In Rick Riorden's book, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief", I wasn't expecting much. I mean, what kind of things can a twelve year old boy from Manhattan accomplish? Apparently, a lot. This boy, isn't just a boy. He's the son of the sea god, Poseidon.
Rick Riorden writes series' on gods. Egyptian and Greek gods. He also wrote a series called "The 39 Clues". The series of Percy Jackson has other series as a continuation that I plan on reading. Possibly I'll read some of his other work.
The book, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" starts out at a boarding school in Manhattan. Percy is determined not to get in trouble like he always does on field trips. But, as always, he does. He actually literally destroyed his teacher with a sword. After that is a whole adventure on him and the challenges he faces.
Finally, I'd like to recommend this book to young teens ready for fantasy. Also know this isn't just one book and is quite addictive. This book is great for just wanting to get involved in a series. It's also good for its comedic aspect.