A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.
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WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:
The unlikely-hero plot is not a road less travelled now, so it is always good whenever someone would make a leap of fate and try something new. This story follows a character that goes from being a bully to being a nerd. There is a lot of action and adventure going on in this book, and the characters are very diverse.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:
The book is good, but does not have the best writing style out there. I can a lot of room for improvement. And even though the unlikely-hero plot is unique, the premise is no longer new. I know there should be gadgets and all, but I want something more. I want something I have not heard before. It is a children’s book, so the imagination should be wilder than normal. Furthermore, children’s books tend to give good emotional depth. That is absent in this book.
Kids and kids at heart. Just don’t expect a lot of new things, and you will surely enjoy this novel. The antagonist is very likable.
READING SLUMP CURE?
No. Get something else. It is a very simple novel, but I don’t think it does not have enough juice to push you out of the reading slump.
NEXT MONTH CHALLENGE:
YA Fantasy set in another country