The Percy Jackson series were one of the first books I've ever fallen in love with. I adored all of the characters. For some reason, this book stood out to me the most. Perhaps it's because, being the third book, the characters have matured a bit and we all grow to understand them individually. There is something about Rick Riordan's writing that makes you feel like a kid in some parts of the book, but also an adult when it comes to mature scenes. I can't even describe how much I love these books. I almost never cry when it comes to books or movies, but I did for these series while I was reading the last book. Always will be a fan!