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The Joshua Files Invisible City (The Joshua Files #1)

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Joshua's life was pretty cool - until his father was reported dead in an air crash in Mexico.
Was it tragic accident? Why was the plane miles off course? Were there really UFOs in the sky at the time of the crash?
In the depths of the Mexican jungle, with a deadly international hit man on his trail, Josh must find the truth about an incredible, dangerous secret - and try to...more
Paperback, Booked Up Edition, 363 pages
Published 2010 by Scholastic (first published 2008)
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Flobot007
Invisible City was a great book with lots of action and adventure. Josh, the main character, is just a normal teen without a father, however the story of his father's disapearence is what catches the atention of many. His father was a victim of a plane crash, or was it. Josh is posative his father was murdered by a secret government agentcy, because of his father's death his mother is put into shock and cannot reallly take care of Josh. This sparks Josh to go on an epic journy with his friends...more
Ericsoccerboy
The invisible city by M.G. Harris was a fantastic novel it was fast paced action packed and well thought out the plot of the story didn't go too quickly for the reader not to understand and not too slow for them to get bored.
The story starts off in Oxford England where the main character Joshua, and his parents live. One day Joshua comes home to find the terrible news that his father died on a archeological dig in Mexico. They say it was a plane crash that killed him but Joshua thinks otherwis...more
Oky Septya
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Kimberlee
Jul 12, 2011 Kimberlee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction and Adventure Fans
Shelves: youth-fiction
My son purchased this book at a school book fair intrigued by the mystery of the title, "Invisible City" . Although this book is written for grades 5 thorough 8th and he loves adventure stories and science fictions he was having a hard time getting into the story, so I picked up the book to try to see why he was having difficulty with the book.

At first I thought that the difficulties may have to do with the reading level of the text but as I read I discovered the real difficulties were with them...more
J.Elle
I'm hiding the review because of spoilers, but the only real spoiler is the time that was wasted to read the book.

Why I keep torturing myself to finish pitiful books that aren’t worth my time, I have yet to figure out. This was no exception. Joshua’s dad is reported dead and his mom begins to unravel as a result. Joshua is skeptical about the reports of his death and starts to investigate. It doesn’t take him long to get caught up in some huge Mayan mystery and he sets off to Mexico with two fri...more
Andrea Ika
Josh's father is missing in Mexico, presumed dead, probably murdered. Obsessed with conspiracy theories, Josh suspects a cover-up and starts a secret blog ('The Joshua Files') to voice his fears. Revelations from Mexico throw Josh's mother into turmoil leaving him to pick up the pieces. He travels to Mexico with two teenage friends, Tyler and Ollie. They uncover the truth about a mysterious young woman seen recently with his father – Josh’s long-lost half-sister and learn the secret of Josh's fa...more
Andy (◕‿◕✿)
Invisible City is an action packed novel, one of those books that once you pick up, you won't find yourself putting down for a long while. Although the other parts in the series aren't so great, this book is a definite must read for any action lovers.

I actually met M.G. Harris when this book had just been released, and I have a signed copy of it, along with a picture! I wrote her a letter which I gave to her, and to my surprise, she sent me a reply!! She's a really lovely person, very happy and...more
Linda
This is just the kind of story that I enjoy the most- one of travel and adventure. It turns out that it's the first book in a series called The Joshua Files and that there are 3 or 4 more books. It started out to be an incredible adventure story and then turned into a fantasy sort of story. Parts of it were unbelievable for either an adventure or a fantasy story but that is a minor pickiness on my part because overall the story was so good. The mother/grandmother in me thought "Huh? A mother wou...more
Eva
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Robert
Sebuah buku novel yang memang sesuai dengan label yang diberikan oleh editornya: "Novel Remaja". Menceritakan petualangan Josh Garcia, seorang anak remaja Inggris yang terlibat what-so-called "petualangan luar biasa" di Meksiko karena menyelidiki kematian misterius ayahnya, seorang arkeolog terkenal yang menyelidiki peradaban Maya Kuno.

Sebenarnya di bagian sinopsis, saya sudah tertarik dengan deskripsi yang disematkan si penulis pada karakter Josh yang biasa-biasa saja, seperti remaja normal lai...more
Kacii
In M.G. Harris's first installment of the Joshua Files series, 'Invisible City' sets off a good precedent. A thirteen year-old boy names Joshua, or Josh as his friends call him, investigates the disappearance of his father. The police report said that Josh's dad had been killed when his plane crashed, but Josh thinks otherwise.

