Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief

Danny Kajic

7-10 sentance summary

Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand-new, action-packed series. Twelve-year-old Percy is always in trouble, and it doesn't help that he's started seeing monsters everywhere! Things become clearer when Percy discovers he is the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. Percy is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, but trouble starts all over again when Percy is sent on a quest to prevent war on Mount Olympus.

Theme of the book

Memory is often manipulated in the world of The Lightning Thief, and it is often redefined as well. Memory is not so much what a person recalls of the past, but mostly refers to the collective memory of a culture.

The three main characters.

Three favorite quotes

Quote #1

"No, no," Mr. Bruner said. "Oh, confound it all. What I'm trying to say … you're not normal, Percy. That's nothing to be-''

Quote #2

What I didn't tell them was that I'd have to get a summer job walking dogs or selling magazine subscriptions, and spend my free time worrying about where I'd go to school in the fall.

Quote #3

They went back to their conversation as if I'd never existed.


5-7 sentence of describing conflict and how it resolved

The conflict of Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Lightning Thief: Somebody stole Zeus's lightning bolt, and Hades suspects Percy Jackson, a half-blood who doesn't know he's a half-blood, who could have stole it without knowing it.

The Resolution: Percy goes to Hades to tell Hades he's innocent, but ends up finding the bolt in his possession, because of a certain traitor, Ares.


Picture of setting

New York to Los Angeles, CA

Arthur: Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

Born: June 5, 1964

Place of Birth: San Antonio, TX

Education: Attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. Worked as an editor for the school newspaper and won third place in state for UIL feature writing. Also got in trouble for publishing an underground newspaper that made fun of the school, especially the losing football team. (The football team later egged my car). Began college at North Texas State (because I thought I wanted to be a guitar player and they had the best music program), but then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. Graduated with a double major in English and history. Got certified to teach English and history from UT San Antonio. Did my student teaching in the San Antonio Independent School District.