Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
For anyone who hasn’t encountered this contemporary classic, the first outing for half-god/half-boy hero Percy Jackson is the place to start. After a series of unsettling attacks by ferocious creatures, Percy discovers he is a demi-god and starts training at Camp Half-Blood with others like him. He is quickly embroiled in an adventure to save his own life when he is suspected of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt. A brilliant beginning to this quick-witted and fast-paced series which blends myth and modernity.