Alright. I don't really go on DogoNews anymore, but this is important. I'm here to tell you how reading this very book changed my life for the good.
When I first saw the Lightning Thief, I didn't want to read it, because I thought it was a classic. A couple years later, a friend recommended it to me. I was hesitant at first, but I said okay. I read it and immediately fell in love. I devoured the rest of the series (PJO), and the following series, Heroes of Olympus (HOO). I fell into the fandom, which is easily the most non-toxic and non-cringey fandom I've ever seen. PJO, HOO, and other series Rick Riordan include diverse characters (including ones from the LGBTQ+ community) and are sure to please kids and adults alike. Even the pickiest readers will pick up on this book quickly!
Good plotline, good characters, good diversity, good fandom- what else is there to see? Buy this book or check it out from your local library, and have fun with it!
My opinion? Indigenous Peoples' Day, of course! Columbus may have been an explorer and he may have "found" America, but he also took homes from the native people! EVer since I found out he disgraced the Native Americans, I've always thought of it as Indigenous Peoples' Day!