PG, 4 stars
Percy spends an unusually uneventful year at a new school, an odd school that doesn't really care about grades or for that matter, education. His only friend at the school is a weird homeless kid named Tyson. The last day of school makes up for all the other uneventful days. His mother had received a message Percy should not return to Camp Half-Blood but the event at school as well as meeting back up with Annabelle prompts him to immediately return.
Camp Half-Blood, in a sense, is dying. Thalia's tree is actually dying and causing the security measures around the camp to fail. The blame was placed on Chiron and he has had to leave his post, bringing in Tarturus to take his place.
Before returning to camp, Percy had a dream about his friend the satyr, Grover. While at camp he had a Grover dream again. He knows he needs to save his friend and in the process save the camp.
Rick Riordan is good at tying in Greek mythology with a laugh and a twist. He's created a very believable world right here in our own backyard. The second book in the series does not disappoint.
I read this book for pure pleasure. All opinions are my own.