Saturday, January 9, 2010

Book Review- In Too Deep (39 Clues Book, # 6) by Jude Watson

Published by Scholastic
November 1, 2009
4.5 stars

A hint from their parents’ past puts Amy and Dan on the trail of secrets their grandmother Grace would NEVER have wanted them to know. Awful memories begin to crowd in on Amy, just as her enemies circle closer. How far would she go to protect Dan? How much of a Cahill is she prepared to be? Perhaps Grace was right – some secrets are better left buried
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This is my first time reading any book in the 39 Clues series, and yet in reading book 6 I found myself understanding the main story line. This was a great read in my opinion as Amy and Dan found out what happened to their parents and who did it as they continued to look for the 39 clues in Australia. They'll find the some of the world's poisonous snakes and spiders are half their worries.

Through the course of the book they learn that someone who they thought couldn't be trusted, in the end was someone who saved their lives at possibly the cost of their own. They are reunited with a long time family friend as they continue to search for which branch of the family they belong to. As they are reunited and keep digging for clues, they began to feel closer to the parents and continue to unravel the clues their parents left behind on their travels to Australia a few years before.

This book was full of twists and turns and kept me glued to the pages until the end. I really liked that a few historical people were apart of the story like Darwin, Mark Twain and Amelia Earhart. They tied in perfectly to the family branches and the ravel of clues that everyone is trying to solve. I really liked that despite the fact I haven't read the other books yet, I didn't feel lost at all. To me that's amazing thing when you have a series of books. This was well written and I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it comes out in Feb.

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