The Doublecross

The Doublecross

(and Other Skills I Learned as A Superspy)

Book - 2016
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With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, this start to a fresh middle grade action-adventure series is part Spy Kids and all fun!

Everyone in twelve-year-old Hale's family is a spy, going way back. They've all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, an elite organization that's so top secret that new agents aren't recruited; they're born. His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn't your typical stealthy spy--he is, as his mother puts it, "big-boned," and as some of his classmates put it, "fat." Still, he's convinced he will someday be a great field agent. After all, it's his legacy.

But when both his mother and father go missing on a secret mission--likely captured by the SRS's number one enemy--it's Hale's time to step up and (with a little help from his acrobat-cheerleader little sister) save the day.

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Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781619639393
Characteristics: 291 pages ;,212 cm.

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Jun 03, 2017

This was a fun read. The theme of "people aren't always as they appear" is a given for a spy novel, but this novel gives it a more thorough treatment than most by tying it into the insecurities and social anxieties of adolescence. The mystery-adventure parts of the novel were exciting, with some twists being obvious but the major ones managing to surprise me even though I was looking for them.

JCLChrisK Jan 27, 2017

A nice mix of spy thriller action and intriguing character development. Hale may have been trained from birth by a top secret organization to be a top field agent, but he breaks the mold in all kinds of ways. Unexpected and fun. 3.5 stars.

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