Josh delves into the mystery of his father’s disappearance and experiences several pulse-pounding and heart-stopping adventures as he comes to terms with the truth and rea...more
Nalia
Awalnya iseng aja bacanya tapi karena mata gatel pingin baca buku dan kebetulan buku ini memang belum di sentuh, yaah, dibaca juga deh...
reaksi pertama :Waduh, sejarah...
reaksi kedua : tapi seru juga
reaksi ketiga : agak bosan di pertengahan
reaksi setelah baca buku : boleh laah. ceritanya cukup bagus dan nambah pengetahuan juga tentang suku Maya juga...

Ceritanya tentang Joshua Marcia, umur 13 tahun -Masih SMP kan!?- yang dapat kabar bahwa ayahnya tiba-tiba meninggal saat sedang berekspedisi di Me...more
Nithya Garg
Well, this book was actually really entertaining and interesting. I been pretty interested in Mayan mythology and history lately, and I think this book was the reason why!!! It definetely trys to scare you about 2012 and all that shiz, but I dont really get scared by these type of theories, even if they are true!! It definitely was a huge play on imagination, and I'm impressed that the author of this book cold even pull off such a random plot formation, as it all kinda ties in with her dramatic...more
Fenny
Kebetulan banget pas lagi penasaran sama serial ini, pas lagi ada sale di gramedia. Ceritanya sendiri cukup seru, saya suka karena gak ada unsur ‘konten dewasa’nya dan petualangannya terasa sekali. Sebuah penyegaran membaca cerita anak yang penuh petualangan, seru, dan menegangkan. Mirip dengan serial Bartimaeus, tanpa ada unsur komedi di dalamnya.

Agak tercengang juga dengan tokoh Joshua yang (kalau tdk salah) baru berumur 12 tahun tapi telah terlibat sebuah petualangan yang sebegitu kompleks. A...more
Jessica
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Sheila
M. G. Harris’ Invisible City in her The Joshua Files series tells of Joshua, a teen-ager, whose archeologist father was searching for an ancient Mayan codex that contained information about 2012 and the end of the world. Learning that his father died under mysterious circumstances, Joshua sets out to discover the truth about his father’s possible murder. Traveling to Mexico Joshua discovers information about dreams he has been having, as well as information about his grandfather, father, and him...more
Gemzi
have just come back from the US a few days ago, so right now I am REALLY behind on my blogging. Now, for the JOSHUA FILES!




The book Joshua Files- Invisible City was one of my desired summer reads. It was actually the only book on the list that I took on holiday (OOOOOOOOPS) but it was amazing! As you should know from the post below that it is about on boy on mission. This boy is Joshua Garcia and he has a blog. Not like my blog of course. This blog is different. The purpose of his blog is to fin...more
Marshiee Kai
Joshua is a 13 year old boy when his father is reportedly dead after a freak accident. His father is a teacher and an archaeologist. His life is turn upside down when his father is dead. While his mother is mourning and can't seem to hold anything together, Joshua somehow know that there's a reason behind his father's accident.
He try to investigate his father's death and record all of it in his blog which he named, Joshua Files. He then set out to an adventure with his friends, Tyler and Ollie...more
123sami
There has been much speculation on the whole 2012 apocalyptic theories. Some think that a disease will wipe out humanity, others think that a meteor will hit earth, and others have a few other crazy ideas. Yet, in this book you find that the apocalypse theory is a very creative one with an antagonist who actually has a reason for being against the protagonist. Although this book is much influenced by the same old government conspiracy idea, it stands apart from it as well. For one instance, the...more
Bunga Mawar
Bagi saya jenis angkutan darat yang paling nyaman untuk menghabiskan bacaan adalah KRL. Jalannya lurus di atas rel, tidak berbelok-belok. Tempat2 berhentinya tetap setiap saat kecuali ada tangan iseng yang menarik tuas rem darurat. Lajunya relatif stabil membuat penumpang tidak goyang2. Dalam KRL, bahkan sambil berdiri pun saya masih bisa membaca buku yang menarik. Asalkan cahaya cukup, tentunya.

