Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan
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Who goes to college at the end of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief?

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None of the characters goes to college at the end of the book. Luke disappears, with his new sword Backbiter, to continue to assist Kronos as best he can. He, presumably, would not see the point of a college education given his plans to help Kronos overthrow the Olympians and establish a “golden age” in the West. Grover has finally been granted his searcher’s license, and so he leaves to go in search of Pan, a quest from which no satyr has ever returned. In addition, by the time Percy wakes up from the pit scorpion venom, Annabeth has contacted her father and told him that she’s sorry and that she’d like to come home with him and his family for the school year (until next summer, when she’ll return to Camp Half-Blood). He responded quite positively, and so they agreed that she would come back to stay with them for a while; he and his family are waiting for her just outside the magical boundary of the camp. Finally, after being unsure of whether or not he would stay at camp for the year or return home to be with his mother, Percy opts to go home, but he will not be going to college, as he hasn’t even started high school yet.

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