This book opened up on a unique, some might say strange, boy attending a rather unique school; particularly a field trip. Almost at once his world began to close in on him, and before long he was sucked into a fantastic world hidden in plain sight.
This is the only book written in First Person that I actually enjoyed reading.
The characters, some of them arc-types, were fantastic and colorful. I really like how Rick Riordan put a fresh spin on the Greek gods of old.
I don't want to give away to much; it really is an awesome book and if you haven't read it I think you should.