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The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza
By Steven Stickler
Publication Date: March 21, 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
177 pages – Ages 8+
Not every almost-ten-year old gets to be a secret agent. Auggie Spinoza discovers he is not only a secret agent, but he’s a Time Watcher. Time Watchers travel through time to keep bad guys from changing history. Auggie went back in time and met Emily Nicole Emerson, another Time Watcher who apparently was there for the same reason as Auggie - to stop the evil Time Vultures from taking over the world! Emily and Auggie need to go back in time to stop the Time Vultures from taking over. They will have to crack codes, find clues, try to end up at the right place in history and fight off bad guys. Along the way they find out about history and get to meet famous people from history like Plato and Thomas Jefferson.
I am finding all kinds of really great time-travel books lately! I really liked the idea of this book. I liked how Auggie was kind of a secret-agent-spy, but he also time-travelled. The book was just fun to read. Mr. Stickler mixed humor and action together in the book. I also liked the history in the plot. I liked Auggie. He was really nice, cool, and was casual (still kind of an ordinary kid even though he is a Time Watcher). He seemed to always do the right thing. Emily was a good character too. They made a great team. I like how it is a “Good Vs. Evil” type of book. I recommend this book to kids 8+.