Did I tell you that my son, that divine boy, read a chapter book cover to cover for the first time ever? In less than a week? And not a 2 page per chapter type deal. Nay, nay. He read The Lightening Thief AND started on The Sea of Monsters. He didn't want to stop reading, he stayed up late reading, he absorbed and could talk about actual content.
I just wanted to say, Thank you Rick Riordan.