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Gordon Korman

aka Gordon Korman

Branch: Janus

Fellow agents –

 

Now that FLASHPOINT has been out a few weeks, I have to tell you how blown away I am by your spectacular reaction to the book. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (And as Jonah Wizard might modestly say, “That’s how I do.”)

 

I’m especially happy that no one seems to be listening to the ugly rumors being spread around in the newspapers published by J. Rutherford Pierce. No, I do NOT have a secret aquarium filled with endangered Tonle Sap water snakes hidden in my basement, next to the cryogenic freezer containing Mozart’s lost remains. I do NOT use Caravaggio’s Medusa as my passport photo. And I certainly did NOT throw out the first pitch at last year’s annual Vespers-versus-Founders-Media softball game.

 

 I continue to be a loyal agent and a Janus in good standing, devoted to telling the story of Amy and Dan Cahill and the most powerful family in human history.

 

Keep on reading THE 39 CLUES: UNSTOPPABLE. It has been a huge honor to bring this awesome series to a FLASHPOINT. If you’ve finished reading FLASHPOINT post your questions for me here and I will answer some of them this week.

 

Gordon Korman

(At an undisclosed location in the shadows of Angkor Wat)

 

 P.S. If you’re looking for another exciting read check out my Hypnotists series. Book 2: MEMORY MAZE is out now.

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aka SecretEmerald15

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My questions will post soon!

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       elaia  

 

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Hi, Mr. Korman! I really like Ian and Cara as a couple. What made you decide to put them together?

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~Carian Forever~

 

Always Expect the Unexpected - A Heroes of Olympus Fan-Fiction /122770

 

My name is Scotland

 

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aka AmberKitten14

Branch: Lucian

Same question as dreamtimedetermined

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"Is there any tea on this spaceship?" ~Arthur Dent

 

DFTBA

 

I'm Katie Mick:

Timelord

Consulting Detective

Narnian

Hitchhiker

Cahill

Hobbit

Jedi

Starfleet Captain

Nerdfighter

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aka CapitalCelebrating1

Branch: Lucian

Did you decide that Cara Pierce is April May or was that Jue Watson? 

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  Chai @^@

2010-2016 : 6 years as a Cahill

The Lord of the Books!

The Inventor of the Gavinometer!

King of the 39 Clues Fandom!

 

Horizoner, Greencloak, SQ, Madrigal, Amulet Keeper, Shadow House Special

Since the very start!

 

ChaiHam or ChaiJavi

 

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aka SecretEmerald15

Branch: Lucian

How do you guys write the 39 clues books? Do you all have meetings and flesh out a plot, or do you just do whatever when it's your turn? Does everyone have a say in the books others are writing or is it every author for themselves?

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Okay, this isn't a question, but I just wanted to say that I really, really, really liked your idea of having Ian and Cara be together. It was great! :D And also, there were so many funny lines in this book!

 

Question: Whose idea was it to have Amy and Dan step down from being the leaders of the Cahill Family?

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GiGi

75% Lucian

25% Madrigal

100% Cahill

 

Carian Forever

Jamy is better than it was.

 

YAHWEH IS NOT DEAD.

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Hi Gordan Um I have a few questions but first I just wanted to tell you that I quite enjoyed your book.I am very picky and critical when I'm reading but you did an very good job, any way my questions are...

 

1.How did you decide that Cara would turn out to be a good guy.

2.And how did you come up with the Idea that Amy would give the leadership to Ian and leave with Dan(Suprising!)

3.Do you have any information about the next book Double-cross.(If not its okay But no spoilers)

4.I know this has nothing to do with the book but How did you write the book without 

being disatisfied.

 

I am writing this story for a contest but every time i write something I'm not satisfied.Please help

 

 

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Tis Miyrah. I don't get on much but when I do..I don't. 

 

 

 

I want you all to know that I love each and every one of you, even if this place isn't the same anymore. 

 

 |-/

 

 

 

 

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Why no amian

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Always remembered.

