Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: BEYOND THE GRAVE

BEYOND THE GRAVE
Jude Watson
Scholastic
2009

Available: Hard copy, paperback, kindle, audible, audio book


    This is the fourth book in the The 39 Clues series.

    Fourteen-year-old Amy Camil and her younger brother Dan have just arrived in Egypt in search for the elusive 39 clues from their grandmother's will. As soon as they arrive, it seems that their lives are already in danger. The worst part, is that the threat comes from one of their own relatives who is searching for the same thing.  The source of an unimaginable power. They receive something totally unexpected. A letter from their dead grandmother. Will it lead they closer to finding the clues?
     This series is an action-packed, international kid's thriller. A middle school librarian friend says the kids love them so much, they're always checked out. The exotic locations are really nice. The relationship between the siblings, well drawn. And the action is appealing.


Target audience: Grades 6-8
Mystery /suspense: high action
Kid appeal: good




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