When I think of The 39 Clues I think of my childhood. Back when I was in middle school some years ago when I was in seventh grade my best friend introduced me to The 39 Clues series and forever changed my life. I immediately absolutely fell in love with The 39 Clues when I read the first book One False Note. Yep you read that right I didn’t start this wonderful series in order but that’s nothing new for me. My middle school library didn’t have the first book at the time and I didn’t want to wait to get the book from the public library even though my mom ordered it so I decided to start with book two and along with book two I got book five as well. Let’s just say I loved the color orange at the time.
Sometime after I started reading the books I created an account here on The 39 Clues website and discovered I was an Ekat. After that I spent time playing the missions, the ones I could complete, and waiting for book eleven to come out. I reread all of the original The 39 Clues books multiple times and replayed the missions, again the ones I could complete, multiple times as well. I remember the old design of The 39 Clues website and the old Cahill Command Message Board and the old missions as they were originally. I remember when we all had to combine our The 39 Clues account with I believe it was called a Scholastic plus account if I remember correctly and I remember being disappointed that I could no longer have everyone’s favorite Cahill cat Saladin as part of my agent name.
That was the day I created a brand new account and I discovered I was part of the Janus branch. I remember the Vespers and when Vesper One infiltrated The Cahill Command Message Board. I remember the Cahills Vs. Vespers series and I remember finding out who Vesper One was. And let’s not forget when I found out who the Madrigals were. I remember the days of the branch councils and the Vesper council and the Pierce council, who’s run was very brief, and I remember Unstoppable and the rise and fall of Pierce.
It’s safe to say that without The 39 Clues that none of this would have ever happened and I would never have had the memories I made during my years in middle and high school. Everything I already mentioned and all of the things I know I forgot to mention would never have happened without this amazing series. So shoutout to everyone who made The 39 Clues possible it’s been one awesome ride and one that I’ll never forget!
Even with everything I accomplished during my years on this site there was one goal I never did achieve. I never did reach Madrigal Status. And that is why I decided to come back one last time to achieve just that. I have decided it to be my farewell to my childhood. One last time. One last time I decided I will play all of the missions all the way through. I will reread each and every book, solve all of the puzzles, and figure out all of the codes. I love The 39 Clues series and was sad that it has seemingly come to its end. It has been and always will be part of my life.
One last time, shoutout to every single amazing person who had a hand into creating this one in a million amazingly awesome wonderful series. I wish you all the best in whatever adventure awaits you. And because I have spent too much time on being sappy and nostalgic I figure I will end this little reminder of the past with the famous motto of the Cahill family:
Trust no one.