I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! anybody who says it isn't good is encouraging cynicalness. RICK RIORDAN IS SUCH AN AMAZING AUTHOR!!! I've read almost all of the books he's written. One of his books was probably one of the first chapter books I read. Took me a whole week to finish it but totally worth it. PLEASE DON'T COMPARE EVERY BOOK SERIES TO HARRY POTTER!!! just saying or er commenting.