What time period does the story take place in "The Lightning Thief?"
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In “The Lightning Thief” Percy Jackson is twelve-years-old. He is launched on “the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt.” Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend. This story is set in the 21st century. We know this because of the setting and because Percy suffers from ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder didn’t really become a known syndrome until the late 20th and early 21stcentury. Even though the author submerses Percy in a struggle with the "gods" and mythology the story is a modern retelling of mythology.
This story takes place in modern time. Around the 2000-2004 period is where it starts.
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