Monday, March 28, 2022

Spy School the Graphic Novel

Author:  Stuart Gibbs

Illustrator:  Anjan Sarkar

Publisher:  Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Date Published:  February 15, 2022

Genre:  Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Mystery

Rating:  ⭐

My Thoughts:

-    I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

-    Ben Ripley loves James Bond, and he wants to become a spy just like him. Ben is really good at a video game that was produced by the CIA, and they have been monitoring Ben's skills. One day, Ben gets a surprise visit from an agent and recruited to spy school. Sadly, it isn't as fun as Ben thought it would be, and there is a mole amongst the students. Dun Dun Dun! 

-    This series has been on my radar for a while, but I haven't read any of the books, so when I received a copy of the graphic novel in the mail, I was elated. I wanted to read and review the book before it was released, but you know. . .too many books to read. 

-    I really enjoyed the story. Who hasn't wanted or pretended to be spy? I liked that there was a little bit of mystery, but also a lot of a middle schooler trying to fit in and figure out his strengths. 

-    The book is full of delightful humor. Gibbs is amazing when it comes to humor. 

-    The illustrations are fantastic. I loved all the facial expressions and action.

-    When Gnome and I are finished with the Whatever After series, I think we are going to start the spy school series.

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  1. Replies
    1. It is! I would have loved a series like this when I was younger.

  2. Sounds like a delightful book. I wanted to be a spy when I was young too. But, not James Bond, I wanted to be Harriet the Spy!