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  • Published: New York : Enfield : Scholastic ; Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 220 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780545090544 (hbk.)
  • 0545090547 (hbk.)


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The maze of bones

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Call number: Y Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth

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At the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill are given the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the 39 clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power, but by taking on the clues, they end up in a dangerous race against their own family members.

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This is the first 39 Clues Book and it is a pretty good start for such a long series. Though just saying the whole Benjamin Franklin thing drove me crazy because i was watching a documentary that had stuff about Ben and i was just going nuts because i had heard the name "Benjamin Franklin" all day long! I was wonderig if other people went kinda "NO MORE BEN FRANKLIN, IF I SEE THAT NAME AGAIN I AM GONNA GO BERSERK!" I guess i was just really tired of seeing and hearing about him. I do not like Amy Cahill. She's a stuck up know-it-all. I think she needs to spend sometime thinking about yea she knows a lot but she can't expect everybody else to know everything SHE know. I think Dan is better, not saying he's my favorite, my personal favorites are Irina Spasky (i think she's a nice and evil Lucian) and Jonah Wizard, i mean he's awesome, c'moooon!!! I think Alistair Oh is really annoying, he's one of those old men who goes around acting nice and trying to trade info *hint hint* and then turning around and tricking you, comes back and has some story of pitifulness and then expects you to believe what he's saying. So all in all yea Amy and Alistair: off the charts! I don't like Ian and Natalie even though i like Lucian's and all i just think there stuck up rich kids. I'd like them if they were less "Hey, look! I'm rich! I'm pretty! I'm wearing designer clothe!" They have semi-good-plots but i think they deserve a little spanking and less "Spoil me!" attitude if you know what i am saying. Ian is better but i think Natalie: meh.... who else? There's Broderick Wizard? Yah everybody hates him! Isabel Kabra (Ian and Natalie's mummy) is a really sophisticated Lucian and i think she would do really well as a Death Eater. Anyway, you get my drift! Vikram Kabra we don't know anything about except that he's Ian and Natalie's daddy. And i don't know if i like him cause i don't know much about him. I have only read this first book but my sisters read like all the books and there constantly waiting for the new books to come out. So i know from them most of the people (all of them basically.) I do wish that thsi book had more introduction to the characters but you can always get the Black Book of Buried Secrets. really helpful! It has ages and pictures and hometowns and tiny (or big or medium) biographies of the characters like Nellie and Amy and Dan and Ian and Natalie and Irina and Grace and all those other people that are or aren't really important but you can still read it. Anyway this is a great book with a lot of action and i think Rick Riordan did a moderately good job on this first book. the second book is written by Gordan Korman and throughout the series it IS written by different people i'm not sure why but i think this may have been some kind of group ideas and they brought along new authors to kinda spice up the series with the different peoples styles of writing. So yea! Excellent book! Go read it! And read all the other books in the series!




this was a awesome book. I LOVED IT!!!!!! this book made me want to read the rest of the series. Which of course I did!!!! =)


pretty interesting


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I have to say I don't like this series much but this book was great.


I loved reading this book! It's really good. It has a lot of action in it.

39 clues rules!

I love this book! I have read the entire series, this is a great book to start the hunt. I recommend this book and series to all fans of Rick Riordan.

liked it

lots of action


awesome book


This is one of the best books I have ever read and I think everyone should try it


For the beginning of the book, I always think those books are the best. I'm not one fore mystery novels and such, but I loved this one. Great series


I really like this book, it really is intensifying.

great book

i own every book in the series so far

amazing series

This book is the start of a very good series.


This book is absalutly AWSOME!!!!!!!! It's is a grat action packed book with lot of breath taking moment.

39 clues


Great Beginning

This book was a really great introduction to the series, and i really enjoyed all of the books that I have read so far. They're all really exciting.

love it

loved it


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