Monday, November 29, 2010

Book: The 39 Clues: One False Note (Book Two)

Korman, G. (2008). One false note. New York, NY: Scholastic

Genre: Adventure, Mystery

Reading/Interest Level: Ages 10+

Similar Titles: Artemis Fowl, The Mysterious Benedict Society

Plot: The race to find more of the 39 clues continues. Amy and Dan are forced to use their brains and creativity to beat the others in getting the clues. This book focuses on music and the famous European composer Mozart. In One False Note, Dan, Amy and their au pair Nelli travelling to Vienna, Salzburg and Venice. During their adventure, they learn about the music Mozart composed and various musical instruments. Many dangerous situations arise as the trio is forced to deal with family members willing to do anything to get the treasure. 

Personal Thoughts: This second installment of the series is centered in music, which I thought was clever, because it is yet another way to learn about something new. The descriptions of Austria will also possibly make readers want to learn about what the country is like. The book has action but to some the choices of the characters may seem predictable.

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