Topic: Camp Half-Blood Confidential
I started this book and so far it is about a boy named Percy. Percy is twelve years old and "until a few months ago, he was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York. He describes his life as "short" and "miserable" and decides to start his story by describing a field trip his sixth-grade class took last May to New York City. field trips don't usually work out for Percy, because he always gets into trouble. Before this particular field trip to New York City, however, Percy promised himself he would be good. He even keeps cool when, on the school bus, Nancy Bobofit pelts pieces of PB&J at his best friend Grover's head.
Mr. Brunner, Percy's favorite teacher, leads the field trip through the rooms of the museum: "It blew my mind that this stuff had survived for two thousand, three thousand years"
Mr. Brunner calls on Percy to tell the class who Kronos is and what he did. Percy knows his stuff and is able to answer this question. He says that Kronos was a Titan, "and he didn't trust his kids, who were gods. So, um, Kronos ate them, right? But his wife hid baby Zeus and gave Kronos a rock to eat instead. And later, when Zeus grew up, he tricked his dad, Kronos, into barfing up his brothers and sisters.