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Shmoop's analysis of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is everything you need to dig into and better understand the first novel in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Our guide goes deeply into the who's, what's, when's, where's and why's of the book. It is written for today's students, teachers, and life-long learners in an edgy and smart tone and is anything but boring.
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Key features include:
- Story overview and chapter summaries
- Analysis of important quotes
- Plot analysis
- Character analysis
- Themes and how they come into play in the story
- Study questions to inspire thought and debate
- Quiz-o-Rama to test your knowledge and challenge your friends (via Facebook Connect)
- Top 10 High Score leader board to see how you rank
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