The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan I felt like this was trying too hard to be Harry Potter, and it fell short. The first HP books were really original and quite clever. This just fell short, and because there were many similarities between this and HP it really had to live up to the other books. I was entertained, but I don't think I'll read the rest of the series.