Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
Copyright © 2005
Blurb: This story is captivating. Twisting ancient Greek mythology with 21st century teens is brilliant. What kid doesn’t dream of having some sort of super power? I know I did. It has the added bonus (at least it is in my book) of a having an underlying environmental message as well. I took this on vacation with me and had it finished in just a couple of days. When I got home I had to start the second book in the series immediately.