|The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief|
Title: The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief
Author: Peter Lerangis
Publication Date: 2009
How I Found It: We're listening through the series.
Date Completed: 12/30/16
Summary: Amy and Dan Cahill take their search for clues to the family secret to Asia.
What I Thought: We listened to this book on the way home from Christmas in the Midwest. As I've mentioned in posts about previous books in the series, they make for good road trip entertainment. They are fast-paced and fun. They also require a serious suspension of reality and adult wisdom. These kids do all sorts of stuff without any adult involvement or supervision. Sure, there are some token adults around from time to time, but they do way more on their own than would ever be possible in the real world.
Case in point: in this book, Amy and Dan are booted from their international flight when their also-underage cousins pose as them and end up on the flight with their au pair instead. Thus, Amy and Dan are left to wrangle passage to Asia on their own. Sure, they run into an uncle who helps, but my gosh. Everything about this storyline is absurd.