Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Review: The 39 Clues

Alright, time for another book review from yours truly. I will be reviewing the series, The 39 Clues.

The books are written like The Da Vinci Code, but for children. They take real facts from history and made a fun adventure around it. Book one starts out with Amy and Dan Cahill, two orphans who are given a choice between one million dollars or a clue. They take the clue and start on the hunt for the 39 clues, which are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on the Earth.

Amy and Dan Cahill learn that they are from members of the Cahill family, whose members have shaped the history of their world. There are different branches of the Cahill family who are constantly competing against each other in search for the 39 clues.

The books are easy to read and are quite fun and exciting. My two older sons read them first and begged for my husband and I to read them too. We ended up really getting into the books. 

The series contains 11 different books averaging a little over 200 pages a piece. They are written by different authors, but they did a good job at making the series flow as if they were written by one person. 

Now, here is my disclaimer. The books did a good job with not adding anything sexual to the books. But, they do take the Lord's name in vain; not a lot, but it is there. There are no other swear words in the book. There also is some violence in these books; people die, and plot to kill others while they are on the clue hunt. If these books were a movie it would get a PG rating. 

I would recommend these books to both boys and girls who are at least eight or older. 

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