The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief, Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, tells the story of Perseus (Percy) Jackson, a kid who learns that the Greek Gods really do exist and they can fall in love and have children with mortals….Percy is one of those children. His father is Posiedon, God of the Seas, and Percy has some control over water. But soon he must go on a quest with Grover and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, to take back Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. The book is funny and witty, effortlessly matching old mythology and tradition with modern culture in a way that makes the book engrossing and unpredictable. A great read for kids and adults.
(review by Tsion at Common Sense Media.org)