“Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.”

Review from Goodreads

 

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Review: Alas, another great book! I loved how this book was very detailed and character building. I’m sure you guys are surprised that I haven’t read this book before, and I don’t really have an answer. Boy, was I missing out! I am pretty disappointed that I watched the movie before I read the book, and I now get why a lot of people are really disappointed in the movie. I thought the movie was really good, but that was before I read the book.

Firstly, Percy and his friends are all teens in the movie when, in the books, they were all twelve or thirteen years old. Although I would make an exception to their age in the movie because it’s hard to find great actors that age. Secondly, the satyr (Grover) was kind of like a ladies-man in the film, but in the book, he was very awkward and friendly. The movie was way different from the books. It was rushed, and the scenes were very different from the book. (I would tell you, but I really don’t want to spoil everything.)

It was beautiful written, and I cannot wait to read Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters! I found the book very lighthearted and was a very quick read, so I was never bored. There was no swearing or sexual content, which shows that a book doesn’t have to have either of those things to be successful and well written. Of coarse, there is violence, but not anything that young children would be afraid of. The Percy Jackson series, in my opinion, is appropriate for ages 9+.

I just finished another great read, so watch this space for my next review! So long for now, my bookworms 🙂

-Jordan

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