28187The Lightening Thief is the first in the Percy Jackson series written by Rick Riordan.  Read by July 10th 2010.

 A great read for all ages, it’s a nifty little coming of age story about a young boy who is the son of Poseidon.  Wonderfully paced, it’s not so quick that you read over important bits but not so slow that you get bored either.  Great mythology references as well, the writer really did his research.

 I like how it tied all three ages of the Olympians together, as well as the idea that the metaphysical Olympus moves around the with the center of the Western world.

 Another young reader series to add to my Read List