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The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

January 21st, 2010 - Posted in New Book Reviews -

39-clues-coverby Rick Riordan  p. 220    Grades: 5-8

If you were offered a million dollars or the the first clue of 39 in a race to discover the most powerful secret treasure of the most powerful family in human history, which would you choose?  When Amy and Dan Cahill’s grandmother dies, they must make this decision.  They give up the million and choose the clue . . .  but so do a bunch of their backstabbing relatives.  So begins an action-packed, dangerous adventure that takes Dan and Amy and their teenage babysitter halfway around the world.  Warning:  This is the first of ten books to be written by different authors.  This book ends with a cliff hanger.

Connections:  Other good puzzle mysteries are The Westing Game and Chasing Vermeer.