The Maze of Bones — "39 Clues" Series
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the "39 Clues" series.
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
At the reading of Grace Cahill's will, Cahills from around the world are present to collect their portion of her estate. But Grace threw them a curve: Each heir can take $1 million or join an epic treasure hunt in which the winner will receive power beyond his or her wildest dreams. Dan and Amy, favored young relatives of Grace, accept the challenge despite the threats of their guardian, Aunt Beatrice. With the help of their au pair (nanny), Nellie, they fly to Paris and battle their quirky, scheming relatives to follow up on clues involving Ben Franklin (supposedly an ancestor of the Cahill clan). At the end of the book, Dan and Amy are ahead in the race, but readers are left guessing at answers that will be found only in upcoming installments of "The 39 Clues" Series.
Nellie mutters something in Spanish that "sounded like a prayer" to Dan and Amy.
Other Belief Systems
Grace Cahill has a necklace that she considers a talisman or good luck charm. After her death, it is in Amy's possession.
One use of God's name taken in vain. A cousin once uses the word wankstas. Weapons and poison are threatened against the children.
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