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Books to Bond Over With Your Tween Reader

1. 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians,' by Rick Riordan
In the first of five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, readers follow 12-year-old Percy as he embarks on a quest across the United States to track down a thief who has stolen Zeus’ master bolt, the original weapon of mass destruction.

These action-packed books shed new light on Greek mythology, modernizing the classic tales, making them accessible to new readers and reinventing them for readers in-the-know. 

Warning: it's almost impossible not to get hooked and read all five.