Secret Breakers: The Power of Three

Imagine getting the chance to solve the Voynich Manuscript – a puzzle that has defeated adults for centuries. It’s an ancient manuscript that no one has ever been able to decipher. Rules say it is forbidden even to try. Hidden for centuries, its secret has literally driven people mad. But Brodie Bray likes a challenge – and when she receives a coded message through the post, her life changes forever. She has been chosen to join a secret team, working to crack the world’s most complicated code and discover its buried secret. Along with her new friends, Brodie must break the rules to break the code, facing terrible danger at every turn. For someone is watching them – and will even kill to stop them. Can they decode the manuscript before they end up dead and buried too?

Step into an extraordinary new series – The Da Vinci Code for kids – packed with real codes, real mysteries and real danger!

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  • Fabulous, enjoyed reading it.

    8 March 2014

  • Cover: I loved the cover, and found it very appealing as it looked very mysterious. You want to know what lies inside, what parts will lunge at you, stay with you, the parts of the book you’ll never forget. I especially like that there is a phoenix made of fire on the front cover, as you feel more drawn into the book. The font of the title really suits the wording. And I love the gold circle which says ‘Unlock the truth’. This really makes you want to know more about the book.

    About: The book is about three chosen code crackers: Brodie, Hunter and Tusia, on their quest to unlock the secrets of The Voynich Manuscript. The most mysterious code in the world. But the government says it’s outlawed to even try and solve it. But these three, have to work secretly, and solve the manuscript before time runs out. But then someone finds out and will stop at nothing to prevent them from solving the mystery. But Brodie and her team will let nothing stop them, especially now that she needs to solve more then one mystery. The mystery of her mother’s death, the paper with holes in it and the key around Friedman’s neck. But she must remember ‘Light is Knowledge’…

    What I thought: I thought this book was excellent, and I really enjoyed solving the clues before the characters did. The book really involved the reader, and I like books like that. It had a lot of suspense and the whole plot and story line was really good. The Voynich Manuscript is a great subject to write a book on, and the author has done this perfectly. The only downfall, I felt too old reading the book as it seemed more for younger readers.

    I would recommend this book to ages 9-12

    My Star rating is 4.5 out of 5

    Shakira, aged 13

    21 August 2012

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  • H.L. Dennis

    H.L. Dennis is the author of the code-cracking Secret Breakers series.

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