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Drive-by book commentary

On the drive home today I finished The Lost Hero and started The Son of Neptune. (Audiobooks: I'm not reading while driving.) I don't know if it's just that Rick Riordan's writing skills have improved a lot, or the mythology of the series took 5+ books to grab me, or the change from first to third person, or a little of all three, but I've enjoyed these books much more than the original PJ&tO series. Certainly every time anyone... mentioned Percy in TLH or has mentioned Annabeth in tSoN, ...I go "aww" and want to give someone a hug.
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Well, the HP series matured hugely from book to book as well. I think it's a combination of the author becoming a better, more practiced writer and also acknowledging that their audience is growing up, as well.