My class is reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and THEY LOVE THIS BOOK. I cannot keep the other books in the series on my shelves. The text is above many students’ reading level, but they are so hungry for the story that they continue reading. It helps that the second book in the series, Sea of Monsters, has just hit the big screen, and The Lightning Thief has audio book and graphic novel versions to give support to students who need more help. This novel has great foreshadowing, context clues, humor, and vocabulary; a teacher’s dream!