I could easily get over critical on these books, pointing out every flaw. I had a good knowledge base for the greek myths, since they fascinated me when I was a young kid. But these books are about having fun and enjoying a fast paced story. I was first introduced when I saw the movie. It was nothing miraculous, but I enjoyed the references. I decided to read the book, book fairly similar, so I don’t know which I like better. The book is ADD, something is always happening, and it makes for a quick read, with some nice humor added in. I even learned a few things about greek mythology. It was an enjoyable book, and the series is good too. The only problem is that it never feels like Percy is in much danger, as he is constantly facing and fighting gods, monsters, and titans. Plus, it is in first person voice, so he obviously doesn’t die (although this would be one of the few books that could pull it off, having him talk as a spirit). If you want to learn about greek mythology (although in a twisted, modern way with gods who are jerks), then this would be a fun book to do so.