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't have any questions right now,  but it was great :)  I couldn't put  it down.  

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"The longer I stand here

The louder the silence

I know that you're gone

but sometimes I swear that I hear

your voice when the wind blows

so I talk to the shaddows

hoping you might be listening"

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aka RacoonBook1

Branch: Lucian

How did you get the idea for Ian finding the snake in his shoe?

Do you support Carian?

What was your favorite part?

Are you ready for Doublecross? ;)

 

We will miss you, Mr. Korman!

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Saber Qahill


 

I am Saber Qahill. I'm 904 years old.

 

I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Katerborus.

 

And I am the dancing master! *Evil laugh.*

 

 

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aka AmberKitten14

Branch: Lucian

Also, what are your ships?

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"Is there any tea on this spaceship?" ~Arthur Dent

 

DFTBA

 

I'm Katie Mick:

Timelord

Consulting Detective

Narnian

Hitchhiker

Cahill

Hobbit

Jedi

Starfleet Captain

Nerdfighter

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phoenixadventure39

aka BlackPanther538

Branch: Janus

By the end of the book are

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phoenixadventure39 aka BlackPanther538

 

Angela Hope Nataliya Wizard-Cahill

Proud to be an Amian.

HUFFLEPUFF PRIDE

JANUS PRIDE

Tribute of District 11

Daughter of Athena

#RememberSkylarForever

 

 

 

 


#AmianIsLovely

 

 

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aka BlackPanther538

Branch: Janus

By the end of the book are Ian and Cara dating?

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Angela Hope Nataliya Wizard-Cahill

Proud to be an Amian.

HUFFLEPUFF PRIDE

JANUS PRIDE

Tribute of District 11

Daughter of Athena

#RememberSkylarForever

 

 

 

 


#AmianIsLovely

 

 

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aka MysteryAgent127

Branch: Lucian

What made you decide that Ian would be the new Madrigal Leadership

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Alabaster The guy hiding in the Storage Closet.

Old Man Jenkins The old guy who will rule the world! BAZOOKA!

 

Last Breath: /175182

After The Flames: /95234

Before The Freeze: /121375

 

WE BACK!!!!!! BAZOOKA!!!!!!!

 

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Branch: Ekaterina

Currently, I don't have any questions. Actually, I do, but my sister needs the computer.

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Izzy Oh 

Riddle Starling

Yes, I am the same person with two different names, but that's the fun of alter egos.

 

 

 

I'm Cleverstough the NightWing.

OCs:

Mooncrusher 

Darkseer

Spottedmatter

Scorpio

Seaweed

Pseudo

Thickscales

Aquila

Duskseeker

 

EIJMPEIJMQ

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Branch: Ekaterina

My sister is a Janus, by the way.

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Izzy Oh 

Riddle Starling

Yes, I am the same person with two different names, but that's the fun of alter egos.

 

 

 

I'm Cleverstough the NightWing.

OCs:

Mooncrusher 

Darkseer

Spottedmatter

Scorpio

Seaweed

Pseudo

Thickscales

Aquila

Duskseeker

 

EIJMPEIJMQ

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aka TopazDragon105

Branch: Lucian

Just finished re-reading Flashpoint, it was EPIC!

Two questions: 

 

1) How do you decide the location of your books?

 

2) If you had to kill off one character- who would it be? 

 

Can't wait to read Memory Maze, I loved The Hypnotists! 

 

~Cali

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Cali.   6

r e m n a n t

              o f

            a n o t h e r

                      t i m e

 

Your identity is valid ll Firebirds forever!

 

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Branch: Janus

does att hav a girlfriend

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J Gropius

Jamie Kabra

Sheer Cüld

White Colér

Kiara Moonglow

Sarah Potter

Veronica

Evan Potter

Maria Juanita

Cara

Charlie

Leah Johnson

Wren

Zalika Windbound

Lylii Farnette

Amy Lawliet

Amygna Hewley

Jamie out

PEAS!

