sorry, this is just a quick note about how much percy jackson means to me~
when i first started reading the lightning thief, i was eight years old. i was instantly hooked. me and my three best friends would play percy jackson at recess (i was always a daughter of aphrodite…hopeless romantic from day one). with each new book, percy aged a year and so did i. it was special, growing up with him. while everyone else stopped reading the books, set them aside because they were too “childish,” i stayed home and read them. i stopped playing percy jackson and started writing fanfiction instead. i grew up reading about him, read as he grew and changed and growing and changing with him. it’s been a seven year journey. the eight year old me who first picked up the lightning thief has evolved into fifteen year old me, older and wiser and different. i truly believe the books helped shape me as i left childhood. so all i can say now?