Spy School - book cover
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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
  • Published : 02 Apr 2013
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1442421835
  • ISBN-13 : 9781442421837
  • Language : English

Spy School

"Combines Alex Rider's espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl." -School Library Journal

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? In the first book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley sure hopes so-and his life may depend on it!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he's already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn't exactly scream "secret agent." In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science-but he's entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior CIA academy. Could the CIA really want him?

Editorial Reviews

"Twists and turns in the plot keep readers guessing until the very end. The story, over-the-top funny, combines Alex Rider's espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl. Subtle digs at the stuffiness of a federal agency and the romance of spying abound." ― School Library Journal

" This romp is a great choice for reluctant readers of either gender." ― Booklist

Readers Top Reviews

My 12 year old son is dyslexic abs loved this book. He was laughing out loud and as a consequence I have bought him the rest of the set which he is whipping through. My son has previously enjoyed Diary of a wimpy kid, the last kids on earth, Timmy Failure, Kid Normal, Tom Gates, The Storey Tree House Series along with the Shapeshifter series - Ali Sparkes .
im a twelve year old and i've read this series 4-5 times and i always love nit edven though i know what happens and i just love stuart gibbss' writing style and his other series moon base alpha which is how i started reading the spy school series so in total its a action packed book withlots of twists and turns
Bought this for a kiddo starting to lose interest in reading for pleasure. They loved this book and read right through it. Had to hustle and buy the next in the series because she read it so fast. Seems like a neat series.
Emilio Zigubre
I am 9 years old and loved this book so much. It is a good book full of details that will keep your eyes glued to the pages! This is a perfect book for boys and girls. It will keep you at the edge of your chair. I recommended the serie to my class. You might give up playing video games to read this book. It is a very funny book and filled with plenty of action. Tell your mom to buy the second book as soon as you start the first one because trust me you won't want to wait.
CorinaSKMother Hones
My 8 year old couldn’t go to sleep after reading 2 chapters. Until 3AM! The words murder, assassins, torture, weapons, and nerve gas spear multiple times on each page. The character hates school and is a glorified underachieving whiner. Needless to say my son loved it. However I have conveniently misplaced the book.

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