Read the Books
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Lots of the boys at our school have been madly reading the series of books known at The 39 Clues. The books are written by a variety of different authors including Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and Jude Watson. Here’s what one of our readers had to say about the series:
The 39 Clues: By Rick Riordan.
The 39 Clues by Rick Riordan gives us a wonderful story about two average kids who experience the most daunting challenge in life so far.
Very recently, Amy and Dan Cahill’s grandmother passed away, and it is at their funeral they uncover something about their family: The Cahill’s are one of the most powerful families in the world. But it doesn’t end there. Amy and Dan are given the choice to take on the quest to find the 39 clues which could be all around the world or take one million dollars… each! Tough choice.
Having the thought that family comes first right in their head, Amy and Dan take on the quest to find the 39 clues and from there they could possibly become the most powerful people to ever walk this earth.
Each book, one clue gets discovered. Each book, there is a different author each picking up where the last author left it. What does this mean? This means that all 39 books (most still to come) are bound to only get better!
The books are an easy read, with only roughly 180+ pages.
If you have not already read it, I recommend this book to a certain age group, and that age group being the more younger readers such as years 7 and 8’s.
I do not recommend this book to senior students as the book is written for a different age group, there for they may not enjoy the book as much as others. Then again, it all depends on the type of book you like to read!!
Over-all, I give the book 4/5. It is missing that extra point due to the design of the book, I feel that could of been improved.
Review by James G. 7.9
You can surf over to the website of The 39 Clues to get a preview of Book 1. While you’re there, have a look around because there’s lots of information about the series, the cards and the game.