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One False Note

by Gordon Korman

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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 |
In the second novel of the series, everyone is heading to Vienna after figuring out that the clue is about Mozart. Did you know that Mozart had a sister that was as good a musician as he was but did not have a chance to be educated? I did not - I even looked it up to make sure it was not an invention of Korman.

Amy and Dan get betrayed more times than I could count but they manage to make it through and find the next clue at the end (which after all is the whole point). But Vienna is not enough - Venice becomes a big part of the story, so do a few smaller places. And the rest of the players gets fleshed a bit better - not by much, they are still almost cartoonish in their decisions and actions (the Kabras for example order Dan and Amy to be thrown off a boat), there is another explosion and Saladin, the cat, goes on strike for a while.

I liked the writing in its book more than in the first - it sounded more mature and clearer. I did not expect it, considering that the book is written from a less known author, and his style makes me wonder if I should check what he had written outside of the series.

Let's see what will happen in the next book when we all go to Tokyo. ( )
  AnnieMod | Apr 1, 2016 |
Their grandmother's will gives Dan and Amy Cahill the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the 39 clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power. In book 2, Amy and Dan are spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. But, there is a police report from a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects also may be Amy and Dan. Readers visit the website and discover they are lost members of the Cahill family, so join the quest.
  lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
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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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For all the brother-sister teams, from the Mozarts through the Cahills, from a grateful only child -- GK
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The hunger strike began two hours east of Paris.
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THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car ... no, in a speedboat chase ... and HOLD EVERYTHING! They're being chased by an angry mob?!? When there's a Clue on the line, anything can happen.
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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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