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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman

The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman. A 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book.

The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman

Scholastic Press
Publication Date: August 2011
List Price: $12.99
ISBN-13: 9780545298391

Review: Imagine that all at the same time your closest relatives and friends are kidnapped. The only way to prevent them from being hurt is to follow orders given by an anonymous person. In the first book of the Cahills vs. Vespers series, The Medusa Plot written by Gordon Korman, Amy and her younger brother Dan face this problem.

All at once, members from all of the Cahill clans are taken by a mysterious organization called the Vespers. Ever since the time of Gideon Cahill the Vespers have been after the family. The leader, Vesper One, gives Amy and Dan instructions which if followed will keep their family alive. Unable to turn to the police, they turned to their family, who struggle to work together and has argued for years. With the little help they get, they go to Florence, hoping to appease the Vespers and keep their family alive.

The Medusa Plot follows the first 39 Clues series and to better understand it I suggest that you read the other 39 Clues books. If you read this book first, then it will spoil the ending of the tenth book in the first series. All of the characters are exciting, none of them with the exact same personalities. The plot and action are described fully and make you feel like you are with the characters. With some of the character's lives on the line there is a high level of suspense throughout the entire book. The genre of the book is realistic fiction but there is an extremely low chance of any of the events in this book happening. The pace is very fast and you get hooked right away on the first page. I rate this book a 10/10 and I rate the entire 39 Clues series a 10/10. After you read this book you will be hooked onto the entire series.

Review written by Shannon (7th grade student).

We would like to thank Scholastic for providing a copy of The Medusa Plot for this review.

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1 comment:

  1. I had a chance to read this book too, and agree that it is very exciting. And while you're right that the events are improbable, I thought the author made them seem very possible. One thing to emphasize, as you did, is that if you haven't read The 39 Clues books, the mystery behind the clues is revealed in this book, so if you're interested in reading the previous books but haven't done so yet, you should before you read this one.