#BRIT-FUFF-FUFF

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Mr. Korman, Flashpoint has taken its place in a tie for my favorite 39 Clues book, ever! Considering the fact that I have read every book in every series, including the ebooks, that’s really saying something! You did so many awesome things with Flashpoint!


First of all, you managed what seemed almost impossible for anyone to do; you wrapped up the Unstoppable series (which up to now had kind of been a downer) in an incredibly positive way. You even managed to not kill off Pierce, which I was glad of, because dying would have been too good for him! Much better for him to see all his plans fall apart in humiliating ways, and then have to live “ever after” with all that his actions had wrought...


Another amazing thing you did: You fully developed a much needed counterpoint heroine to balance Amy: Cara. Cara is cool, efficient, tantalizing. She makes a great contrast to Amy who has messy emotions, a hard headed unpleasant stubborness, and basically has morphed into a most unsympathetic protagonist; not your fault, though. Amy was pretty much a lost cause several books before Flashpoint came along.


You also created a couple I can actually root for, with no qualms. I admit I still have an Amian streak which stabs through me from time to time, but Cara will most definitely help keep it at bay. I just hope the new authors in Doublecross won’t destroy Carian or mar it in some way. Ian and Cara are very compatible  and currently it’s a very emotionally healthy relationship (unlike Jamy, for example, which despite its destructive, obsessive nature will,I’m sure, persist forever with Scholastic’s blessing, for unfathomable reasons…).


Anyway, besides throwing accolades at you, I do have several questions:
1)Mr. Korman, you are one of only two authors who have written books in all three of the 39 Clues series, so you know the characters very well. Not including Amy, (she's too obvious to pick) which three of them do you think have changed the most from the beginning to now?
2)Sometimes people who seem different are actually only expressing parts of themselves that were always there inside of them; do you think that's the case for any of the characters, and if so, which ones?
3)My last question is, who do you think has changed the least, and why?

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Colin

 

 

Creativity+Strength+Innovation+Strategy+Diplomacy should be Unstoppable

Together they should = the CAHILL FAMILY

For best results, all five parts are needed; hopefully you know this, Doublecross authors...

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@CoinDusk1

 

 

That was the best writing I have ever seen on this  message-board.  Most people just write (if you can call it that) in the way of the new generation, the generation that is image-based.  The technology is increasing for young people all the time and the use of it is destroying people.  It gives me a lot of encouragement to see good writing in these days.  Thank you.

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"Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives"

 

Cassidy #Jesuslives

 

 

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Hi Venusmighty7. I get a LOT of practice writing essays and articles; for AP English, and Journalism, and because of being editor of my high school's newspaper; plus doing an internship at a regular newspaper. It felt really good that you noticed my efforts with my post though... Thanks!

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Colin

 

 

Creativity+Strength+Innovation+Strategy+Diplomacy should be Unstoppable

Together they should = the CAHILL FAMILY

For best results, all five parts are needed; hopefully you know this, Doublecross authors...

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OMG YOU ARE GORDAN KORMAN! Your book "One false note" is so nice!

 

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aka BlueBear810

Branch: Janus

Just so you know, I love your books, and I was soooo thankful that you were going to be the one to write the last book in the series.  Mainly because you've written for the 39 Clues before, and you knew more about the characters then some of the other authors.  

 

Now, first question.  As Amy and Dan have gone from series to series, they've started to grow up.  What was it like coming back and seeing them grown up, and how did that affect how you wrote about them?

 

Now this question is one that I wanted to ask you because I know that you have experience with this.  But if one wanted to get a book that they (*cough* me *cough*) wrote published, how would they go about that in the most effective way?  

 

Again, thank you so much for a great book!  

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Andrea. Drea. Andy.  You may call me any of these. 

 

"The person, be it a gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

 ~ Jane Austen

                                   

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Branch: Lucian

Who was your favorite character to write about?
If you had no choice but to make someone on the Cahill team die in Flashpoint, who would it have been?

