Wooooah buddy, talk about your twist, monsters, humor and, honestly, some education!
So, yes, this series is a little below my reading level, but I knew I wanted to read this series because I have always had a love for the Greek belief! The stories and the craziness that are the Greek gods and goddesses (you know, sleeping with whoever they want to sleep with and making half-gods-half-humans aka heros) are even mentioned in this book! But in a way that still makes it okay for the recommended reading age (which I believe is middle school).
Percy Jackson is a hoot and a holler. He reminds me a lot of the voice of Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. He picks on himself and explains the things and people around him like anyone would. Like for example, he calls his step-father “Smelly Gabe”.
Percy find out he is a “hero” and that his dad is.. a pretty important guy up on Mount Olympus. When he finds out his dad and his, er, brothers are in a huge fight over a stolen item, he sets out, or is told he must, to make it right by his dad and possibly save someone he cares about.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I am pumped about reading the rest of this series. It is perfect for that awkward-preteen-stage, reading level and above (because, hi, I’m almost 24 and I super enjoyed it so).