This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Loved this book series, my favorite part probably being where all the branches of one large treasure-hunting family comes together to defeat the main bad guy. Overall, I definitely would recommend it because of how amazingly the book pieces together.
Although you have to read the first book to understand the next, nonetheless, it was still an amazing book. View 1 comment. This is the last book in a series, I think. The 10th. So, obviously, a lot has happened. But I really enjoyed this conclusion and the level of "reminders" about previous happenings.
Feb 08, Ocean Weeks rated it it was amazing. Nov 08, Addy S. This book was really good! No inappropriate language: I was sad that it's the last book in the series, but the ending was good. A considerable amount of violence, to caution you. Can't wait to start on the Cahills VS. Aug 31, Kate Jackson rated it really liked it. Mar 27, Melissa Snyder rated it it was amazing. This is a great youth series with lots of nerdy history tidbits thrown into a worldwide hunt for clues. Feb 07, Joyce Chan rated it it was amazing.
Prompt: My own prompt: What technique does the author use to make this book more compelling? Focus on one technique and find examples to prove why you think that example was funny. The technique the author to make this book more compelling is using humor. There are quite many examples of this technique in this book and all the others in this series although every book is written by a different author.
His mother could smile brightly Prompt: My own prompt: What technique does the author use to make this book more compelling? His mother could smile brightly at another woman and say so charmingly, "Oh, that dress is just perfect for you. Wherever did you get it? Not only that, the adjectives "hideous, shapeless and repulsive"are whimsical words to describe clothes. I also like the phrase "shapeless old hag", the image in my mind when I picture this is amusing. The dude really knew how to insult people. The fact that the insults were written in old times illustrates an even more interesting twist to his insults.
To me, Shakespeare is like a really old man but now I know he writes insults, he seems more real to me. Some of the words that he used are still common nowadays, increasing the hilarious aspect of this passage. By the way, I am not sure what 'outvenoms' is "Begone! Let us finish our play, meet our intended fates This passage was funny because the actor was just in the middle of talking about fate but then his fate changed. View all 16 comments. Dec 26, Heidi Olivia rated it liked it Shelves: read. It's 39 clues but only 10 books - I kinda expected 39 books.
This final book takes them to London, the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon, culminating in this uncharted isle off the Irish coasts - the ultra-secret Cahill h It's 39 clues but only 10 books - I kinda expected 39 books. This final book takes them to London, the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon, culminating in this uncharted isle off the Irish coasts - the ultra-secret Cahill home isle. Overall, the series make pretty good reading for children of 11 -1 4 years of age.
Especially this one that attempts to inculcate a love or at least an interest in Shakespeare with Dan looking up the many different ways Shakespeare invented insults: "You idiot," Amy muttered. I liked this little dialog between Jonah and Miss Pluderbottom, Iowa school teacher who has "been teaching Shakespeare to high school students in Cedar Grove, Iowa, for the past forty-nine years. It made her look even scarier.
Is that correct? Apr 15, Lady Flo rated it it was amazing. One word is enough to describe. However, I am gonna say some more. Till previous book, each book was equal to one clue. From previous one, first, branches began to share clues among themselves, now whole family shared their clues. Actually, all clue hunting was for to reunite five branches as accomplished in this book.
Scenes of family unison with young generation, except Uncle Alistair who was older all of others, was so touching because they understood their parents faults and could One word is enough to describe. Scenes of family unison with young generation, except Uncle Alistair who was older all of others, was so touching because they understood their parents faults and could see or find the truth.
This book is supposed to be the last one of the 39 Clues series.
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Actually it was, with a great ending. Yet, it was also a beginning to the new and dangerous adventure which requires a united family. View all 4 comments. Jun 06, Tarissa rated it it was amazing. Love this middle grade series. On the whole, the series introduces kids to history and important people. Although it might warp the true facts a bit, I don't mind for the sake of adventure and intrigue. Book 10 is positively epic. I can't imagine what even takes place in the final book of the first 39 Clues series.
Guess I'm about to find out though! After reading this one it really got me to thinking. The 39 Clues would make for an awesome movie or TV series. Now wouldn't it? Oct 04, Tori "Carina" rated it it was amazing. Excellent plot, not the least bit boring! Feb 02, Suzan rated it really liked it. I love the principle characters of this series and I love that though it is a childrens series it's an intelligent childrens series that doesn't assume kids to be ignorant as it includes a lot of educational facts as well, with this book focusing on Shakespeare as a Cahill ancestor and the key to the final clue in the clue hunt.
I loved the Kabra kids finally took a good look at their mother and decided to break away and not allow themselves to become like her. A lot of Amy and Dan's relatives t I love the principle characters of this series and I love that though it is a childrens series it's an intelligent childrens series that doesn't assume kids to be ignorant as it includes a lot of educational facts as well, with this book focusing on Shakespeare as a Cahill ancestor and the key to the final clue in the clue hunt.
