Student Review: The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

16 Jun

Hello, Squinks.  Today, I’ve got a review for you by one of your own.  Here are Roy’s thoughts on Rick Riordan’s The Maze of Bones, the first book in the 39 Clues series.  He’s a huge fan of the series, and he loves the dedicated website!


39 Clues - Maze of Bones 

Ah. The Maze of Bones. Sounds creepy, doesn’t it? I just finished reading the book, and overall, I think it was a pretty decent story. It’s about two main characters, Amy and Dan, travelling around the world to find clues before their relatives do.

There are three things I liked about the book. One, it had a lot of thrills. For example, Amy and Dan had to escape bombings and fires multiple times. Also, the story flowed nicely throughout. Rick Riordan’s writing had good adjectives and verbs to describe what was happening. Dan, in particular, was very funny. The last thing I liked about the book was that there was a lot of suspense. I wanted to know if McIntyre was a good guy or bad guy because he seems to be a little of both.

People who would want to read this book are kids in grades 6-8. This is because it uses simple language to explain the story, but the plot is a lot of fun. Readers that enjoy suspense/mystery and adventure stories would have a great time with Amy and Dan Cahill.

Rick Riordan did a phenomenal job writing this book. I strongly encourage you to read this and the next TEN in the first series. I’m reading Book 3 now, and I’m really enjoying it!

Review by Roy K., grade 7



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