The day this book was first published. Yes, I know this isn't the current cover, but I will always prefer these hand drawn covers. It's insane to think that it's been ten years. Now, I didn't start reading these books right away. It was four years after the first book came out. But that still means that I've been reading these books for a while. And even though the last book in the Heroes of Olympus (it's a sequel series) came out in October, I have read and re-read these books twice since then. Percy Jackson and the Olympians has never ceased to amaze me. Some may say I am a bit obsessed, and I would have to agree with them. But at least I'm not obsessed with something bad, right? Most parents would be glad to have a kid obsessed with a book series.
The story is amazing and inspiring. The writing is engaging and intense. The world is something I would go to in a heartbeat. I want to go to the empire state building and ask for the 600th floor, but I feel that would end awkwardly and awfully.
The Percy Jackson series has touched my life in many ways. It made me a better writer, it gave a different perspective on some things, and it gave me a friend for all those times I felt alone. I don't know if I will ever find a series as good, or as meaningful to me.
And Happy Birthday, PJO!!So, Happy 10th anniversary PJO fans.