The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
This is the book that started it all. This was my very first chapter book and the moment I picked it up, was the moment my life changed for the better.
The book takes you to a journey were greek gods and monsters come to life. It follows a hilarious 12 year old by the name of Percy Jackson. As he goes on a quest to save the world with his 2 best friends.
This is the type of book that gives you that same feeling from Harry Potter, as it takes you along the long and exiting adventure.
This book is the first to many others, you will not be able to stop the adventure once you have started. Watch Percy Jackson grow into an even better character, or better, grow up with him.