This first book in the series blends Greek mythology with contemporary action and adventure. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is a kid who can’t catch a break. He’s dyslexic, has ADHD, and has just been kicked out of his sixth school. But this is just the beginning of Percy’s troubles. Percy is sent to Camp Half-Blood, where he is shocked to learn that his best friend is a satyr, his favorite teacher is a centaur, and that he is the half-blood son of Poseidon. After Poseidon is accused of stealing his brother, Zeus’s master lightening bolt, Percy is sent on a dangerous quest to recover the stolen bolt and prevent a war that is brewing between the gods.