A surprising twist brings Amy and Dan back to New England for their first mission on U.S. soil since the beginning of the Clue hunt. But being close to home is anything but a comfort. The siblings have learned that there's a mole in the Cahill organization.... And the traitor is one of their closest confidantes. However, this betrayal is overshadowed when Amy and Dan make an even more devastating discovery: the truth about the Vespers' real plan. Burdened with this terrifying information, Amy and Dan are forced to ask an impossible question: Is it more important to save the hostages...or stop the Vespers?
©2012 Linda Sue Park (P)2012 Scholastic
The characters are growing up, as you would expect through a series like this.
Septimus Heap book series, Artemus Fowl book series, these are adventures with the "growing up" theme and beginner romance interspersed.
Amy finding out about the mole in the group/family. And the Voynich Manuscript!
Around the world again and again
This is a Young Adult offering, so one should expect a fun romp around the world that goes non-stop from start to finale, which is to say, the set up for the next book in the series. The 39 clues series is altogether one of this geography teachers favorite books series, because it gets my students to look up places and history.
yes it was fun to listen to in the truck. We looked for places to go so we could hear the next chapter.
The fact that my teenager and I had something to talk about.The story is about kids that do amazing things.
When they thought they had missed a deadline.
Whereas all the other books in the series have plenty of substance and credibility, this book really undoes all the great work of the previous authors. There is no red thread that connects the back story and worse still the central characters start to go through a major personality change!
Same as usual - stunning repertoire of dialects and intonation keeps it all believable.
I'm sure others will agree - we'd rather wait longer for the next instalment than listen to the weak ill conceived story we were duped with on this occasion.
My kids love the 39 Clues series as our family has listened to all the books together as we have been traveling. The problem with this book is that it introduced kid unfriendly elements (ie naked women, profanity, and a unnecessary death scene) that were absent in the other books. These elements were not only undesirable in a kids series but tainted the whole experience for our family (we didn't finish the book). I understand the author has won several awards but if I were Scholastic, I'd keep her away from the series!
David Pittu is excellent!!!
too short. your gonna want to read the whole series. ive previously read all the 39 clue books to date. but being able to listen to them adds a new depth to the story, most importantly it makes connections with the characters that you might not have noticed otherwise.
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