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, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442421820
1442421827
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm

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Username0110
Aug 15, 2017

The sleepy-looking old building deep in the heart of the City of Washington, D.C. gave no clue as to what was happening inside. Student Ben Ripley, newly recruited to the Spy School (and hoping someday to become a secret agent), was about to find out.
From his first moment at the school, Ben realized that he had to be always on the alert. He had to think carefully about who he could and could not trust. Intrigue, mystery and danger were around every corner – in fact, Ben was attacked by a ruthless assassin on his first night in the dormitory.
It didn’t help that Ben was rather awkward and a little accident-prone – which aren’t generally considered to be undercover agent characteristics. However, Ben’s math and science skills were top-notch, and by the time everyone realized that his recruitment to the school was based on a case of mistaken identity, he was determined to stay and succeed … if he could survive all the attempts being made on his life!
As Ben tried to learn the identity of his would-be assassin, he discovered something even more serious: buried beneath the school was a bomb!
For those who enjoy an action-filled mystery/adventure story filled with twists and turns, along with a generous dose of humour, Stuart Gibbs’ book would be an excellent choice.

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PCT
Oct 29, 2016

BEST BOOK EVER!!! COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!!!

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f2_wildliverpool10
Jun 30, 2016

epic book. recommended FOR THE NOT-SO-AVERAGE KID!

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rochfeng
Aug 28, 2015

NICE

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jaredmcnamee
Apr 28, 2015

Now I will learn how to be a spy!

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DaCookieMuncha
Apr 14, 2015

Mlg ending😉

SPL_Childrens Nov 25, 2014

The sleepy-looking old building deep in the heart of the City of Washington, D.C. gave no clue as to what was happening inside. Student Ben Ripley, newly recruited to the Spy School (and hoping someday to become a secret agent), was about to find out.

From his first moment at the school, Ben realized that he had to be always on the alert. He had to think carefully about who he could and could not trust. Intrigue, mystery and danger were around every corner – in fact, Ben was attacked by a ruthless assassin on his first night in the dormitory.

It didn’t help that Ben was rather awkward and a little accident-prone – which aren’t generally considered to be undercover agent characteristics. However, Ben’s math and science skills were top-notch, and by the time everyone realized that his recruitment to the school was based on a case of mistaken identity, he was determined to stay and succeed … if he could survive all the attempts being made on his life!

As Ben tried to learn the identity of his would-be assassin, he discovered something even more serious: buried beneath the school was a bomb!

For those who enjoy an action-filled mystery/adventure story filled with twists and turns, along with a generous dose of humour, Stuart Gibbs’ book would be an excellent choice.

ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"Dodging a ninja attack, ducking a hail of bullets, being rescued by an impossibly beautiful girl… it might sound dramatic, but for awkward math geek Ben, it's just the first day of school. Ben's greatest ambition is to be a spy, so he's thrilled when the CIA recruits him to attend their secret Academy of Espionage -- even if they only want to use him as bait to lure out a dangerous gang of double agents. Spy School is a twisty, action-packed page-turner." Kids' Books September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/92276712-a213-4830-9624-521bd48b6675?postId=2ab03d3a-8acd-4faf-a27b-d8e1bac4d525

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Kidsbookclub
Feb 22, 2014

We read this book for kids book club -- boys and girls ages 9-10. Everybody really liked this book. These are our comments:

"Spy School is an action book that has one inconsistency... there are no explosions. Good surprising book."

"Cool book with lots of action and adventure, but they don't really spy on anyone."

"Mr. Mole: My dog has fleas."

"Action book. Betrayal. Bombs. Cool book."

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window1
Nov 03, 2013

It was a very good book. I would definitely recommend it to people that like stories with some action and being surprised parts.

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