Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, is a must-read for young teenagers who are interested in Greek Mythology, or even just a story about an adventure! Riordan does an amazing job of expressing imagery throughout the novel which allows readers to better understand the events that Percy Jackson is experiencing throughout the novel. Similarly, he artfully creates the character of Percy Jackson to be relatable to young teenagers, such as being similar in the level of curiosity or temperament. This series also does an amazing job of empowering women through knowledge, rather than their appearance, which is a very appealing aspect of Riordan's novel. Therefore, this novel receives a 5 out of 5 because of its relatability and the exciting adventures that Percy takes part in. The Lightning Thief is sure to grasp your attention as a reader, and I promise once you pick up the book, you will never be able to put it down until you find out who the true thief it. Amazing read!