Synopsis (from rickriordan.com): Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
Age: 7 or 8, but I would like to add that parents may want to read the books with their younger children and make it clear that the Greek gods aren’t real.
Inappropriate content: none
My thoughts: I love the Percy Jackson series and I always have. I first read this book at the age of nine and Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been my favorite series, tied with only the great Harry Potter. I think everyone should read Percy Jackson at some point. I’ve never met someone who’s read the series and disliked it.
Sequels: The Sea of Monsters; The Titan’s Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian.
Oh, and by the way, my aunt wrote a great article on why Christians should read Harry Potter. Check it out: http://thelinkbetween.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/8-reasons-im-reading-harry-potter-to-my-children/