A lot of Amy and Dan's relatives took a good look at themselves in this book and decided they didn't like what they seen and while they aren't suddenly a happy family as that would be unrealistic, they do seem to have reconciled some of their family, the main rivals on the hunt have become allies and could become friends in the future, Amy and Dan have succeeded in their mission and it looks like they're finally going to get justice for their parents deaths as Alistair is going to redeem himself by finally coming forward about the events of the night their parents were killed and testify against Isabelle Kabra.
It's also revealed that this is not the end of the series as I thought it would be which I'm glad to hear as they've resolved some of the problems within their family and now will face a threat from a rival family. I'm looking forward to the series continuing! Really a 3.
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, Book 10) by Margaret Peterson Haddix | LibraryThing
Wrapping up a 10 book mystery is quite a task. Doing so when you aren't the author of the first 9 books was probably harder. Overall Haddix did an OK job. I didn't feel like the kids' voices range particularly true, especially the supporting characters. And having to wrap things up caused a lot of points to feel overly simplified, minus some of the depth and emotion I'd come to hope for in this series, if not expect wit Really a 3.
And having to wrap things up caused a lot of points to feel overly simplified, minus some of the depth and emotion I'd come to hope for in this series, if not expect with the revolving door of authors. And a few points were just too unbelievable, like a flat-screen TV and all of the accompanying electronics and wiring showing up at a crucial point where it just couldn't have happened; it was an easy answer that felt disrespectful to the kids and adults reading the book.
Nevertheless, the author did generally capture the tone and wording of the series, brought in and resolved a lot of the previous plot points, and started another mystery as a bonus. And who'll win prizes from this contest? We'll see! Jun 01, Dione Basseri rated it it was amazing Shelves: type-prose , reviewed , genre-ya , genre-mystery. So, it was pretty obvious where this was going several books ago, but it was still pretty satisfying to get to the end!
After several books looking at the four original Cahill branches, we finally learn about a Madrigal: Shakespeare!
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Dan, Amy, and Nellie jaunt about London, gathering the final clues, while the other teams simply follow them. But alliances are shifting and people are beginning to realize whom their family members really are. This leads to a final few chapters worthy of a National So, it was pretty obvious where this was going several books ago, but it was still pretty satisfying to get to the end! This leads to a final few chapters worthy of a National Treasure movie!
But I'm just Because there's one more book in the main series, and apparently we're not done with things.
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There's new things. And more books. And, while I'm glad there's more, I'm a bit concerned over how enjoyable this all could be, without the main series conflict. But I am certainly going to keep reading! Here we go! Oct 16, Isabella M rated it it was amazing. Into the Gauntlet, 39 Clues, is an adventurous book about how two kids, Amy and Dan Cahill, who are nearing the end of their quest to find the 39 clues.
Now that they know their objective as a Madrigal is to bring the family together, only one person stands in her way. Sign in to see the full collection. Once Amy and Dan Cahill's choice was simple—take a million dollars or the first of 39 Clues that lead to the source of unimaginable power.
Now it's clear that the hunt for Clues is bigger than anything that Amy and Dan could ever have imagined. Juvenile Fiction Mystery Suspense. Text Difficulty: Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget. You can still place a hold on the title, and your hold will be automatically filled as soon as the title is available again.
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The Kabra children have been taught that truth is a flexible thing. The teams are willing to lie, cheat, steal and betray in order to get the clues. Isabel Kabra's goal is to rule the world. She expects obedience or death. When Ian stands up to her and says he will think for himself, she slaps him, a move that destroys his trust in her. She later shoots Natalie in the foot in order to get Ian to cooperate with her. Isabel is obsessed with the serum and will kill anyone who stands in her way of getting it. She disowns her kids because they refuse to do things the way she wants them done.
Nellie risks her life to protect the children and then demands that the McIntyres thank the children for saving the world and apologize to them for all of the hurts caused along the way. She stays on as a "big sister" so that the kids have someone to watch out for them as they return to their regular lives. Isabel and Starlings refer to Dan and Amy as brats. Amy calls Dan an idiot and a moron.
Nellie refers to the kids as goobers. Isabel tells her kids that they are imbeciles and slaps Ian when he says he thinks for himself now. Family members constantly fight with each other. Jonah's mom blackmails him back into the hunt by threatening to turn him into the police for the damage he did at the Globe.
Eisenhower punches Dan in the face. Hamilton tackles Eisenhower in order to help Dan. Jonah is struck by rocks in an avalanche and is left unconscious. His family members run for cover and leave him behind. Isabel has the rest of the family on the island tied up in the cemetery and threatens to kill them. She fires warning shots into the air and then aims her gun at Hamilton's heart.
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