The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
I titled today's blog forced to read this Friday because my daughter and her friends took advantage of my mythology nerdiness and I caved during the slumber party and picked it up and started reading it. As much as I'd like to tell my daughter and her friends that I really didn't enjoy this book it would be a lie. I totally connected with demi god Leo. I am certain at some point that my friends have said the words " You can't be trusted with matches and sharp objects". Leo also has a magic tool belt that I am very envious of (like Hermione's purse in book 7). I quote Leo " I have duct tape and breath mints. I can do anything" So very true Leo, so very true.
I give this book 4 chocolate dipped strawberries. And Piper....If I came upon an elevator in the sewer with a fancy M on the doors I'd think Macy's too.