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The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
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Apr 09, 2009

bookshelves: lis-565, realistic-fiction
Read in April, 2009

Amy and Dan are members of the Cahills, a family any conspiracy theorist would drool over: most history-makers are in some way related to the Cahills.

When Amy & Dan's grandmother dies, they expect to inherit something from her. Not something huge, but something. But they, and the other members of their large family are in for a surprise, because Grace Cahill has left them the world's largest, most complicated and most important scavenger hunt. Can Amy and Dan crack the clues and win the race to the prize? Or will one of their many unsavory family members beat them to it? The Maze of Bones is only the first clue in the hunt!

As far as the story goes, this one grabbed me and didn't let go. Amy and Dan are interesting and likeable characters and there are plenty of thrills and mysteries to keep kids involved.

Recommend for late elementary and early middle schoolers, particularly kids who like a good mystery. Both boys and girls will like this one.

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message 1: by Emmy (new)

Emmy What is the significance of a conspiracy theorists interest in the Cahill's? Is that central to the story?

message 2: by Adrienne (new) - added it

Adrienne Yes! Sorry, I wasn't clear in my review: pretty much every famous or important person is somehow a part of the Cahill family - in this story, the famous person most focused on is Benjamin Franklin, but others are mentioned as well. That's the conspiracy!

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