Spy Factory #1: My School is a Spy Factory
by Steven Stickler
170 pages – ages 8+
Published by CreateSpace on June 4, 2013
Sixth-grader Nate Fischer never thought about being a spy. After an unexpected phone call came the night before school started, Nate found himself at the Benjamin Tallmadge Institute – a school for SPIES! Nate begins his training and is a good spy (not great – but good). Nate soon finds himself and his partner, Lucy, on a mission to save their school (and possible the whole world) from total destruction!
I read and reviewed another one of Mr. Stickler’s book (The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza – see my review HERE) and I really enjoyed that one. Mr. Stickler’s new book is even better. I love all the spy gadgets and techniques they use in the book. I have to say that having kids as spies or secret agents is a favorite story plot for me. Mr. Stickler made his book stand out from other’s I have read by packing it full of cool spy gear and action. The plot kept me interested in reading the book and Mr. Stickler’s writing style is good for any age. The story has humor mixed in to make reading it more fun. Nate is a great character and I enjoyed reading about him. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.