Percy jackson and the sea of monsters book report will allen reading 61
Written by Rick Riordan Will Allen Reading-Roche Period 3 5-11-12
hyperlinkhttp://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx Rick Riordan attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. He started out as an editor for the school newspaper. Rick first began college at North Texas State but then transferred to the University of Texas. He graduated with a double major in English and also history. He became certified to teach English and history from San Antonio. When Rick was in college, he worked for three long years as the music director at a summer camp called Camp Capers. This is where he got the idea for the Percy Jackson series. After that, Ricks wife and himself moved to San Francisco, California. Then they had their two children, Haley and Patrick, and the Riordans moved back home to San Antonio once again.
Summary of the book Percy woke up with a fright as he had been dreaming of something horrible. His mother came up and excitedly announced to him that it was his first year at school without being kicked out or expelled. Why was she so happy about this? Because every year Percy gets tracked down by monsters that try to kill him. This might not sound normal to you but it is to Percy. He is a demigod and monsters want to kill the demigods for they are the children of the gods. Percy lugged his back pack to school and met his friend, Tyson, who he would later find out is a Cyclops. He went into the gym to play dodge ball when five kids grew ten feet tall and started throwing flaming balls whizzing two hundred miles per hour. Percy slaughtered them easily with the help of Tyson and saw Annabeth, his friend from camp. They escape to camp half blood with Tyson and they hear that the head director of camp half blood, Chiron, has been kicked out of camp because the gods are blaming him for poisoning the tree that protects the camp boundaries. Clarisse is sent out on a quest to receive the golden fleece which can heal the tree. Percy and Annabeth search out without permission to go. Percy is having dreams of Grover asking him to save him and telling him that the golden fleece is on the island he is being held hostage on and its past the sea of monsters. They search out to find Grover and bump into Clarisse on the way. She accepts and they run into the Bermuda Triangle which is the sea of monsters. Clarisse explains there are two ways to go through. One option is sail past the monster that picks people off the ship or go across a whirlpool of fast moving water. They choose the whirlpool but as they get closer, the monster that picks up people of the ship attacks them. Could this be the end of Percy? Read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters to find out.
Percy Jackson characters Annabeth- she is a very courageous and fearless thirteen year old. She is the daughter of Athena and Percy and Annabeth like each other. Percy- Percy is the main character and the person who is telling the story. He is the daughter of Poseidon and is very powerful near waters. Grover- Grover is a Styron and is trapped inside of a tomb of a giant. He is pretending to be a woman giant so he does not eat Grover. He is in trouble and needs Percy for help. Chiron- the camp director of camp half-blood. He is being blamed for poisoning the tree that protects the camps boundaries. He is a Styron and the son of the titan lord, Kronos. Tyson- a Cyclops that Percy found one day and took him in. he saved Percy many times and is Percy brother. He can withstand fire. Hes the son of Poseidon.
Plot diagram Introduction- when Percy wakes up the morning and introduces himself to the readers and what he is and does as a demi-god. Rising action- Annabeth, Tyson, and Percy get to camp to see that the tree that protects the boundaries of camp is poisoned by Luke but the blame is on Chiron. Climax- Percy and Annabeth go out on a quest without permission to try to find the one thing that could heal the tree, the golden fleece. Falling action- Percy and Annabeth are almost killed by a monster that picks people off of a ship. Conclusion- Percy and Annabeth find Grover and the golden fleece and return home to save the tree.
Words I learned Stucco- noun, a material that is used to cover the outside of a building, house, tower, etc. page 1 Hibiscus- noun, a type of bush page 1 Anaklusmos- noun, a sword that Roman soldiers use page 3 Tuition- noun, a amount of money that is needed to pay for a schools fund page 6 Postpone- verb, to stay away from, to cancel something page 6 Marooned- verb, shipwrecked, abandoned, to be lost from page 8
Actors as characters Jason Dolly as Percy Jackson Taylor Momson as Annabeth Will Smith as Grover Owen Clive as Tyson Brad Pitt as Chiron
Lean on me SealSometimes in our livesWe all have painWe all have sorrowBut if we are wiseWe know that theresAlways tomorrowLean on me, when youre not strongAnd Ill be your friendIll help you carry onFor it wont be longTill Im gonna needSomebody to lean on
rating 4 stars out of 5 because it can be more explained but it leaves me begging for more because it is always so mysterious and has so much action. If you like action I recommend this to you.
What this reminds me of This book reminds me a little bit of the red pyramid because it is by the same author and instead of romans they are Greeks so they believe in different things and they encounter each other sometimes. They do hate each other though. I have never had an experience like this which is why it is more fun to read because I can picture me myself in this situation instead of relating to my memories.