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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief


by Rick Riordan

Love Quotes in The Lightning Thief

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

When she looks at me, it's like she's seeing all the good things about me, none of the bad. I've never heard her raise her voice or say an unkind word to anyone, not even me or Gabe. (3.36)

Percy's mom has a Ph.D. in being loving. What matters to her is not the kind of grades Percy gets in school or whether he's been kicked out or not from school. She only cares about his well-being and his safety. How does having this source of love in his life affect Percy?

Quote #2

"Mom! I am not leaving you. Help me with Grover."

I didn't wait for her answer. I scrambled outside, dragging Grover from the car. He was surprisingly light, but I couldn't have carried him very far if my mom hadn't come to my aid. (4.77-78)

How brave is Percy for choosing not to save his own hide when the Minotaur is hot on his tracks? Percy may not be a demi-god yet, but he certainly knows how to love and how to look out for those who love him.

Quote #3

My mother was gone. The whole world should be black and cold. Nothing should look beautiful. (5.25)

How does Percy handle his mother's "death"? Are you surprised by the way he handles her death? His mom seems to be the most important thing to Percy in the entire world. Do you agree?

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