Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book

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Book Information

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


Genre: Quest


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


Important Quote: 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.

Vocabulary List

Hades
Zeus
abalone
abstract
arrogant
barter
bronze
caduceus
carnage
chassis
cleave
confound
converge
defer
defunct
disgorge
disintegrate
distress
divine
emanating

endeavor
envy
goading
hallucination
horrid
impede
impertinent
impudence/impudent
impulsive
incinerate
indignant/indignation
kleptomaniac
lithe
menace
mortal
nostalgia
omen
parapets
pavilion
persistent

perspective
petrify
precariously
predicament
prominent
propaganda
proposition
pulverize
reconciliation
revelation
sensible
sheath
skeptical
statuary
summon
superstition
tentative
tone
transparent
triumphant
vagrant

 

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