The Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan, is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and can be purchased from Amazon site. This book talks about the main protagonist Percy Jackson who discovers that the world is much bigger than he ever imagined. Percy Jackson is a 12 year old who is suffering from dyslexia. He has never met his father, he hates his abusive stepfather and he adores his mother. In this book Percy Jackson finds out he is son of the Greek god Poseidon. Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt and Percy has no idea what he's talking about. So Percy goes off on a quest with Annabeth (daughter of Athena) and Grover (a satyr) to find the lightning bolt and get his mother, who was taken away by the Minotaur, back from Hades.
It is a great book and the first in the series of five books. In this book the author keeps you wondering about what is going to happen in the next chapter. The battles are described in a great manner that it holds on to the interest of then readers.
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and The Olympians) was on The New York Times children's bestseller list and has sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. It was adapted into a film named 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' released in the United States on February 12, 2010. The sequel to this novel is' The Sea of Monsters' in which Percy and Annabeth rescue Grover who has been imprisoned by Polyphemus, the Cyclopes and recover the Golden Fleece to save the camp.