by: Rick Riordan
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson never really fit in at school. Trouble always seemed to follow him. His mother ends up taking him to the only safe place for him, Camp Half-Blood, where Percy finds out he is a half-blood (or hero). He is the son of a mortal woman and a Greek god. That's right, a Greek god.
At camp Percy learns that all of the stories from Greek mythology are actually true and that the gods and godesses are still alive. He also finds out that the monsters from the stories (Medusa, the Minotaur, etc) are also still alive and are constantly trying to kill the half-bloods.
Someone has stolen Zeus's master lightning bolt and Zeus believes Percy took it. To find the real culprit Percy and his friends must go on a quest and discover the truth, fighting monsters all along the way.
First off, thank you Suzette for introducing me to this series. I am loving it so far. This book was a lot of fun, exciting and cleverly written. It was a very fast read and it kept me entertained the entire time. I always loved learning about Greek mythology when I was younger so I thought it was fun to read about them again and to see how the author has creatively added them to this book. I did find it to be similar to the Harry Potter novels, just like you Suzette, but I didn't mind it either. I think he did a good job of making it his own.
I can't wait for the movie.