Great book. I absolutely loved it. It was a great and fun read, I mean I loved it. There was so much character growth. Percy developed a lot, he of course is still a kid, but the narration that goes into his character is so realistic. If I were in his position I would probably talk to myself in my head a lot to deal with all the complications of life. It’s simply amazing. Annabeth has changed a bit, but not by much, still she’s not some obnoxious character who has no depth. There is a bit of confusion and self-doubt that fills her, that makes her real. It’s a flawed human quality. Every character has their flawed characteristics which only make them real, more relatable to reader. This is such a great series because of that. In fact I think I like book 2 more than book 1 (and yes I read book 1 – don’t watch the movie if you can help it – it’s a horrible substitute).
Another thing I like is how Percy has both the worst and best luck. I mean it gives him the qualities of a hero, a true hero, not some Mary Sue hero.
Rick Riordan is great at adapting and adjusting the Greek mythos into modern literature. 5/5 ★‘s and an “A”.