Percy Jackson for me was a friend, and a hero. He was never just a fictional character as one says he is. These characters were my friends when I didn't have any. They were there for me through what ever problems were happening to me. Camp half blood was an escape from my life. I would just read these books and be able to go on adventures and feel happy. The books made me cry, laugh, and angry. But most of all Rick Riordan introduced me to the magic that is reading. Thank you Uncle Rick.