Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book I: The Lightning Thief
The 12 main gods for eons have ruled over man kind. The big three, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades are the most powerful, and therefore have the most powerful children.
Half-Bloods. Half Human, half god. I can't imagine what that would be like.
Unluckily for him, Percy Jackson knows exactly what it is like. When he is attacked by a demon teacher, he realises that not everything is how it seems. His favourite wheelchair bound teacher is actually a centaur in disguise and his best friend has hooves and a furry behind.
I found the Percy Jackson books when I was in middle school. I was crazy into Greek Mythology, and when I saw these, the ancient Greek gods, built into modern times, and I was hooked!
Rick Riordan did a really good job at writing at an appropriate level. The characters are not paper thin, but just deep enough to follow along. Percy has the attitude of a young boy. He often thinks he is always right, and doesn't really see all the way into situations. This makes him an easy character to fall in love with.
Another thing that Rick Riordan did great was the story line. Not once did this book get dull. The story had unexpected twists and turns, but it was still easy to follow along.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in a fantasy book where a teenager is playing the main character.
There is only one thing that I don't like about this book. Percy Jackson, while you fall in love with him, and I realise he is the narrator, but he can get annoying! I don't know why.... I just found it.
So that is all that I have to say on The Lightning Thief! I would definitely recommend the entire series, there are 5 books in all.
So have fun reading!