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Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues #10)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  55,556 Ratings  ·  870 Reviews
The explosive finale to the #1 bestselling series!
Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, have had enough. Not only do they have to find the 39 Clues first, they're expected to reunite their backstabbing family - the same people who killed their parents. But Amy and Dan haven't survived explosions and assassination attempts for nothing. They have a plan
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Hardcover, 327 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2010)
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Colin
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 39-clues
I must read this book!
the 9th 39 clues leaves
a good cliff hanger.
Kristine Lopez
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
THIS IS THE TOTALLY GREATEST OF THE PREVIOUS BOOKS!!!! :DDD
as in like, GREATER THAN THE GREATS!
I finished it after 5 hours! and I ended up sleeping at pass 1am. AND FYI, I have classes. SO I am SOOO SLEEPY during our whole CLASS PERIOD! even now...
*yawn*
BUT OF COURSE...I won't sleep because I want every bit of the story to stay inside my head up until I finish this review. AND HERE I AM...STARTING TO TALK ABOUT IT...right...NOW.


39 Clues.Into the Gauntlet. The final installment of the hunt of the
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Mike
For a kid's/YA adventure book, quite the fitting ending.
Mugdha  Keskar
The explosive finale to the #1 bestselling series! Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, have had enough. Not only do they have to find the 39 Clues first, they're expected to reunite their backstabbing family - the same people who killed their parents. But Amy and Dan haven't survived explosions and assassination attempts for nothing. They have a plan to finish the Clue hutn on their own terms. Too bad there's a final, fatal secret the Madrigals haven't told them. A secret ...more
Lisa Brown
The final of the original 39 Clues series, and in my opinion, the best book of them all. Amy and Dan have not only discovered that they truly are from the Madrigal branch of the family, but that they must try and reunite the other branches in order to truly win and find the final of the 39 clues. As they search in London for the final clue, the younger generation of each of the other branches begin to mistrust their parents. One by one, they begin to decide that they need to join forces, however ...more
Laura
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, after reading all nine books, I get to the last one in this exciting series… but, wait a minute, I’m not so sure it IS the last one! Apart from the bonus book, The Black Book of Buried Secrets, that is being released on October 26, 2010 (in which the hidden secrets and mysteries surrounding history’s most notorious family are uncovered) the ending of The 39 Clues left some unanswered questions. “Our adventures aren’t over, Dan thought. But they are for now.” So, entretemps, this series ...more
Keri
Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Ah the 39 clues is such a fast pace, thrilling, mysterious, alliances and betrayal, exciting twists and turn series. I really like all of the books. They were all easy, and fun to read. But I just finished the 9th book yesterday and me and my sister heard the last
Book came out a few days ago. So we looked at the library, 18 holds on the book. We COULDNT wait that long. :P so I was out shopping with a friend and my sister went to barnes and
Noble to buy it. :D she finished the whole booK yesterday
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Anastasia Antonova
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Это было отлично. Мысли немного разбегаются, но чаще всего всплывают несколько. Это ведь конец, да? Вполне логический. С ноткой нераскрытой тайны и обещанием эпичного продолжения в следующей серии. Так к чему же одиннадцатая книга именно в этой серии, а не во второй? Впрочем, почитаю и узнаю. Финал как таковой отличный. Сумасшедшая злодейка, открытие тайн, сплочение. Больше говорить не буду, иначе дико наспойлерю. Хотя, очень хочется излить все свои бушующие размышления. Единственное что, любовн ...more
Jonah
Aug 28, 2013 added it
Shelves: 39-clues, favorites
OK, this book is one of the books that made me cry. It's not great. Not good. Not awesome. The only word to desribe it is this: Epic. Margaret Peterson Haddix did an amazing job with this book. In the beginning, we are informed how much the Clue Hunt has tired two till-recently-ordinary kids and how much they think that the ambitions of the Madrigals seem unlikely to happen to the kids' eyes, with the best possible way. Then, we see Jonah Wizard, his first appearance after The Emperor's Code. He ...more
TerryC
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Addy
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. the Vespers series!!
Kenya (ReviewsMayVary)
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roctbf18, audio-books
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.
Kate  Jackson
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
stars: 4.5/5
No many words: this saga will stay on my heart.
Melissa Snyder
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great youth series with lots of nerdy history tidbits thrown into a worldwide hunt for clues.
Joyce Chan
Feb 07, 2011 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.

"Ian had always been taught that truth was a very flexible thing. His mother could smile brightly
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Heidi Olivia
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
It's 39 clues but only 10 books - I kinda expected 39 books. And Book #11 is not just by Rick Riordan but a combi of 4 authors and not about Amy & Dan (yup, I peeked after realising that this one ends Amy & Dan's adventures - all secrets revealed, all their enemies become friends, excepting the evil Isabel Kabra.
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
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Lady Flo
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One word is enough to describe. PERFECT.
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
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Tarissa
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! 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?
Tori "Carina"
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent plot, not the least bit boring!
Suzan
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Cathy
Really a 3.5, but I had to round up because I enjoyed the series as a whole. 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 ...more
Isabella M
Oct 16, 2015 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. Isabel Kabra. She will do anything to get the secret formula, including trying to kill Amy and Dan Cahill in the worst possible ways, Even shooting her own daughter and threatening her son. Amy and Dan need to find a way to subdue ...more
Dione Basseri
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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! 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 ...more
Jon Cox
This was a decent end to a long and sometimes enjoyable series. I did enjoy the human side of the story where the younger generation, plus one old person decide to follow their consciences instead of the past behavior of their elders.

Plot wise, however, there were obviously some fairly unrealistic events that occurred. That's par for the course in this series. But I wish that Haddix had researched her rock climbing sequence a bit better. There are a few glaring errors in that one. And the resol
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Dj
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Matthew
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was about the brother and sister,Dan and Amy, arriving at the "end" of their quest. But all of their rival relatives are there. they all race to find the last clues and some would do anything to obtain it. The kids uncle gives the recipe for the potion to make someone the most powerful cahill at gunpoint but as the rival woman makes it she is disrupted and it is destroyed. at the end, everyone gives the recipe to Dan and Amy and they find out everything that ever happened. it was a ver ...more
Heather
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A very good ending to the series, though I wonder if there will be more in the future. The option was left somewhat open. I am intrigued to see how they will cram this whole series into next year's movie. That should be fun!
Jerry
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

A bit longer and more "epic" than the previous volumes in this series, this installment dishes up the usual thrills. Fans who have read The 39 Clues up to this point should definitely keep reading.

Score: 4/5
Katie20
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2nd-term-reading
this is the longest book in the series but it is still very short
Angelo Parcesepe
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Se pueden morir, tenía casi que la mitad de la reseña hecha y se apagó la computadora, no, chao.

PD: Agregué tantos liros de golpe porque estaba de vacaciones y no tenía internet aka sufrimiento.
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Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil ...more
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