During school, Percy is stuck playing dodge ball against large seventh graders who turn out to be Laistrygonians. They summon explosive fireballs and attempt to kill Percy, but he is protected by Tyson, a friend, who is unharmed by the monsters' fireballs. Annabeth, demi-god daughter of Athena, saves Percy by stabbing the last Laistrygonian from behind and takes Percy and Tyson back to Camp Half-Blood. They find the camp under attack--and of course, great adventures follow!
I thought the book was strong in the beginning because this is the first time Percy is attacked by monsters with humans around. I like that Percy's mother has a new boyfriend called Blofis. We meet the Cloven of Elders, which is awkward, strong, and awesome. The best part of the book is meeting Zeus' daughter, Thalia Grace--I thought it was exciting to meet her because Kronos, Percy's grandfather, puts her in a great prophecy so he can destroy Olympus. This made me excited to read the next books.
One thing I didn't like about the book is some of the characters weren't who we thought they were in the beginning, and this made me feel sort of sad, even though it was great. Someone who once was a friend betrays us. Riordan's a good writer, and I really want to read his other series.
I read this about 2 months ago