My favourite character in this book is Annabeth Chase. She was the daughter of Athena, Goddess of Warrior. She is also a demigod, half human and half god. What I envy about her is that she is brave, intelligent and was quote "never lose" in anything. This just shows that she is confident towards her decisions and beliefs. In the book, when Percy Jackson along with his protector, Grover Underwood, went to look for Percy's mother, which involves in disobeying the law and the rules of the Camp Half-Blood (which provides shelter, protection and education for the demi-god and others e.g. satyr), Annabeth insisted in joining their adventure. Determine she would satisfy and protect Percy in their dangerous adventure, she was allowed to follow them. And also because they didn't want their seniors to know as they were sneaking out without permission. Overall, this book is a rollercoaster ride and it involves alot of jumps of adrenaline. It also let you seek into the other world e.g. hell. This book does contains a little twist but in the end, it satisy my reading journey.
The Lightning Thief is a good adventure story though the ending feels a little rushed, and the book feels dated. I didn’t notice so much the first time around (or didn’t remember), but the book definitely feels early 2000s (is this the one that references Jesse McCartney? I can't remember).
I'm not sure about the use of crippled at the beginning in regards to Mr Brunner. I didn't think that was an acceptable term to use anymore? Riordan also uses food terms when describing non-white characters. However, he does explicitly state that a few characters are white. I know that in general Rick Riordan tries very hard when it comes to writing diverse characters, so I'm hoping his future books do better.
Also I was reading the Iliad when I was rereading this series, and there are lots of references to mist in there. Half the times it's death but the other half it's gods obscuring things from the mortals.