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Check out the other A-Z Challenge participants and see what they have to say this month!

When I started brainstorming which A-Z characters I wanted to cover this month, this was the first one I thought of.  P is for…

Percy Jackson from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Even though Percy is a series character (and I love all the books he’s in), I love him most when we first meet him in The Lightning Thief.

Percy is a pretty miserable kid.  He’s got severe ADHD, and he keeps getting kicked out of school.  But when his math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him, Percy’s problems get worse.

It turns out he’s the child of one of the Greek gods, which isn’t as uncommon as it first seems.  What makes Percy different, however, is the fact that his father wasn’t supposed to have any more half-mortal children; Percy’s existence breaks a big treaty and makes some instant enemies for him among the gods.  But the boy who isn’t supposed to exist becomes a vital player in a quest to prevent a war between the gods, and by the end of things, Percy Jackson just might end up a true hero…if he can survive.

Have you read this series?  Which of Rick Riordan’s books is your favorite?

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