The Lightning Thief - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Rick Riordan
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Chapter 3

This chapter sees Percy and Grover making it back into NYC. While Grover goes to the restroom at the bus terminal, Percy calls a cab and heads home. Home is a sarcastic thought in Percy’s mind since his mother has remarried someone that not only hates Percy, and treats him like a slave, but he smells incredibly bad. In fact, Percy calls him ‘smelly Gabe’ behind his back.

When Percy arrives at the apartment Gabe is playing poker with some of his buddies and immediately hits Percy up for any money he might have on him. Percy gives him the money left over from the cab ride, but inside he is seething. His mother deserves better than Gabe.

When Sally Jackson arrives home (Percy’s Mother) she tries to get Percy to talk about school and his friends, but Percy is...

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