Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What Mrs. N's Been Reading - Spy High: Mission One

Ok, I finally got around to reading one of A.J Butcher's Spy High series. It took this long because they're never on the shelf. Anyway, just finished Spy High: Mission One. This is another one that won't be considered classic literature 20 years from now, but it's a quick, fun read - essentially the book equivalent of a mindless, action flick. It's another series about a group of kids being trained to do spy work, this time in a futuristic society in England. It has the team that doesn't quite gel and keeps screwing up practice missions because egos keep butting into each other. Plenty of action, minimal character development. If you want a little more character and plot development, I'd recommend the Cherub series or the Spies Like Us series ahead of this one. But this is a great introduction to this type of book, especially for reluctant middle school readers. I can see why they've been so popular with middle school guys. Enjoy!

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