Percy Jackson is often in trouble, but not for normal things like having a messy room or talking back to his parents. During the last class field trip, a teacher turned into a monster and he fought her with a pen that turned into a sword. No one will believe him. In fact, they deny the teacher even existed. Percy soon finds out he is not crazy and he is not a regular kid. After a series of events lead him to a camp of kids like him, he and his two friends are sent on a quest to resolve a conflict between the gods. Percy soon learns that nothing is as it seems when you’re a demigod.
This was a decent story that boys would love. The main character is a boy with ADHD who is always getting into trouble but later learns he’s actually someone very important and his struggles with school are due to his special powers. I probably won’t read anymore of the series, but it really hits the mark with its target audience. The reader for the audiobook does a great job making the story come to life. I will recommend to boys who liked Harry Potter and other adventure/fantasy stories. As an added bonus, this series has inspired readers to ask for books about Greek gods.
3 out of 5 stars