The Sea of Monsters
September 19, 2016
September 26, 2016

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 320 page book.

*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.

Author: Anthony Horowitz
Key Words: Fiction, Teen, Spies, Action & Adventure

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Book Description:

When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him.


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Children's Bad Words

Mild Obscenities and Substitutions - 11 Incidents

h*ll, d*mn, crap, stupid, shut up

Name Calling - 10 Incidents

pigs, stupid, scaredy-cat, creeps, Miss Stomach-bag, idiot, little swine, freak, fool

Scatological Terms - 2 Incidents

bl**dy (swear word), bl**dy (as in lots of blood)

Religious Profanities - 2 Incidents

for heaven's sake, “God knows what they would have done.”

Religious & Supernatural - None

Violence - 1 Incident

A man says that he will perform a dissection on the teen while he is alive.

Romance Related - 8 Incidents

“It was a girl, dressed only in a white bikini.”

“He seemed to be Fiona’s boyfriend.”

A boy and girl ride a horse to escape getting hit by a train: “she was clinging on to him, her arms around his chest.”

After a girl is saved, it mentions her “shirt had fallen open.” She then tells the boy he can kiss her (he does not).

“Do you think he sleeps with Miss Stomach-bag?” “That’s a pretty gross thought, the two of them together.”

A boy is dressed in “provocative clothes,” which leave his chest exposed.

“It’s a Virgin train.” (presumably the name).

A boy is put on an operation table and stripped of all his clothes.

Attitudes/Disobedience - None

Conversation Topics - 7 Incidents

Because a boy is a spy, he often has to deceive his friends, telling them false things he’d been doing the last few weeks.

There is a man that sells drugs to kids at school. This makes the boy spy mad so he devises a scheme to take the drug dealer down.

Mentions a pub, cigarettes, gin, champagne and a few "bad" teens some cigarettes.

Mentions parents are divorced and the son has “the usual teenage problems, but of course, when you grow up surrounded by millions of dollars, these problems sometimes get amplified. Paul was doing badly at school. He was playing hooky and ...time with … undesirable friends. There was an incident with the police.”

A teen drinks some gin (it’s a cover to appear as a troubled teen).

A teen asks another teen if he has a cigarette. (he replies that he doesn’t smoke).

A list is provided of a group of troubled youth and some of their known issues/offenses.

A boy thinks a doctor has to be doing something wrong with drugs or hypnosis (he is not doing either).

A man is racist, wanting only whites to rule.

Mentions a mawashi-geri, karate kick.

Parent Takeaway

A typical "good guy vs bad guy" story so morals are straight forward, black and white. If this was a movie, it would probably be rated PG for action sequences and a little language.

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