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Daughter of Zeus

Host of Anubis

Hero of Olympus

Gryffindor

Slytherin

Jedi

Leader of Camp Half-Blood

Praetor of Camp Jupiter

Greencloak

Wolfblood

Bionic

Makar

Horseman

Sibuna

Avenger

X-Man

Maze Runner

District 12

Dauntless

Divergent

100

OUAT

S.H.I.E.L.D.

#TakeOnTheWorld

~ZP

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Branch: Ekaterina

Hi Mr. Gordon Korman,

 

the 39 Clues is really one of my favourite series, because I've grow up with it for what seems like forever. I really enjoyed The Emperor's Code, though the entire Unstoppable series was my favourite series by far! When I got Flashpoint... Well, you wouldn't believe how ecstatic I was. I read it in that one day because I had toHow know how it ended. I especially liked how Ian and Cara got together, best couple.

Anyway, I don't have any questions for you about Flaahpoint, because I feel that you wrapped up that series nicely. I do have a couple questions about Cahills vs Vespers though, if you don't mind me asking.

 

1) How did Damien Vesper 3 get his burn? I know that there was some sort of fire connected to the Cahill, but it wasn't specified in the rest of the books. How did you originally think he got the burn (being the one who wrote the book and all)?

2) Who killed William McIntyre? I realize that you didn't write that book, but maybe you author agents had discussed that and you know.

 

I'd really appreciate it if you could reply to this. These questions have been nagging at me ever since I finished the 2nd series.

 

Thanks,

 

AXIS Maz

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Ditto

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aka FieryLucian3

Branch: Lucian

I loved it. We asked, and you lived up to the standards. 'Twas thrilling :D

 

*ahem* Anyways, I was wondering if you chose Newfoundland as the place Jonah rented his plane to because you're Canadian.

 

 

 

~CHU~

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professional craftinator.

#NeverAgain | #SayNoToRacism | #MeToo

"In 2022, who was best man at Dan and Phil's wedding?"

"A terrifying hybrid of of Chris and PJ."

"Correct!"

#It's A Chain Reaction of Compassion

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WinterElf86,

 

Damien Vesper III killed William McIntyre. In the book it says "the face from his past", and Damien Vesper III is also Dave Speminer, who was Astrid Rosenbloom's assistant, and William McIntyre was the Rosenblooms' family lawyer, so he must know Damien Vesper III [aka Dave Speminer].

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I love Unstoppable!!!  I never would have thought that anyone could use the media to harass the same individuals.  It just wouldn't come to the ordinary mind.  Good thing I know some minds that aren't so ordinary!  You guys have done a great job at "Recording" the story of Amy and Dan.  Was flash point the last Unstoppable book?  When will the next series come out?  The next series won't be the last, right?  I would hate to run out of these books to read!

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i have 4 questions

why was pierce in love with hope?

why did pierce go with the next cahill available debi ann?

did you write the very last page? (i mean the one after the spirit animals advert)

and Finaly why did ian get chosen for leadership shouldn't be fiske?

thanks

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FREE CAKE FREE CAKE

THIS IS BAM BAM TO THE JSLOPHAVE YOUR FREINDS CLOSE AND THE LUCAINS CLOSERTHIS IS A BIG STEAMING PILE OF BEANSI WAS LIKE NO WAY AND SHE WAS LIKE YES WAY AND.. THATS WHY I HATE THE EARTH

PURPLESTREET15 RULES

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Branch: Ekaterina

What does the note at the end mean? Is the next series related to dragons?

 

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am a/an

 

Hystorian

 

Cahill

 

Ekat

 

Greencloak

 

Owner of a tiger

 

Dragon rider

 

Animal lover

 

Madrigal

 

If you mess with me,my tiger will be after you!Highlight to read.

 

 

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is Amy and Dan are out of the cahill family or are they going to break a little?

