Alright. I don't really go on DogoNews anymore, but this is important. I'm here to tell you how reading this very book changed my life for the good.
When I first saw the Lightning Thief, I didn't want to read it, because I thought it was a classic. A couple years later, a friend recommended it to me. I was hesitant at first, but I said okay. I read it and immediately fell in love. I devoured the rest of the series (PJO), and the following series, Heroes of Olympus (HOO). I fell into the fandom, which is easily the most non-toxic and non-cringey fandom I've ever seen. PJO, HOO, and other series Rick Riordan include diverse characters (including ones from the LGBTQ+ community) and are sure to please kids and adults alike. Even the pickiest readers will pick up on this book quickly!
Good plotline, good characters, good diversity, good fandom- what else is there to see? Buy this book or check it out from your local library, and have fun with it!