Parents' Guide to

The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting, fun sequel, but some sad deaths, too.

Book Rick Riordan Fantasy 2007
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 12+

Percy Jackson The Titans Curse Book Review

Percy is a half mortal half human he lives in camp half-blood where a lot of kids like himself go there. Percy is the son of Poseidon and is a hero at camp half-blood. He and three other friends are on the hunt to save a Goddess. I recommend this book to any kids 12 and up.
age 15+
Very good book. Too much violence and death, as well as sadness. A girl goes missing and another one dies, leaving her brother in grief. Mild cursing with words like heck, stupid, idiot, darn, a joke revolving around the word damn, and a boy who tells someone to shove something up their (rest was cut off). A mention of Thalia's mom being a heavy drinker that died drunk driving, and an activities director at camp forgets not to offer the underage campers wine.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (88 ):

While the monsters are getting deadlier and the stakes higher in this third book in the series, there's still plenty of fun to be had in Percy's third adventure. Zombie-like gun-toting warriors are on the chase across the country, but can be easily distracted by a good burrito fight. And in the middle of the desert in a very dangerous scrapyard, Aphrodite pops by with some astute warnings and, of course, embarrassing love advice for poor Percy who never asked.

These are all great distractions from the dire prophesy and all that wondering the reader will inevitably do about which two heroes will be the ones to die. The identity of the doomed is never clear, nor is it clear who the mysterious General is or why exactly the San Francisco Bay Area is such a dangerous place for half-bloods, not until the nail-biting finish. Author Rick Riordan's mythological world continues to build in intriguing ways, always headed straight toward Book 5's inevitable Greek gods vs. Titans showdown. And with all the burrito fights and other fun detours, readers will be in no hurry to see the saga end.

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