History, geography... and REAL ADVENTURE! Oct 5, 2014
This book is the great start to a cool series. The plot begins with an old woman named Grace Cahill dying. In her last will, she supplied a huge decision to be made from each of her relatives. The decision? Each person can either take a million dollars... or... they can embark on the quest of a lifetime. No one even knows what is at the end of this quest, whether it would be beneficial to take on the challenge, or to just go home with an easy million.
Brother and sister, Amy and Dan, are Grace Cahill's grandchildren. They are about to experience an adventure like never before, and you're going to join them. "The Maze of Bones" paints a colorful picture of history. I felt like I learned much about Benjamin Franklin, for sure. I think many kids will be surprised how fun history can be when you have a research project in front of you that might end up taking your life. With impending doom at every corner, and sneaky relatives trying to get ahead, there is much at stake as the clues unfold for these children.
There are a couple remarks that the kids made which I didn't "appreciate", but I just laughed it off instead of thinking about it too much.
If you've ever read "The Westing Game", then you'll notice the plot is somewhat similar. I just can't believe that this series is going to stretch across 39 books (or, at least, I'm guessing it will). Can't wait for more!