Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed from start to finish. Perfect middle grader book for a boy, girl and any reluctant reader. I hadn’t read the first book “Spy School”, but it wasn’t necessary to read in order to follow the goings on at Spy Camp.
Our main spy, Ben Ripley, seems to be in over his head when he receives a mysterious note “encouraging” him to join SPYDER – the dark side. The spy tale quickly unfolds and Ben, along with the reader, is not sure who to trust. Ben, must stay safe and not be captured by SPYDER. But all is not what we think. Lots of spy intrigue with missiles, secret spy bases, school buses getting blown up, a Civil War reenactment and so much more. Even though spies and saving the world from evil are tough topics, Stuart manages to use lots of humor and a little teen angst to keep his story moving forward.
Now I must go read book one, “Spy School”.