I have never read the Percy Jackson series but have been wanting to read them the last couple of years. I finally got to reading this book finally after ordering it a few days ago. I do not know why I waiting so long, this is one of the best books I have ever read. I am 20 and this book to me is ageless. Rick Riordan did such a fantastic job with creating characters and a plot that anyone any age would love to read as the book is just that good. Right from the first page I was captivated and entertained. The writing is amazing and the book flows perfectly. This book is the definition of an amazing and wonderfully written novel. I love the characters, humor, plot, mythology, and everything else. I have already ordered the next two books in the series as I do not want to put these books down. I absolutely love Percy Jackson. I am excited to read the next 4 books and then move onto the other books written by Rick Riordan. If I could give this more than 5 I would, this book is amazing.