Reviews by Tag: spies

Teen Review
Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs

Spy School Goes South

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Feb 3, 2023

Spy School Goes South is about a boy named Ben Ripely. He is asked to trail one of his
former friends who agrees to lead him and his friends to SPYDER, the group of terrorists that
Ben continuously thwarts. When things go sideways and Ben ends up in a crocodile infested
river, he must rely on his friends to track down his enemies and save the day. I really liked this
book because it had things I didn’t expect and the characters had good senses of humor. My

Teen Review
Evil Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Evil Spy School

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Feb 2, 2023

Evil Spy School is about a boy named Ben Ripley whom currently attends the CIA’s
Academy for Espionage. When he is asked to enroll as a student at the training base for enemy
agents, Ben must stay focused on his goal of busting the criminals despite becoming friends
with one of his fellow students. I enjoyed this book because it has interesting characters such as
a angry gymnast and a nonsocial gamer. My favorite part is when Ben drives a bulldozer. I

Teen Review
Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs

Spy School Secret Service

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Jan 26, 2023

Secret Service is about a boy named Ben Ripley who is an undercover agent trying to
find out who is trying to assassinate the president. When things take a turn and Ben has to go on
the run, he must rely on his most loyal friends to gather evidence and avoid his enemies. I liked
this book because it had a crazy turn of events and lots of laughs. My favorite part is when Ben
walks in on the president’s daughter while she is going to the bathroom. I would recommend this

Teen Review
Ski Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Spy Ski School

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Jan 24, 2023

Spy Ski School is about a boy named Ben Ripely that is currently training to be a spy.
One day, he gets activated by the CIA to befriend a girl named Jessica Shang at ski school
whose father is suspected of criminal activity. When things take a turn, Ben must rely on his
friends to save the entire state of Colorado and survive things such as avalanches. I like this
book because it is fun trying to piece together the mystery before the characters figure it out. My

Teen Review
Nightshade by Anthony Horowitz

Nightshade

By Anthony Horowitz
4
Rated by
Lisa J.
Feb 25, 2021

Nightshade is the twelfth installment of the Alex Rider series. When a secret agent is killed by a ruthless 16-year-old assassin in Brazil, teenage MI6 spy Alex Rider is sent to Gibraltar, a maximum-security prison, assuming the identity of his lookalike nemesis, Julius Grief. His mission? To bond with and extract information from the assassin, Freddy.

Teen Review

Projekt 1065

By Alan Gratz
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Apr 13, 2017

Michael O'Shaunessey, like all his other classmates, is part of the Hitler Youth. He participates in their book burnings and horrific games, but he secretly despises everything the Nazis stand stand for. He has a dangerous secret that he must protect at all costs, he and his parents are spies. He is just playing the part so he can get insider information. Soon he hears about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi war mission that he has to stop. But to do that he must prove his loyalty to the Third Reich no matter the cost...

Teen Review

Fire

By Kristin Cashore
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
May 9, 2016

Fire is the last remaining human monster. She has the ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of the innocent people around her. One day, the prince summons her to the castle. The royal family needs her to help them uncover a plot to undermine the king. Soon she begins to discover there is more to her power than she ever realized, it could save the kingdom. If only she wasn't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.

My head hurts from crying but other than that, so very good! Loved this book!

Teen Review

Tamar

By Mal Peet
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Feb 9, 2016

When Tamar’s grandfather dies, she finds out he left her a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. These lead her to discover another Tamar from the past, a resistance fighter in Nazi-occupied Holland a century before. His story is one of passionate love, betrayal, jealousy, and tragedy against the backdrop of the daily fear during the second World War, and unraveling it is about to change her life forever.

I thought this was a very well written book. I enjoyed it because it is about a side of World War II that I haven't often read about-the Dutch resistance efforts.

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