Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
One of the most interesting fantasy book I have ever read, people who says that reading fiction doesn't teach you anything need to read “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series. This books are charged with Greek mythology, I have learned so many things about it from reading The Lighting Thief which makes reading this series even more interesting.
For children this book is ideal, it’s clever, interesting and filled with knowledge; even though it’s fiction. For adults this books is even better, when I started reading this book I felt the same excitement I experienced when I read Harry Potter for the first time, that feeling of being introduced to a fictional world full of wonder and amazing characters, I recommend it 100%.