Blackjack,“ Percy said, "this is Piper and Jason. They’re friends.”
The horse nickered.
“Uh, maybe later,” Percy answered.
Piper had heard that Percy could speak to horses, being the son of the horse lord Poseidon, but she’d never seen it in action.
“What does Blackjack want?” she asked.
“Donuts,” Percy said. “Always donuts.
—  (The Mark of Athena)

I’m sick of people saying that Heroes of Olympus has characters great for representation except Percy, Annabeth, and Jason. Like fuck that. Percy is representation for all those kids who grew up with abusive, poor families. He represents all the kids whov’e been bullied. Annabeth is representation for all those little blonde girls who are told that just because of that they have to be dumb and girly, but then work their asses off to try and reject that stereotype. She represents all the kids who felt neglected by their families, all the people who reject the idea that blood is thicker than water, when her family didn’t treat her right, she made her own family out of the people who were good to her. Jason is representation for all those kids who never even knew their families. He’s representation for all the people who came from absolutely nothing so they can see they can still be something great. Just because theyre white, believed to be straight characters doesnt mean that they aren’t representation for a lot of people. 

its great that everyone sees annabeth as a badass girl who can kick butt (because it’s true), but i really need people to see that she is insecure and gets jealous very easily (*cough* rachel *cough*) and i think that she is always afraid about not being good enough (a trait she shares w/ percy), and i believe that is probably caused by her trying to impress her mom and please her dad and i guess that she thinks that they may lose interest in her and leave her too. it took her a while to see that percy cares about her and would never leave her willingly.  willingly being the key word there because im sure percy disappearing for 8 months brought back her fears of being left. she had finally had someone who she thought would never leave her and i think that after percy fell into tartarus with her, she never really got those fears again