March 8, 2011

The 39 Clues: The Emperor's Code

In the 8th book in the 39 Clues series, Gordon Korman retakes the helm [his first in the series was "One False Note"]. Amy and Dan are heading to China, on the trail of a clue. But when the two get separated each of them must chose to either- find each other, or hunt for the next clue. But when Dan gets taken captive by one of the biggest players in the race it looks grim for the two to find each other in a country of a billion people.
It has a good plot, correction it has a great plot. I think in this one it really lets you get inside the heads of the other Cahills not just Amy and Dan, and lets you see what they're thinking because sometimes it's not like the other clue hunters are these inhumane, power crazed lunatics. I really enjoyed Korman's writing style and I think he brought back something, I don't really know what, but something that was missing in some of the early novels [in the series]. Even though some people think that this is just a scam for kids to buy the cards, I still think the books are really pretty good. Korman crafts a fun adventure story that will get you hooked.

1 comment:

  1. Great review Benji! Well written and thoughtfully done.


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