The Maze of Bones

The Maze of Bones

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What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away ... or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, 2008.
ISBN: 9780545060394
9780545090544
0545060397
0545090547
Characteristics: 220 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.

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Saleh10
Nov 27, 2020

This book is highly interesting, I rate it 5 stars whoever reads this and didn't read it yet here's your chance. :)

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Sansha
Oct 01, 2020

First book in the series. Action packed story where a group of closely related individuals take up the challenge of being the first to find the power which could change the world. There can only be one winner. Book 1 is set in France and there are lots of historical facts interweaved throughout the book.

JCLJENNYT Mar 21, 2020

I never read these as a kid because the premise never really drew me in but I figured I would read them just for the sake of knowing what the series was about. I don't think I would have liked these as a kid because I found them rather boring as an adult. I love Rick Riordan but these are no Percy Jackson. It felt very formulaic and generic. I'm not super into mysteries but this really felt like just a chase with no real reward. You pretty much know who the villains are right away and its like well which of these villains but they are all so generically evil that you can just interchange them and it makes no difference to the plot in fact that is largely what Riordan does.

If you are looking for something to scratch that RIordan itch after reading Percy Jackson maybe this would do it for you but I would highly recommend checking out his RIck Riordan presents books first.

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doomboy77
Jun 07, 2019

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"more of these books"

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Mr_Han
Oct 17, 2018

I hate this series. There is way too many books, and the never ending, tiring cliffhangers. Too many flipping clues to solve. >:(

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siboneyleeculham
Jul 06, 2018

loved the book never expected him to be working for the bad side

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Gwen904
Jun 01, 2018

Very intriguing start to cool series. It is not the best in the series, and certainly not the worst. The last couple of books were the worst (Amy fell in love with the wrong person and ended up having her ex-boyfriend die for her even though she really didn't love him anymore and he thought she did). Also, one of the middling books was pretty bad (Amy was falling in love with her COUSIN; like, what the heck?!). Altogether, 'The 39 Clues' is not something I would read again, but it *was* entertaining and overall pretty good throughout. There was a lot of unevenness and ups and downs (probably due to the fact that each book was written by a different author).

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coolrox521
Nov 22, 2017

this is the first book of the 39 clues.i read the first ten pages and i loved itπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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SULAV SHAKYA
Jun 27, 2017

This book was an excellent start to a horrible series. This book starts out the series great and when I read it for the first time I was excited for reading the series. However, the book series continues to use the same formula for all its books, it gets extremely boring after the 5th book. This book is very good, but I would give up reading on this series, it's not worth it. The only thing I link about this series is the multiple authors, shame this idea went to waste.

Rick Riordan wove a very exciting story in "The Maze of Bones", one that in my opinion is better than his Percy Jackson series. If he had written the entire series, it would have been amazing, but as things were it gradually went downhill. I was disappointed by Peter Lerangis' contributions to the series, and feel that the others, while enjoyable (particularly when Patrick Carman and Margaret Peterson Haddix are responsible), don't come close to Riordan's level of quality. He managed to mix in all of the teams in a fast-paced, adventurous chase to find the Cahill family's most carefully guarded secret. And, in my opinion, the various series-within-the-series dragged it out much too far. If Rick Riordan had written them all, the quantity of the books would have been much less, but the quality would have been much, much better.

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salmanj
Aug 24, 2015

Amzing Book

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yashkapadia
Aug 11, 2015

Trust No One.

Jacksparrow69 Jan 15, 2014

you have been chsen in the greatest most perilouse undertaking of all time a quest of vital importance to the cahill family...... and the world at large

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NovelQueen
Mar 27, 2013

"You could've killed us!" Dan had a big grin on his face. "Do that again!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Grace Cahill - "There was no need to worry. You're not nearly important enough to eliminate."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Witness - "Ten minutes later, she was found in the bathroom with the diary and a knife! I feared for my life!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

One False Note - Bonus Material

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Grace Cahill - "Yes. Did you know that you make a very strange noise when you breath? It sounds rather like a hippopotamus trying to whistle."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Wittness - "I stood right behind her and took diligent watch--"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

One False Note - Bonus Material

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navy_turtle_237
Jul 11, 2020

Amy and Dan Cahill are the descendants of Grace Cahill, who died suddenly. Dan and Amy, with the help of their close friend Nellie, are now tasked with searching for the family fortune that Grace left behind with a series of clues. They eventually end up in a maze of bones after other relatives interfere, and they find a clue that leads them to another country. The hunt for clues continues… Read the first book to find out more!

Even though I read this book many years ago, the enthralling plot still sticks with me. This is a great starter mystery for young readers!

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bumblebee012
Jul 22, 2015

This is a really good book.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Amy and Dan choose the chance and enter the Clue hunt, competing against more experienced Clue hunters: the Holts, Alistair Oh, the Starlings, the Kabras, Jonah Wizard, and Irina Spasky. Pursuing clues hidden in Grace's library and the Franklin Institute, Dan and Amy discover that Benjamin Franklin has hidden a clue in Paris. After convincing their au pair Nellie to chaperone their trip, Amy and Dan travel to Paris. While on the journey, Amy and Dan discover the conflict-ridden history of the Cahills that Grace hid from them to protect them. Racing through Parisβ€”above ground and undergroundβ€”the siblings solves codes and ciphers and find the clue in a vial. The Kabras steal the vial, but Dan solves the puzzle on the envelope they received at the beginning of their hunt and discovers the clue: "iron solute". Amy's Internet searches for Franklin leads them to the probable location of the second Clue: Vienna, Austria, the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Nikola_D
Mar 30, 2012

Th mother of Amy (a 14 year old girl) and Dan (a boy) Caihill

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chelseali
Mar 19, 2012

In the book 39 Clues,Amy and Dan Cahill and their power-hungry relatives are part of the greatest families on earth. They are chosen to choose between a millon dollars or a dangerous quest. Of course they choose the quest which change their lives forever.

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happycanada
Aug 21, 2011

39 Clues Bk1

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henein
Aug 10, 2011

Instead of 39 steps, billionaire Grace Cahill left her heirs 39 clues scattered around the world. At the end of this circuitous trail are the answers to a great family mystery, but Amy and Dan must decide whether any prize can be more important than the rescue of their missing parents. The beginning of an enthralling ten-book arc.

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KC_135
Feb 03, 2011

If you found out your family is the MOST POWERFUL family in history, and has hidden 39 clues around the world, would go for it? Amy and Dan have a choice to make, a million dollars, or a search for 39 clues to become the most powerful person in history. Turning away the million dollars, they go around the world with their au pair, Nellie and cat, Saladin, to be in great danger.
AWESOME STORY MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!

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firex100
Oct 18, 2010

What will you chose? a clue or aa million dollars? amy and dan chose to take the clue that will potentialy change their lives forever...!

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white_lion_84 Aug 19, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This book had pretty shocking and sad scenes!!!

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