Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Middle Grades Pick: Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls
by Beth McMullen
Fast paced and fun, Beth McMullen has a sure hit on her hands. Middle grades and all grades will enjoy the antics and fun when Abigail Hunter is shipped off to a private boarding school for girls. Abigail thinks, "oh, yawn," but finds out that not only is her school anything but boring, it is a super exclusive school for training teen spies.
When Abigail tries sneaking out one night, she overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to hear. Mrs. Smith has to make sure Abigail won't repeat what she's heard or figure it out. Later, she is accepted into the spy school and learns her mother is their favorite spy. She's shocked. She had no idea her boring mother could be an international spy! And now she's missing. Even the adult spies don't have a clue where to look for Abigail's mother (Teflon).
It is up to Abigail to follow the clues and find her mother. Abigail's mother's trail is hard to follow. The adults think she used her skills to cover her tracks. But why? Why would her mother vanish and leave Abigail at the school? And who is after her?
A rollicking read in what is sure to be a bestselling series for girls grade 4-up. The writing and story are more exciting than the typical Babysitter's Club fare or fairy tale mash-ups. Readers are likely to read the entire series as it publishes.
Highly recommended grade 4-up. A must read! A must have for all MG libraries!
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.