Percy Jackson finds his 7th grade school year unnervingly quiet after a year spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods. His biggest problem is his new friend, Tyson–a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it difficult for Percy to... have any "normal" friends. Percy soon discovers that there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: A mysterious enemy has poisoned the magical boundaries that protect Half-Blood Hill, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who was taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters–the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia–only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name..the Bermuda Triangle.Now Percy and his friends–Grover, Annabeth and Tyson–must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island. But first, Percy's gonna learn a stunning new secret about his family–one that makes him question whether claiming to be the son of Poseidon is an honor or just a cruel joke.
Before I could figure out how to apologize for being such an idiot, she tackled me with a hug, then pulled away just as quickly. "I'm glad you're not a guinea pig." "Me, too." I hoped my face wasn't as red as it felt.
Though it’s doubtful Percy wouldn’t guess Tyson’s otherworldly connection immediately after the dodgeball game, and though some of the humor will zip over the heads of the target audience, Percy’s sardonic narration and derring-do will keep the pages turning.
The Sea of Monsters is filled with one adventure after another. Percy and his friends encounter many mythical creatures on their quest, including a hydra, a cyclops, hippocampi, sirens and more. This is the second action-packed book in Rick Riordan's Greek mythology-inspired series...
This is the second book in the series and I am completely hooked. The books are easy to read but enjoyable. Maybe it is my natural curiosity…maybe it is my love of learning…maybe it is my inner nerd…but the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series makes me want to learn more about Greek mythology.