Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra

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There’s more to Cleopatra than most historians share, and Charlie Thorne has done her homework. When she sees a stone tablet in the background of a video by the son of a wealthy Egyptian aristocrat, presumably Cleopatra’s, Charlie decides she is going to break in. Crafting a perfect plan, she’ll sneak in as hired help and stay as a guest. She doesn’t plan to take it, but just needs a couple minutes to get a rubbing.

A slight hiccup has her racing across Egypt away from gunshots and speeding cars just to be caught by another group who wants her for Pandora (read book one in the series). However, if there’s one thing these men should know, it’s that Charlie always has a plan, and there’s no way they can keep up.

All of Gibbs’ books are fantastic, but Charlie raises the bar in this one. Her high intellectual ability combined with her independence and focus on doing what’s right for all could make her intimidating, but her youthfulness grounds her. The adventure doesn’t stop or slow in these books until the last chapter, so plan a chunk of time to get schooled by Charlie. It will be the best education available.


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Author Stuart Gibbs
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 07-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781534499348
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Category Tweens
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