The Lightning Theif
Author: Rick Riordan
I have read all the books throughout the Percy Jackson series and this book has to be, by far, the best. This particular book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the story. With clever details about the character that make him special in ways you wouldn't think. For example his dyslexia helps him to unravel the hieroglyphics throughout his journey. Also who doesn't like a good comeback story, Percy going from a not so cool kid, to the half human half god hero of the world (no spoilers). Although others may look down upon the book I still truly, with all my teenage heart, believe this is one of the best books of its kind.
"The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school."
"Am I a Troubled Kid? You could say that."
"During the school year, I got to Hogwarts. And during the summer I go to Camp Half-Blood."