The Lightning Thief Characters

Rick Riordan
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Percy Jackson

Percy is a 12-year old boy. He describes himself as a troubled boy, as he has attended six schools in six years. His mother is married to a guy named Gabe, who is always making life harder for Percy and his mom. Percy believes himself to be a normal boy. When he finds out he is the son of the Greek god, Poseidon, his world is turned upside down. Throughout the book he is chronicling his adventure as a demi-god.

Percy's character addresses all of the major themes in the novel: coming of age and identity, family, and trust. All of these Percy must face, come to terms with, and reach a more mature understanding of himself and others. In the area of family, several 'types' of families are offered for Percy to comment upon, including a blended family, a broken family, estrangement, and reconciliation. Finding out...

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