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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two The Sea of Monsters (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Paperback – July 2, 2013
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I am a sixth grader. I think The Sea of Monsters is a great book. Percy Jackson returns in this story with new monsters, new surprises and a new camp director?! This exciting sequel to the Lightning Thief is with a plot and flow equivalent to that of the first. Who knew what could happen when a normal game of dodge ball turns into a struggle to survive? Percy is soon warned that Camp Half Blood is no longer safe for demigods. A crushing and devastating blow for Percy, who himself is a half blood. Someone has poisoned Thalia's tree and Chiron is the prime suspect. A quest must be taken up to retrieve the Golden Fleece!
Much to Percy's dismay he is not given the quest! Although he and Annabeth are forbidden to go this quest, they still go out into the mortal world to find the Fleece. Percy has been contacted in his dreams also by a person who is important to him. According to this person the Fleece is in the Sea of Monster. Unfortunately, that person is in the peril of death. He must now bring back the Fleece and save that person. Challenges await them though, so incredibly evil and ruthless...
Rick Riordan does a great job with this book. I like how the flow of the story fits in with the action theme. Riordan also pleases me with a splash of humor in this book. He also creates such great details on his characters that they come to life for me. Also, the spunk of Percy and his friends adds spark to the story. The creativity of the mixing of the Greek religion and modern day society produces an interesting blend. Whoever thought that Greeks were boring obviously never read this book. His creativity really makes this book shine. A two thumbs up book for any reader.Read more ›
When Annabeth (daughter of Athena) arrives on the scene with more bad news, Percy has to embark on another quest, this time unsanctioned, to save Camp Half-Blood, which is vulnerable to attack since its defenses have been breached. He also has to save Grover, who's found himself in an inter-species entanglement in which he doesn't quite see eyes to eye with his suitor.
Accompanying them is Percy's class mate Tyson, a street kid who counts Percy as his only friend, but who is much, much more than he seems. The three travel to the treacherous Sea of Monsters in the face of insurmountable odds to capture the Golden Fleece, which hopefully can counteract the poison and restore the magical protection of the Camp.
Steeped in Greek mythology, yet written for young readers, this one is highly recommended for developing the imagination with its combination of thrilling adventure and legend.
Amanda Richards, June 25, 2006
The thing is that three of these gods should not be siring any more children. Since the debacle of World War II Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon have sworn an oath on the river Styx that they would not father any more children, seeing as how their children are infinitely more powerful than the other gods. All but one has broken this oath, and one of the offspring to be born from Poseidon's dalliance is Percy Jackson (Perseus).
Percy, known to many reader's from the first book "The Lightning Thief" is adjusting to the fact that he is the son of Poseidon, the Sea God. His Mother has sent him to a progressive school for troubled kids, Meriweather College Prep. Here he has befriended the school's charity case for the year, an overgrown teenager who happens to be homeless, named Tyson. Tyson has gotten Percy into many scrapes this year because of his sensitivity, his brute force, and his ability to break down into convulsive sobbing.Read more ›
This book is the best book I've ever read in my life mainly because I love to read fiction books exactly like this. The Sea of Monsters is like a roller coaster you never know what's next. I would suggest this book to anybody in the world to read this book but if you just hate fiction, books do not read this. I would give the book five thumbs up if I had that many any were any time, or any place. If you are looking for a book with action, adventure, and surprises then you should totally get The Sea of Monsters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I was a second grader, a little girl with ponytails who had just barely overcome her dyslexia and started reading books, the Percy Jackson series was my favorite thing on... Read morePublished 4 days ago by D. Griffin
I really enjoyed this one, just as I did the first. It's an easy read, with a manageable cast of characters you're really starting to care about. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Razorstorm
Can't wait to read the next book. The twist at the end was nuts! I know the next two books are going to be fantastic!Published 6 days ago by Dante Pryor
The premise of the series is that Greek mythology and its beasts, gods, etc. are actually real. That fact makes for a fun adventure. Read morePublished 12 days ago by G. R. Blanco
It was possibly the best book that I ever read!
The ending was the best part of the book!
Another good book in the series. I look for a little more depth next time and I'm hoping we start to see a little bit more legitimate peril for the characters.Published 14 days ago by Matt Abid
Highly recommended to any age group, but it will definitely resonate with the pre-teen/early teens demographic. Fun way to be exposed to Greek mythology.Published 16 days ago by Ed12Many
the author when it comes to to the prophecies because he repeated almost in every chapter! Also, I don't thisa goodbook to teach students about Greek mythology. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer