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The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note

by Gordon Korman

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Amy and Dan Cahill are orphans. Their parents died and they were left in the care of their mean Aunt Beatrice. After their grandmother, Grace Cahill, passed away from cancer she left the Cahill family two options in her will. They could take a million dollars and forfeit their rights to any Cahill money and power or participate in unlocking the secrets of the 39 clues. Unlocking these clues will bring whoever does it great power and riches. The Cahill family goes back many generations and has shaped history and mankind as we know it. There are four branches of Cahill’s that stem from four brothers and sisters. The Ekaterina comes from Catherine and this branch has decedents that are inventors and innovators. The next house is the Lucians. The members of this house are usually super rich, have strong leadership skills, and some are even spies. The next house is the house of Tomas. These are your meathead kind of person; very strong and physically fit. Everyone thinks that they aren’t very smart but they have proven themselves over and over again. The last house is the Janis. This house is the arts and humanities branch. Janus descendants are usually famous artists, musicians, and painters. Amy and Dan still do not know which branch they belong to because Grace never told them. They never even knew that they came from such an amazing family. Grace kept it a secret but she was secretly training Dan and Amy. Every Sunday, Dan and Amy would visit their grandma. She would take them to museums and play different games with them The whole time, Grace was getting them ready to go on the hunt for the 39 clues. In this book Dan and Amy race through Vienna with their au pair, Nelly, in search of the next clue which they think is in Mozart’s music or house. They hit many obstacles and quickly find out that their family is willing do whatever it takes to win.

This book is really fun to read and I can relate to it because I have visited Vienna. This book series kind of remind me of the Magic Treehouse series because it takes actual places and puts a story into it. This makes it real and relatable to readers. I also really like the way that Dan and Amy are kinda force to take care of each other and work together. While there are some frustrating times, they always seem to come back together and take care of each other.
  RiverR.G1 | Jun 1, 2018 |
Fun historically themed middle grade thriller series, this one centered on Mozart. ( )
  shaunesay | Jun 21, 2017 |
The action and adventure started immediately in this installment, and while it was still a lot of fun, it just was missing a little of the atmosphere from the first, but then, different authors do have different writing styles even when continuing a story. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Aug 24, 2016 |
An interesting story ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Once again, Amy and Dan are still off trying to find the 39 clues with a Mozart musical composition in the hand writing by the master himself. To save money, they are on a clunky train headed for Vienna. Dan's amazing memory turns out to be essential, Amy's willingness to put up with her brother keeps the peace, and au pair, Nellie Gomez, patiently does the heavy lifting where an adult is essential. All of them are worried about Saladin not being willing to eat cat food (being used to fresh red snapper) as the cat gets thinner and thinner. There's lots of action as the Cahills seek to thwart each other. ( )
  wichitafriendsschool | May 14, 2016 |
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This is a really good book about two kids that are on a dangerous race to find the thirty-nine clues - against their own relatives. No one is about to help Dan and Amy any time soon though, in fact, there are traps around every corner.
This is the second book in the series and is very good!
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A million dollars, or a clue? Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. There's a car and speedboat chase and an angry mob! When there's a Clue on the line, anything can happen.

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