Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's Christian Reading? The Sea of Monsters

Christian is an avid 4th grade reader. This post is about what he's reading. This is by no means an actual review, just his comments on whatever book he's reading at the time.

This week, Christian is reading The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan, the second book in the Olympians series. A couple of weeks ago, Christian gave us his thoughts on The Last Olympian, the final book in the series. He jumped from the first book to the last book in the series because that's all the library had that week. This leads to our first question:

Don't you mind skipping around in a series instead of reading the books consecutively from first to last?

"No, because I get most of the books from the library and they're not always available in order. It doesn't really bother me to skip around as long as each book is good."

 Here's what Christian says The Sea of Monsters is about:

"The book is about Percy Jackson, again. He has to find his friend Grover and rescue him from the Cyclops. Percy has to fool the Cyclops and get the Golden Fleece, like in the Odyssey.

"They need the Golden Fleece to heal the magic borders of Camp Half-Blood. The magic borders keep out the monsters. At Camp Half-Blood they train Half-Bloods, otherwise known as demi-gods; half Greek god and half human.

"They have to face the evil sorceress, Circe. She wants to eliminate all men from the world by turning them into hamsters. But they manage to take care of her!"

Here's what Christian liked best:

"I liked the ending the best, but I can't tell you about that! The next best thing was when they battled Polyphemus. Polyphemus is the Cyclops that has the Golden Fleece. The battle was cool because Percy used his sword, Riptide. It's made of celestial bronze, which is supposed to defeat any monster."

Was there anything Christian didn't like?

"No, I really like this series, they're awesome books. This series is pretty cool."

So, how does Christian rate The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan?

Christian gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 flaming monkey heads.


  1. I love Percy Jackson! Great choice for reading!

  2. He really loves them! Thanks for reading.

  3. I agree with Christian! This is a great series and Rick Riordan is such a fantastic author. The characters he creates are so fun and interesting. I just started The Lost Hero today and I am enjoying it so far. I hope Rick Riordan will do another author visit in CT! He was great the last time I saw him. :) Hope Christian enjoys the rest of the series (out of order- lol).

    1. It was cool that you got to see him. I'll have to be on the lookout for when he comes again. Christian likes most of the things he reads. If there's anything that doesn't grab him, it gets sent back to the library quickly!