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Spy School

by Stuart Gibbs

Published by Simon & Schuster, 2012
290 pages
ISBN: 978𢴒424-21820

Ages 912

Ben Ripley is astounded when he抯 whisked off to the secret CIA-run spy school outside Washington, D.C. The boarding school for kids from sixth through twelfth grades trains America抯 future spies. But there抯 a mole in the school, leaking secrets to enemy governments, and Ben discovers he抯 been hand-picked to attend not because he抯 great spy material, but to set a trap. The CIA has created a false profile indicating Ben is a brilliant cryptologist, making him a target for would-be assassins. Trying to avoid being kidnapped or killed, Ben finds his only ally梐nd in fact the one person who seems able to outsmart both enemy spies and school and CIA officials梚s 黚er-student Erika, daughter of the dashing and famous American spy Alexander Hale. Stuart Gibbs抯 over-the-top story has elements of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and the movie Spy Kids竍ut the result is an original blend full of action, adventure, and abundant humor.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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