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5.0 out of 5 stars New Twists, 15 Jan. 2010
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Steven R. McEvoy "MCWPP" (Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
I have been amazed at how well the story line in this series has maintained consistency and flow with the unique character of the series. With 10 books by seven authors and one continuous story line with the same characters, I really expected the story to degrade by now. Yet here we are with book six complete and it is still an amazing story. Jude Watson picks up right where Patrick Carman left off from The Black Circle. The story is fast-paced and as always it is a race for the 39 clues. The Cahil children, Amy and Dan, have a major fight because Amy tries to keep a secret from Dan, a secret she is keeping because she is ashamed and blames herself for her parents' death.

In this book some of the Cahils sink to even greater depths of depravity; threatening to feed young children to sharks, kidnapping and even attempted murder by fire and poisonous snakes and spiders. And some rise like phoenixes from the ashes and their own terrible pasts to make sacrifices for others. Some friendships are tested and some grow stronger.

The history lesson in this book focuses around Australia and some of its colorful past. Conflicts between Russian Cahils and British Royalty are discovered from the past, and there is even a run-in or two with Mark Twain. Jude Watson does a great job of exploring the history of Australia and its unique environment without making it too much like a history or social science class. Watson explores some Australian folklore, geography, legends and even wildlife. All that fits into a fast-passed novel without disturbing the flow.

This series is an interesting publishing venture - one continuous story told over 10 books but 7 different authors. The strength of the series is that thus far it has been an amazing story and very well-written over all. The novels flow from one to the other as the authors pass off the story almost seamlessly. The books will introduce readers to a number of award-winning authors, and if they pick them up because they are fans of one specific author their reading will widen in scope. Each of the authors is an award-winner, some multiple times over. Each brings something unique to the story thus making the sum much more than the combination of the parts. This is a great book in an incredible series that leaves you hanging and awaiting the next volume.

(First Published in Imprint 2010-01-15.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book!, 22 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
This book met all my expectations and more as I have read the other books before it in the series and this one easily equaled them, mabye even surpassed! Also the shipping was very satisfactory as it was free and the book arrived in just two days. I would highly recommend this to all '39 clue' fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Twists, 15 Jan. 2010
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Steven R. McEvoy "MCWPP" (Canada) - See all my reviews
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I have been amazed at how well the story line in this series has maintained consistency and flow with the unique character of the series. With 10 books by seven authors and one continuous story line with the same characters, I really expected the story to degrade by now. Yet here we are with book six complete and it is still an amazing story. Jude Watson picks up right where Patrick Carman left off from The Black Circle. The story is fast-paced and as always it is a race for the 39 clues. The Cahil children, Amy and Dan, have a major fight because Amy tries to keep a secret from Dan, a secret she is keeping because she is ashamed and blames herself for her parents' death.

In this book some of the Cahils sink to even greater depths of depravity; threatening to feed young children to sharks, kidnapping and even attempted murder by fire and poisonous snakes and spiders. And some rise like phoenixes from the ashes and their own terrible pasts to make sacrifices for others. Some friendships are tested and some grow stronger.

The history lesson in this book focuses around Australia and some of its colorful past. Conflicts between Russian Cahils and British Royalty are discovered from the past, and there is even a run-in or two with Mark Twain. Jude Watson does a great job of exploring the history of Australia and its unique environment without making it too much like a history or social science class. Watson explores some Australian folklore, geography, legends and even wildlife. All that fits into a fast-passed novel without disturbing the flow.

This series is an interesting publishing venture - one continuous story told over 10 books but 7 different authors. The strength of the series is that thus far it has been an amazing story and very well-written over all. The novels flow from one to the other as the authors pass off the story almost seamlessly. The books will introduce readers to a number of award-winning authors, and if they pick them up because they are fans of one specific author their reading will widen in scope. Each of the authors is an award-winner, some multiple times over. Each brings something unique to the story thus making the sum much more than the combination of the parts. This is a great book in an incredible series that leaves you hanging and awaiting the next volume.

(First Published in Imprint 2010-01-15.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Plot Thickens!, 19 Dec. 2009
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Donald Mitchell "Jesus Loves You!" (Thanks for Providing My Reviews over 124,000 Helpful Votes Globally) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
"The LORD gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand." -- Joshua 21:44

From the beginning of this exciting series, Amy and Dan Cahill have been warned to trust no one. That has been a hard lesson for them. And just as they learn it, it turns out that some seeming enemies are actually trying to help them. Will Amy and Dan learn to tell friend from foe?

If you have been reading the earlier five books in the series (and if you haven't, shame on you . . . go back and get started!), you know that orphans Amy and Dan gave up a fortune to compete with some of their relatives to locate 39 clues that will provide immense power and influence. Even those who are wealthy beyond reason want what the clues can deliver.

The earlier books in the series have been a combination of a scavenger hunt, The Amazing Race television show, and the kind of double-dealing that shows up in Treasure Island. In the background, readers can gain a lot of knowledge about different parts of the world. It's also great fun.

In Too Deep is different from the last four books in that Amy and Dan start to learn more about their deceased parents and to suspect that some of their helpers (such as Nellie Gomez) aren't quite what they seem to be. As a result, this book contains a lot of character development for Amy and some for Dan. If you enjoy making this series less one-dimensional, you'll enjoy that aspect. Otherwise, you'll wonder why there isn't more action in places.

The travelogue here covers Australia and a part of Indonesia. I felt a yen to visit both places after reading the story. It would be fun to imagine Amy and Dan on their search.

Figuring out the clue this time isn't so tough. But that's all right. Some of the other clues are pretty simple to figure out also.

I can hardly wait for the next book in the series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too, 9 Jan. 2010
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TeensReadToo "Eat. Drink. Read. Be Merrier." (All Over the US & Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
Amy and Dan find themselves in Australia, where Dan delights in learning about the deadly animals before they find themselves connecting with a long-lost uncle. The meeting almost makes them want to forget about their quest and live a carefree life with him, but they both know it's not meant to be.

However, he might have information about their parents. They refuse to tell him anything about their quest because they don't want to put him in more danger.

Danger occurs all around them. Amy's given a choice to learn about what really happened the night her parents died. Did she block out terrible memories or is someone feeding her lies about that night?

With all the threats and double-crossings, it's clear that Amy and Dan are the team to beat - and someone's out for blood. Will they uncover any clues about the past or about their parents in the dangers of the Outback?

Another thrilling chapter in the quest for THE 39 CLUES as Amy and Dan's adventure only becomes more complicated and more dangerous than ever. Now, the targets are closing in on the siblings and hitting close to home. Big questions are about to be answered and I can't wait to uncover them.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot!, 29 July 2013
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Great story where you can easily lose yourself in the plot. Read on and enjoy the breathtaking excitement, which multiplies with each turning page. Brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill!, 20 May 2013
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Keep them coming! This book just brings excitement and I just can't put the series down! Bring on book 7!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sixth book in a fab series., 28 Dec. 2009
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Angel Jem "Angel Jem" (Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
If you have a 9 to 13 year old who enjoys mysteries and puzzles, then the 39 clues series is brilliant. This sixth one doesn't disappoint; my son read it through and charged off to enter his info on the book's website as per usual. He waits for each new book eagerly, and is already planning when the next one is out (and the next)
Readers already following the 39 clues will buy this whatever the review; they just have to get the next bit of the puzzle; people who haven't met the 39 clues need to be aware this is book 6; start at book 1, or the sense is lost; this is not a stand alone!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep (The 39 Clues) (Hardcover)
Very good
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