Total Hours to Read: 3 ½ exactly
--Average pages per minute: 1.81
Sex/Romance: A very tiny dash of romantic tension hinted at. (Come on, they're teens and pre-teens at a summer camp...)
Language: Really nothing, though there are some creative insults in Latin and ancient Greek! (Very kid friendly)
Violence: Yes, there are heroes and battles and struggles and losers...nothing too graphic though.
Thoughts: I was hooked pretty quickly by this book. My best friend had been recommending it to me for years, and a couple months ago we bought tickets to see the musical when it came to town, so I moved it up the list. I had hoped to read the entire series before we saw the musical, and then I hoped to read at least the first two books before we saw the musical, and then suddenly it was two days before the musical and I had read 16 whole pages of the first book. o.0 We were driving home from a week long road trip, so my friend drove and I read for most of the way home. I finished the last few pages of the book the night before we went to see the musical. I liked the humor and the characters, and I really enjoyed the creative re-imaginings of the gods and monsters in modern America. I really enjoyed the book as a whole, and I look forward to continuing the series!
In the end: 4 out of 5 stars. Man, I wish I could instinctively insult people in Latin and ancient Greek!