The Sea of Monsters

By: Rick Riordan Presentation by: Aubri Campos


The cliff hanger, attention grabber book, The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, is a book that I would recommend you read. It is the 2nd book in the Percy Jackson series. The book happens in many different places, some of which are Camp Half Blood, the Sea of Monsters, and New York. In addition, it is about a girl named Clarisse that gets a quest to go and capture “The Golden Fleece”. But, a group of friends named Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson decide that they should have been the ones to get the quest. So, they leave the camp and go on the quest together. On the way, they fight against some of the weirdest creatures, and get caught in a lot of traps. In the end, Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, Clarisse, and Grover think that they are safe after they fought a huge monster, but they were wrong. In summary, if you want to know what happens in the end, whether they capture the "golden Fleece" and return safely home or not, read the book The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.


Rick Riorden uses a lot of different ways to show Percy's traits. But, he mainly shows it through Percy's own actions/thoughts/words.

Two examples for characterization for Percy through his thoughts/actions/words is...

When he was fighting up against a creature he thought to himself, why am I still scared of something that I see almost everyday. That shows the reader that he gets scared easily. Another one is that one time he thought about some one else before himself when he was in trap with his friend Annabeth. He saved her life before he saved his own life. This shows the reader that he is a very caring person.

Figurative Language

Simile- She was holding on to the boat straps for dear life, her hair flying straight up like a torch. This is important to the plot because it shows how scared she gets. It also shows her personality.

Metaphor- As Annabeth got to her feet, Tyson started smashing at the monsters heads with his fists so fast it reminded me of the whack-a-mole game at the arcade. This is important to the plot because then it shows how mad he really is at the monsters.

Personification-The wind seemed to laugh as it shot from the thermos, like it was glad to be free. This is important to the plot because it shows how the wind sounds so we can get a good vivid image in our mind so we know what the setting looks like.

Sensory Language (taste)- "It tasted just liked it looked, strawberry milk shake," Percy said. This is important to the plot because it shows what it tastes like so we know how it tastes and we can see if we can relate to that taste.

Imagery- Standing on a deserted street in some little beach town. It was in the middle of the night. A storm was blowing. Wind and rain ripped at the palm trees along the sidewalk. Pink and yellow stucco buildings lined the street, their windows boarded up. A block away, past a line of hibiscus bushes, the ocean churned. This is important to the plot because it shows everything that the character is seeing so that we can get a picture in our minds to see what he is seeing.


The theme in "The Sea of Monsters" is...

It is about risking everything for who and what you love. I know this from some context clues in my book. One of the clues was when Percy saved Annabeth's life before his when they were trapped. Also another clue was that Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, and Clarisse went on the quest to save Grover, and to capture the "Golden fleece, to save all the people at Camp Half Blood.

Point of View

The point of view in my book is 1st person. Percy is the one that is narrating it. I know that it is in 1st person because the book was always using I and me in it. For example, "I have a plan" I said to Annabeth. Another example is, I looked back at the pilot's wheel and yelled, "Stay!"


Some examples of dialogue that is a significant to the story are...

"I want to do something! I can't just let the borders fail." Percy said. This is significant to the characters because it shows how much he loves them, so it makes them want to love him more and make sure that they have each others backs.

"...Met you. Biggest blessing ever." Tyson said. This is important to the other characters in the book because it go's to show that even if Percy was being mean to him, that he still loves him.

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