For Christmas this year I got my 8 year old nephew the Percy Jackson books. I’ve seen trailers for the movies and heard a little bit about the books to figure he’s about the right age for them (and is already reading the first Harry Potter one.) He was happy and went on his merry way. Then a couple weeks ago, my husband is cleaning out stuff in the basement and finds the first book down there! I figure, well, might as well read it so that I have something to talk to the kid about next time I see him. I didn’t really have any expectations going in, which worked out well and I was happily surprised by how much I enjoyed it.