The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Katie Blackburn Block 2


The main character in this book was Percy Jackson. He is the protagonist in the book The Lightning thief. His father is the sea god and because of it he is faced to fight mosters and get his mother back. Grover Underwood is one of the supporting characters. He is Percy keeper. He protects him and even though he didn't want to go on the quest, he still did. He is a true friend to Percy. Annabeth is a supporting character. She wanted to go on the quest with Percy, so she did. Percy's father (he is the sea god) is not friend with Annabeth's mother (her mother is a god too). Percy decides that even though their parents aren't friends they still should be friends.


The theme is about love and family. Percy's mother was willing to risk her life just to save Percy. Percy also had a true love for his mother so he risked his life out in the open when monsters could attack and he went all the way to the Underworld just to save her. The theme or lesson they wanted us to learn is love and be thankful for what you have.


The main setting in this book was Camp Halfblood in April. By having Percy go to Camp Halfblood was like a whole new world to him. He has never know about mosters or that his father was a god. Even though he was safe from the monsters he still faced challenges. This girl Clarisse is really mean to him because she is the daughter of the war god. She summoned a monster to attempt to kill Percy. But she failed. He is also faced to go on a quest and get the powerful lightning bolt back to Zeus (the sky god).

Conflit and Plot

The conflict of the story is Percy trying to get the lightning bolt back to Zeus. He is challenge with everyone going against him. This story is man vs. man. He is challenge by having to go to the Underworld and face a god. He must get the lightning bolt back to Zeus, stay away from any monsters and anything trying to distract him from his quest.

Book Recommendation

I would recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy fiction. Percy Jackson is forced to go to Camp Halfblood. On his way to Camp Halfblood he is chased by a Minotaur. Grover and Percy make it to Camp Halfblood alive. Percy's mother is taken to the Underworld in return for Percy's survival. Will he save his mother? Read the book to find out.
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