Spy School

Spy School

Book - 2012
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Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781442421820
1442421827
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm.

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blue_dog_44064
Jun 18, 2020

Twelve-year-old Benjamin Ripley has just been accepted to St. Smithen’s Science Academy for Boys and Girls. Similar to Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series, the school also happens to be a cover for the CIA’s junior training facility. But there’s a catch: Ben has been brought in as bait. The CIA wants to flush out the mole that has infiltrated the school. Now, he needs to prepare himself for danger. Someone’s out for him, and he doesn’t know who. With just the help of a few friends, he needs to survive the attempts being made on his life. Anyone and everyone can be a suspect, including the staff and students. On top of keeping himself alive, he has to figure out the bad guy’s scheme. Will he succeed?

In this enthralling story of thwarting evil organizations, readers will be enraptured by shocking revelations, such as “My family’s had the keys since it was built, seeing as it [the Washington Monument] was such an important part of the city’s defense system.” The plotlines and structures of the story were also very well developed. There are twists just when we believe the mystery is solved. Ben’s emotions and thoughts are heartfelt, and the humor of him trying to turn into a super-spy is delightful. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery and adventure. The reader will remember this book for a long time to come.

VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 13, 2020

This is a super fun, exciting and entertaining book. Awkward, nerdy Ben is shocked when he is recruited by the CIA to join a super secret kids spy school. Was his recruitment a mistake? The book is full of plot twists and turns. There's lots of action and several interesting characters. Ben is a likeable protagonist. The book is the first in a series, so there are many more to read. The book is very engaging and is a good page-turner and could be an excellent choice for both reluctant readers and keen readers alike. Best of all, the book is very funny. I found it hugely enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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reinelune
Jan 07, 2020

First in series, recommended by William Dosch age 9. Very entertaining!

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NicePerson_290
Jan 05, 2020

All the books in this series are great!

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pranavnaren
Nov 22, 2019

This book is great!
Spy school is the first book to an 8th part series. It has plot twists and turns. All I'm trying to say is that you will love reading it!

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red_panda_3511
Sep 27, 2019

Stuart Gibbs does a really good job with his books!!!!!

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kaedanawesomeguy
Aug 15, 2019

I liked that it was surprising and has lots of plot twists

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arivchaudhry
Jul 26, 2019

BEST SERIES EVER !!!!

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zkansari
May 05, 2019

SPY SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW

This book is elaborately detailed. All the answers to what characters seek are in the words. It takes a true brain to decode these messages. As you get further into the series, you identify "the cream of the cream of the cream" (Evil Spy School quote), and realize how dangerous some weapons are. Ben Ripley is more of an unexpected hero (we did graphic novels on these during school), and Stuart Gibbs frames him as a lesser person than some others. He also demonstrates a sense of mystery by the fact of Murray Hill and Chip Schacter, and their plot twist.

The way each character is represented is intense, for instance, Warren Reeves has a skill in camouflage, and the way it connects back to that fact. Or the way Erica Hale is called Ice Queen and it always goes back to her cold or icy stare.

People eleven years and above will enjoy and understand this book.

~Legend.

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mahati1
Apr 20, 2019

In the form of suspense and comedy, Spy School has blown my mind!! This book is good for all ages and is sure to be loved by everyone.

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Oct 20, 2018

Coarse Language: THE A WORD IS IN IT

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Coarse Language: the a word is in it

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