Book Review: The Sea of Monsters

by Melissa on April 8, 2010 · 0 comments

in 9-12, ATOS 4.0-4.9, Adventure, Fantasy, Lexile 700-799, Part of a series or set

Title: The Sea of Monsters
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2
Publisher: Hyperion/Miramax Kid
Author: Rick Riordan
Age Range: 9-12
Lexile: [?] 740L
AR Level: [?] 4.6
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Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)


After a summer spent trying to prevent a war among the Greek gods, Percy finds seventh-grade unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, an unusual homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere.


Check out the review of ‘The Lightning Thief’ for more info on the series.  This book was milder in comparison, so no worries if your child did fine with Book 1.  In addition to watching Percy continue to grow as a hero, there are two strong female teens who  may be a draw for readers who are girls. 


None [?]

Sexual Content

‘My father…had gotten moony-eyed for some nature spirit and Tyson had been the result.’


Use of magic vitamins that heal people, a gift from one of the gods.  A rare poison is used to kill a tree.


Swords, bows and arrows, spears, and Civil War era weapons used against people.  No detail of carnage or anything, pretty mild.  A mild creepy description of dead Civil War soldiers who man an old ship.


Unwanted children of the gods are cast off, left homeless.


Percy makes a gesture that wards off evil. Percy senses the presence of evil. Word use: demonic (as attributed to pastries).

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Book Review: The Sea of Monsters, 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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