: A third reading of this book and there were *still* things that I picked out for the first time. Such a great story.Updated 8/19/2012:
After re-reading this one, I've UPed the stars. Yes, you read correctly - I enjoyed this one more
the second time around. I initially questioned some of the mini-quests, but after reading again I found that they were, in fact, necessary to the story. Also, after reading the entire series and then going back to the first one, I could tell how much foreshadowing and planning Rick Riordan did for this series. Absolutely wonderful.
Truly truly enjoyed. I can definitely understand why this is such a big hit with kids. It makes me sad that the movie didn't get more recognition. I list this on my "unexpected enjoyed" list because I honestly did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! Very fun read!