Publication Date: June 2005
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 740L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 2006 Children's Book Award
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Approximate Word Count: 73,200 words -- The average reader will spend 8 hours and 27 minutes reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Book Themes: Identity, Isolation, Love, Family, Violence, Memory, Lies and Deceit
Setting: From New York to Los Angeles, CA including stops at Auntie Em's Garden Gnome Emporium, the Woods, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Denver, and Las Vegas, Underworld, Mount Olympus
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
First Line: Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
Point of View: First Person (Central) Narrator from the Perspective of Percy Jackson
*This is an estimate from Reading Length.