Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

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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.

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