essential childhood reading. Like bible stories, the characters appear again and again in pop culture.
We read this series with Polly when she was 8 (both reading, as enthralled as she was). Mythos prompted me to try the audiobooks with Trixie. The complex characters and relationships have confused her at times (she is 5!) but she thoroughly enjoyed it and is keen for more. As are Polly and I.

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DarcysMom
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I have dragged my feet on this series and I'm finally done. I just never fully connected with the characters and early on it felt like these demigod kids weren't in any real danger. This book winds it all up, probably a bit too neatly, but at least it felt like there was some danger. I can see how kids and young teens may enjoy these, but I'm glad to be finished.

#wintergames2020 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
+ 1786 points 11hr/17 RATs

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SpookyDonut
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Started this the other day. So far I‘m sucked in and the only thing I‘m not a fan of is how the main character is supposed to be 12 but the dialogue makes him seem older. I have the graphic novel to go along with this series. I‘m thrilled because I love anything involving Greek gods and this series comes highly recommended to me.

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quanners
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I finished before my time ran out. I enjoyed the plot. #Percy Jackson is an interesting character inspired by Riordan‘s child who also has dyslexia and ADHD. Interesting plot with LOL moments. Charon: how did you die? We drowned in the bathtub. All three of you together?

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quanners
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Listening on audiobook. When I was younger I loved Greek mythology. I could name all of the Greek and Roman Gods. I‘ve heard so much about this series so I listened to determine if my nephew is ready. The story line is intriguing and does not dumb down the information like a lot of middle grade books. No profanity which is also a bonus. There is the evil step parent trope but it‘s explained. I have an hour left. We shall see.

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Emu
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thewallflower0707
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When I was 10-13, I adored the Percy Jackson series, but I never read the other #RickRiordan series. Thanks to all the new hype surrounding it due to the Disney series, I went on a buying spree and downloaded all Rick Riordan books - PJ, Heroes of Olymp, Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase, Trials of Apollo. I‘m very happy.

#kindle #percyjackson

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Emu
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Reading with my daughter 😍#raisingreaders