The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)

The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)

By Rick Riordan

189 ratings 209 reviews 301 followers
Book 1 of 11 in the  The 39 Clues Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5U4.345905
The first book in the #1 bestselling phenomenon sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues!

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN-13: 9780545060394
ISBN-10: 0545060397
Published on 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 220

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The story starts with Amy and Dan learning that their grandmother has died. They listen to a recording and get asked the question 1,000,000 dollars or the first clue for the 39 clues? They ask au pair Nellie if she will come with them as their guardian. It takes a bit of time but after Nellie heard them say there would be a reward for her she decides to join. Amy, Dan, and Nellie go to the catacombs through a tunnel. They find a pile of skulls with numbers on they're four heads. I think this would be a good book for people who like adventurous or mystery books. Because they travel a lot and the author does a good job of describing what the surroundings look like. The reason this book is good for people who like mystery books is that they have to figure something out and you can try and solve it before them.

Rick Riordan has been my favorite author for a long time. And this book was really terrific! It has the perfect amount of mystery and betrayal. And shows that Riordan is truly a talented author. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!!!!

This series by multiple authors is amazing and full of excitement and suspense with each page. This book is about a clue hunt that leads to allies and enemies within Amy and Dan Cahill's family. Their life changes when their grandmother, Grace Cahill changes her will right before she dies which leads to the dangerous search of the 39 clues. I really recommend this book for all ages!

this book was amazing! im like SO obsessed with this series now lol!!

This book is an adventure for kids or teens or really any age. It has you on your toes, you never know whats going to happen. Its a mystery and has a great opening for the next book. It really shows how much family can be really important.

Five minutes before she died, Grace Cahill changed her will. The alternate one was one which might cause the end of her family, or even humanity itself. While attending their grandmother’s funeral. Amy and Dan Cahill discover that their family is the most influential in the history of the world. They are also given a choice. It is one million dollars, or a clue. The clue will mean life or death, and if they survive, they will become the most powerful cahills in history. Afraid their Aunt will steal their two million dollars, Amy and Dan instead choose the clue. They start a long journey, and in this book cover two countries, America and France. However, their journey still doesn’t end at the end of the book, as 39 clues are a lot. I recommend this adventure book for boys, grades third to sixth.

The main characters are nelly Cahill, Amy Cahill, and Dan Cahill. At the beginning of the story, Amy and dan’s aunt dies her name is grace Cahill and she was a wealthy person so she hosted this contest with all the Cahill family and the family has over 290 people in their family but a few days before the contest begins grace dies of old through security so they needed a person to go with them. Later in the story, the three Cahills Amy, dan, and nelly are in Italy and they are trying to find the second clue but three teams are caught up with them so they need to be sneaky. I recommend this book if you like mystery stuff and adventures I did this book because I love adventure books and age and dan and Amy get her inheritance so they get her nice mansion and all the money but the contest is about to begin and the contest is all around the world but they don't have a person to go with them to the action and this book have a ton of action.

A race. Life and death. Power hungry relatives. Amy and Dan lost their parents and only hand their grandmother , Grace. She was everything to them. Then she was gone. They are given a chance, walk away with one million dollars or the 39 clues. They choose the clues and are led onto a journey that could reward them…or kill them.

Amy and Dan Cahill's life changed the day of their grandmother's funeral. Amy and Dan- with all the other Cahill relatives had a choice- 1 million dollars or the first clue. Most chose the money, but some stayed for the clue, including Amy and Dan. Now, the siblings had to find the 39 clues before the rest of their relatives, and stay alive doing it. Near death experiences, clues, mysteries, and an au pair are just some of the things Amy and Dan face. But one thing is for sure- they must stay alive to get the clues. Adventure and mystery makes you keep on reading, and want more once you're finished. Make sure to check out the second book in the Cahill's adventure- One False Note! Happy reading!

This book is awesome! It is a little intense and may not be a good book to read if you are younger or sensitive. The characters, SPOILER, Dan and Amy Cahill are great. They are regular but extraordinary kids like us, and have to face choices that a adult can't handle. They have to choose the right or wrong thing, and they always find a way to get through puzzles and shocking truths.

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