Spy School

Spy School

By Stuart Gibbs

119 ratings 148 reviews 116 followers
Book 1 of 5 in the  Spy School Series
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 3 - 6 n/a 5.3 61192
Like many kids, Ben Ripley imagines life as a secret agent would be pretty awesome -- so when he learns he's been recruited to the C.I.A.'s top secret Academy of Espionage, it sounds too good to be true.  And it is.  From the moment he arrives -- and ends up in the middle of an enemy attack -- Ben finds Spy School is going to be far more difficult, dastardly and dangerous than he expected.  Even worse, he soon discovers that he hasn't been recruited to become a top agent; instead, he's been brought in as bait to catch a devious double agent.  Now, Ben needs a crash course in espionage so that he can catch the mole, prove his worth -- and get the girl.  It won't be easy, but it'll be a very fun -- and very funny -- ride.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published on 4/2/2013
Binding: Paperback

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Great book if you're looking for an intriguing mystery, that will have you with the answer right under your nose.

I think it's a really good book that's perfect for any people who want to be spies. ;) It's also really funny and intriguing because the main character basically leads a double life. In one, he's an average guy. In the other, he's a spy who keeps getting selected for missions. (honestly, it's kinda sus.) Read the book to find out why! :)

I've read this book more than I've read any other book in my life. It is such a light read, I read this whenever I am bored or in the car. It's funny and I like Ben and Erica's dynamic, however one-sided it may be. Would definitely recommend.

this book is amazing ! if you like mystery books this is the book for you it just gets you to read and read all day long and it doesn't EVER get you bored . I loved this book and I think it is AMAZING!

Don’t get me wrong this book is AMAZING and you DO have to read it (along with every other book in the series) but, the Spy School series is a bit repetitive and it usually goes something like this: an evil group of people try to do something bad Ben going into the seen as bait, usually without realizing. There is an obstacle the have to get around, nobody can figure out there plan but Ben figures it at at the last minute. The world is saved! Although this is the mane gists I totally recommend.

Best espionage book of all time, so good I read the whole series! A MUST-READ for all kids who like action, comedy, romance, and a little bit of mystery. This book is for sure going to keep you turning the pages. ;)

This book was soooo good I finished it yesterday and can't wait to get the 2nd one!!!

Berica Berica

Loved this book!

This book was surprisingly really good! Ben Ripley is your average-ish middle school boy. He's a wiz at math, has a crush, gets bullied, ect. But Ben's life changes dramatically when he gets offered a scholarship to the CIA's top secret spy academy! Ben happily accepts the offer and heads off to spy school. I mean- who wouldn't want to go to a super cool spy school? There he learns that spy school isn't as cool as he thought it was going to be. Instead of learning how to fight and things like that- he has lectures. But after an attack in his room, he learns that someone or something is after him. Ben teams up with Erica and along the way they make conclusions and learn shocking secrets. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Happy reading!

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