Monday, February 11, 2019

How I Became a Spy

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

From Goodreads   From the award-winning author of The Great Trouble comes a story of espionage, survival, and friendship during World War II. 

Bertie Bradshaw never set out to become a spy. He never imagined traipsing around war-torn London, solving ciphers, practicing surveillance, and searching for a traitor to the Allied forces. He certainly never expected that a strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson, depending on who you ask).

But when a young woman goes missing, leaving behind a coded notebook, Bertie is determined to solve the mystery. With the help of Eleanor and his friend David, a Jewish refugee--and, of course, his trusty pup, Little Roo--Bertie must decipher the notebook in time to stop a double agent from spilling the biggest secret of all to the Nazis.

From the author of The Great Trouble, this suspenseful WWII adventure reminds us that times of war call for bravery, brains and teamwork from even the most unlikely heroes.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun story, but I don't have much to say about it.

-    I liked that the book was a mystery and historical fiction. It was fun to see WWII from a younger perspective.

-    I really liked learning about different codes and how to decipher them.

-    The relationship between Bertie and his dog is really cute. 

-    The story starts out slow, but it gathers interest along the way.

-    I think this was a fun and cute story, and I think the target audience will have a lot of fun with it. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a cute read. Love that there's a dog in it. :)