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Thursday, April 02, 2009

6th Grade Entry - 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is King’s entry. Thanks, King!

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones
Rick Riordan
Scholastic Inc. 220 pages

It was a sad day for Dan and Amy Cahill because their grandmother Grace Cahill died and they were at her funeral. Until the executer William McIntyre, gave them a choice: take a million dollars or give up the million dollars for a chance to become the most powerful being or beings in the world by finding exactly 39 Clues isolated around the world. Amy and Dan reluctantly take the challenge and watch $1,000,000 go in flames.

But they’re not alone on this. Other members of the family are in this too. The Holts. They have massive strength and brawn but not that much brain. The Kabras (or as Dan likes to call them, the Kobras). They have money and people on the inside to help them. Their Uncle Alistair is in the race too. He is old in his age and claims he invented microwave burritos but he has a few tricks up his sleeve. Their cousin Jonah Wizard is also in the contest. He owns his own #1 television show, Who Wants to be a Gangsta? And last but not least, Irina Spasky. She was some kind of agent and had the skills to kill someone. All 6 teams are on a race to find all 39 Clues.

What I liked best about this book is that it has the detail that tells me about what the setting looks like. It’s also my favorite genre, fiction. It also gives me so much information of what all the characters look like and feel like.

I definitely love the character Dan Cahill because he shows a lot of courage and leadership. Dan has a body full of bravery and a lot of guts and shows them by encouraging his sister to keep going and to never give up. He has dreams of becoming a ninja lord and collect rare baseball cards. But he sacrifices his collection for the contest showing a lot of bravery. He has a really cocky attitude especially when he sees some of the competition. Dan had dark blond hair and jade eyes, and he’s 11 years old.

I’d recommend this book and series to people who love action, adventure, suspense and for people who likes to learn about the greatest people of the century before ours.

Submitted by King S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice job king-Taylor