Percy is used to being the outsider, the loner, and the dummy. He describes himself as "a troubled kid" (9).Percy has never been "normal" in his life, he has attended six different schools in six years. He has knack for getting kicked out of school. It's not his fault, though; trouble seems to find him wherever he goes. He's a trouble magnet, no matter how hard he tries to keep cool and make himself invisible. For example, his school trip to the New York museum: “I was trying to listen to what [Mr. Brunner] had to say, because it was kind of interesting, but everybody around me was talking, and every time I told them to shut up, the other teacher chaperone, Mrs. Dodds, would give me the evil eye. (31)” He even gets in trouble for trying to pay attention. He is a “troubled kid” but throughout the story he hast to become brave for the people he loves.
Percy is brave and is willing to risk his life to save friends, family, strangers, and sometimes even enemies. Many people tell him he is brave such as friends, family, strangers, and even gods and goddesses. For example, Percy agrees to go on a quest to find Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt even though Percy just got to Camp Half Blood. This showed that Percy wasn’t afraid to go and save his father and fight monsters to do so. In addition, while Percy went to consult the oracle, “A green mist poured from the mummy’s mouth, coiling over the floor in thick tendrils,