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The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
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Aug 10, 2009

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bookshelves: juvenile, mystery, fiction
Recommended for: Fans of the Series and Reluctant Readers
Read in August, 2009 , read count: 1

Another great installment in the 39 Clues series though I do have a few complaints. I was sad to see Nellie's total lack of involvement in this book and felt Carman created a poor excuse for her absence (dead cell phone battery-lame!). I was also very disappointed in the inclusion of NRR. I always found it appealing that the kids were able to figure out the clues on their own based on each's particular interests and talents. But in The Black Circle the kids don't figure out a single clue but are given each without them even trying! And the kids, who aren't suppose to trust anyone, never once stop to wonder who NRR is or why he/she is helping them? The book was fast paced and it will certainly keep kids interested in the series but as a whole I didn't think it was as strong as some of the others. Hopefully the next book will be better.
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