The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza By Steven Stickler

22 Aug

Wish me luck, today is my first day at my new school! :D

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+.

I give this great book (or, as we say in Latin, optime liber (I think that is how it would be worded)) five out of five bookworms!

29 Responses to “The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza By Steven Stickler”

  1. Angela Brown August 22, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Time Watchers, Time Vultures, action and adventure…what’s there not to like? Great review :-)

  2. Joanna Marple August 22, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    This sounds awesome. Was the plot pretty complex, Erik?

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

      It is awesome! The plot was pretty involved, but was explained really well.

  3. Michelle Isenhoff August 22, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    I’ve noticed a lot of cool time travel books out recently too. Hey, best of luck at your new school! Make lots of new friends!

  4. Jarm Del Boccio August 22, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    This sounds like a fascinating adventure, Erik…I love history, so, I think I will check this one out at the library!
    MakingTheWriteConnections

  5. Lynn A. Davidson August 22, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    The idea of time travel has always fascinated me. This looks interesting. Good review, Erik.
    I hope your first day at school was a great beginning for you, and not too stressful.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks Ms. Davidson! I had a great first day! :) This is a great book!

  6. Stacy S. Jensen August 22, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I hope you had a wonderful day at your new school! Time travel, humor and action — sounds like a fun book. Have a great school year.

  7. Kirsten Larson August 22, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Erik, this sounds like the type of book I would have loved as a kid. I hope you had a great first day. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a new school. Good luck!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Larson! My day was great! I really liked this book! :)

  8. Alison August 22, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Glad you enjoyed this! I had fun with it too.

  9. Renee C. August 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Have a wonderful first day of school Erik! Good luck in your new school. I love time-traveling books. It reminds me of the Magic Tree House books. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. :)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Thank you Ms. C.! It does remind me of the Magic Tree House books, but it is more spy-y. ;)

  10. lionelsnod August 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Sounds like a fun book. Good luck at school today Erik! Time travel is a neat topic, I’d like to read this book, it sounds like something that I would enjoy. Thanks for the review Erik and best of luck to you Mr. Stickler

    Paul R. Hewlett

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      It is fun Mr. Hewlett! Thank you! I think you would like this book! :)

  11. Myra GB August 24, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    Hi Erik, this actually reminds me of a book I have just read sometime February: The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer. It has the same premise of time travel and it’s also a brilliant book. Will look out for this one that you recommended.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 24, 2012 at 6:50 am #

      Is “The Only One” for kids my age? If so, I’ll check it out! I hope you find “Agent Auggie” :)

      • Myra GB August 24, 2012 at 6:55 am #

        Yes! It’s a middle grade novel. :) You’d love it.

      • thiskidreviewsbooks August 24, 2012 at 6:56 am #

        Thanks! :D

  12. Darlene August 26, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Another time travel book! Love that whole idea. Thanks for bringing these books to my attention. I don’t have time to read all of them but you do such a good job of revieweing them, I don’t need to. I have a good list for my grandchildren now.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

      It is a great idea! So many good books, so little time! ;) I hope your grandkids like these kinds of books! :)

  13. Myra GB September 9, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Another time travel book, nice! Hope you got to check “The Only Ones” by Aaron Starmer, I have a feeling you’d enjoy the brilliance of that one.

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