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*sobs* You killed both Amian and Ponay in one book with one character plot twist! It's all Cara's fault...

 

*regains composure* I'm sorry. The book was good. The ending seemed a little rushed, but it was definitely a good way to end it. There were many parts that made me laugh out loud and a few others that made me have panic attacks (all of those involving Cara....)  Great job, and I can't wait for the next one  (:

 

-Alora

Ekat born, Janus transfer

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Alora

 

|-/  Økay, friend? |-/ 

 

 

My C-Mail:59296

 

After the Hunger Games: A Fanfiction

http://doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/61105

 

 

                                                                              

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To EmeraldAthena205:

 

 

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Madeline.

Bring back the old MB.

Cahill Princess Android Demigod Other

 I ship Jake with a long walk off a short bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Mr. Gordon Korman! Good to see you again! Your friend George here! I have no questions for you, but I do have a favor to ask. Can you please answer Coindusk1's questions? He always has really good questions and analyzes things really well and I would really like to hear you answer his questions. Thanks so much! Good to see you again on the MB!! Shyrainbow5 

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ⓖⓔⓞⓡⓖⓔ

#Christian

 

"Fight the good fight

of the faith. Take hold

of the eternal life to which you were called

when you made the good confession

before many witnesses." 

I Timothy 6:12

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I have a question……how do you all manage to have the same writing style? It's really cool.

 

Also you made a mistake on the back cover. Amy is 16, not 15. :D

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~wolfwind214

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You were supposed to report this week, Mr Korman, weren't you?

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  Chai @^@

2010-2016 : 6 years as a Cahill

The Lord of the Books!

The Inventor of the Gavinometer!

King of the 39 Clues Fandom!

 

Horizoner, Greencloak, SQ, Madrigal, Amulet Keeper, Shadow House Special

Since the very start!

 

ChaiHam or ChaiJavi

 

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Hi Mr. Korman!

 

I just have to say, thank you so much! You are one of my favorite authors, partly because of this book! This was an incredible, incredible story-thank you so much! I loved it!

 

Also, thank you so much for finally telling us James Pierce's first name! I was hoping it wouldn't be another SQ case. I haven't read the eighth book, so unless they tell us what SQ stands for in that book, we never get to know what SQ stands for.

 

Now, for the questions. Some of them I've seen before on here, but I'm just repeating them because I want to know them too.

 

1. I heard from Jen T. that Cara gave Amy the lepoard whiskers, but can we have a bit more on that story? Why'd she do it? How? Just the general story on what happened that night.

2. Who killed Mr. McIntyre? I don't think we're ever told, and I really want to know! I mean, just to bring him to justice, of course.

3. Where did Vesper 1 get his burn from? I don't remember anything about V1V1 and fires from the book.

4. Have you ever done NaNoWriMo?

5. Did you play with LegosLegos when you were a kid? Or maybe now? : )

6. What's your favorite book? What's your favorite book series?

7. What's your favorite movie?

8. How many other authors do you know, and how many are you actually friends with? Do you compete with them? Hang out? Just tell us about that stuff.

9. Can you tell us anything else that is unexplained in the books?

10. And finally: will you give us Cahills (particularly me) a discount on Maze Runner? Please? Pretty please?

 

Thank you very much! You rock! We love you books, and thank you for your time on "The 39 Clues"! We'll miss you!

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Sunshine

 

Yup, a dude (nick)named Sunshine! I guess I brighten people's days.

 

Imma:

Janus

Ravenclaw

Jedi

Whovian

Avenger

 

IRL, I'm a 16 y/o Christian astrophysicist who loves LEGO, film, tap, classic rock, and film scores.

 

#ForNorCal

#KeepTheMemoriesAlive

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I love the 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, & Spirit Animals!!!  Poptropica Rules!!! My wish is to be in the convented TOP 10!!!  #REMEMBERSKYLARFOREVER Go here for a great crossover

story: http://forums.the39clues.scholastic.com/topics/112293 

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