Nah, jadi saya tak menyangka suatu hari di akhir Juli 2009 bisa membaca banyak halaman dari sebuah b...more
ayu-si-peri-kecil yudha
Joshua, pemuda yg tadinya hidup biasa-biasa saja mendadak harus berpetualang demi mengetahui misteri atas kematian ayahnya, seorang arkeolog yang sedang meneliti sisa-sisa peradaban suku Maya.

Joshua tidak pernah percaya bahwa kemtian ayahnya hanya kecelakaan semata. Akhirnya Joshua memutuskan untuk menyelidiki kematian ayahnya yg di saat terakhirnya sempat berkomunikasi dengan arkeolog lainnya tentang suku Maya dan kota yang hilang.

Joshua yang tadinya ditemani oleh Ollie dan Tyler terpaksa harus...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

Last Joshua had heard from his father, he was in Mexico searching for an ancient codex believed to contain key information regarding the 2012 Mayan Prophecy foretelling the end of the world.

Now, his father has been reported dead in a mysterious plane crash. Believing his father's death was probably not an accident, Joshua flies across the Atlantic to investigate. There he runs into unknown relatives, shady American intelligence agents, a secret society, and...more
Earvin Komansilan
Akhirnya ada satu lagi buku yang nambah pengetahuan . Kali ini tentang suku maya .

ceritanya sih asik
sejak awal udah penuh misteri lalu berbalut aksi yang sedikit banyak mirip Indiana Jones .

tadinya mau ngasih rating 4.5-5 cuma agak bingung dengan " kutukan " dari codex ix yang ternyata disebabkan karena hal itu . tapi kenapa si josh kebal sama hal itu ckck
Rian Tuanakotta
The report of his father death begin this boy adventure through the secret of the family blood. First impression it's just like harry potter, but in this book the story blend with magical world of Mayan Tribe from Indie below the Mexico surface. He is part of secret order/clan and have unbelievable responsibility towards the existence of his clan. Just like Harry Potter, ordinary teenager in real world, and famous person in underground world.

But I disagree much of the technology which described...more
Ratri Anugrah
Joshua tinggal di Oxford, London dan masih berumur 13 tahun. Dia sudah dua tahun ini berlatih capoeira. Dia mulai menulis blog ketika dia merasa kematian ayahnya tidaklah wajar. Entah karena dia memang terlalu pintar untuk dikelabui oleh polisi atau keinginannya menolak kematian ayahnya terlalu kuat, dia mulai menyelidiki kematian sang ayah. Ibunya, yang seorang dosen sejarah Inggris, sudah cukup tertekan mendapat berita kematian suaminya dan harus menjalani perawatan psikis saat D.I. Barrat men...more
Jacob Atkinson
A brilliant book which uses the history of the Mayans and other ancient civilisations in the 21st-century world - capturing the element of the old prophecies made by the Mayans and successfully putting them into a mysterious modern-world context where they are about to come true, Harris's writing is nothing short of brilliant!
Sian
Jun 22, 2008 Sian rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like adventures with good twists
Recommended to Sian by: no one the orange plastic cover caught my eye
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Annie
Sep 06, 2011 Annie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 6th-8th graders
If the main character in this book weren't just 13, I'd like it more. Some of the events in this book are a bit much for its intended age range, I think. I mean - murder is fine, I guess, but decapitation? Adultery? The main character's mom goes to the hospital for depression and the boy just continues to live at home? Suspicious. Also - he blogs about everything when things are supposed to be top-secret. As a librarian trying to teach students Internet safety, this seems pretty irresponsible. A...more
Zeynep Merve
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Jinky Spring
Well I've gotta say this one was kind of a disappointment.


After reading Arrival by Chris Morphew I thought this book would be similar as they're both about the end of the world. There were some really interesting concepts in this book in fact a lot more science fiction than Arrival. But I felt the characters lacked depth and there wasn't enough suspense. I really liked the theories in this book and I will definitely continue the series. But I think Chris Morphew deserves the most credit.
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Author Bio:
M.G. Harris was born in Mexico City and raised in Manchester, England. She studied Biochemistry at St Catherine's College Oxford and stuck around for even more at St Cross College.

To this day she lives in Oxford. It's not an easy place to leave.

The first job M.G. Harris was ever aware of wanting to do, aged six, was to write children’s books. Then, aged eight and inspired by Doctor Who...more
More about M.G. Harris...
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