|By (author):||Gibbs, Stuart|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Law & Crime|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||7.62in x 5.12in x 0.90in|
|From The Publisher*||Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so-and his life may depend on it!|
Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he's already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn't exactly scream "secret agent." In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science-but he's entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him?
Actually, no. There's been a case of mistaken identity-but that doesn't stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!
|Review Quote*||"Twists and turns in the plot keep readers guessing until the very end. The story, over-the-top funny, combines Alex Rider's espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl. Subtle digs at the stuffiness of a federal agency and the romance of spying abound."|
|Review Quote*||" This romp is a great choice for reluctant readers of either gender."|