Monday, January 16, 2023

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan and Ethan Young - HIGH

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, adapted and illustrated by Ethan Young, 194 pages, GRAPHIC NOVEL.  Scholastic.  2023. $13.

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content G; Violence: PG



Just before she dies, Grace Cahill, the matriarch of the world’s most powerful family changes her will leaving her ruthless offspring with a life-changing choice of whether to take cash or risk it all on a treasure hunt.  This is no ordinary treasure hunt, but the hunt for the source of the family’s power.  There are 39 clues hidden around the world and family members will stop at nothing to win.  Orphaned siblings Amy and Dan are up against incredible odds as they tackle the hunt and the mystery surrounding their parents. 

If you liked the novel version, you will probably like this one too.  The art is well drawn and the action is constant.  There are a lot of twists and turns and danger is everywhere.  The plot is National Treasure meets dysfunctional family. My only petty grievance is violence against children by adults and family members.  If that doesn’t bother you, then let the clues begin!

Michelle in the Middle

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