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Monday, April 21, 2014

39 Clues

The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1)
Rick Riordan #1
Our Green Mt. Book Club just fininshed reading, The Maze of Bones.  It was such a great "fun" read that many of us are reading the series before the end of the school year.
When Amy (14) and Dan (12) arrive at Cahill Manor for their grandmother's funeral, they had no clue that they would become international sleuths on a quest.... especially not up against other relatives.
Dan and Amy had no way of knowing that their grandmother had changed her will five minutes before she died. They wouldn't know that she was depending on them to succeed. Their grandmother told her lawyer,
"They are our only chance.....five hundred years of work would have been for nothing... everything collaspses...
The family, the world... all of it."
Once the family had attended the funeral for Grace Cahill, certain family members were invited to the reading of her will. Mr. McIntyre cleared his throat and read, "You have been chosen as the most likely to succeed in the greatest, most perilous undertaking of all time - a quest of vital importance to the Cahill family and the world at large." With that, Mr. McIntyre turned on the pre-recorded video of Grace's instructions. "If you accept, you shall be given the first of 39 clues. These clues will lead you to a secret.... which will make you the most powerful, influential human beings on the plantet...." The only catch was that they had to give up their portion of the inheriatance in order to participate.
Everyone who returned their checks,  worth one million dollars, was given the first clue....
RESOLUTION:
The fine print ot guess,
Seek out Richard S....
Dan and Amy begin their journey under the mansion.  Their discovery of a tattered book, Poor Richard's Almanac, leads them to the discovery of a family descendant and a fire!  I did not enjoy this part, no old mansion or old library should ever be burned....
Escaping the fire is the first of their life-threatening adventures.  They must get to Washington DC before anyone else...
Dan and Amy are quite the siblings, they fight... they get mad... they can only succeed if they are willing to cooperate.  Their sleuthing will lead you to France and more insights into historical facts about Richard S.
   
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