School starts tomorrow! I WANT MORE SUMMER!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Well I guess I can get started on beating the all-time school district record for accelerated reading (set last year by me). Last year I smashed the old school record by getting 1503 points. This year my goal is to beat that! Check the widget on the side bar to see my progress!
On to today’s review!
Orphan Max Segredo was wrongly blamed for burning his foster parents’ house. He did NOT do it! But anyway, this little incident earns him the title of “Pyromaniac.” Thus, Max finds himself at the Merry Sunshine Orphanage as a last chance before landing in juvenile hall. Max soon finds out that this isn’t an ordinary orphanage – it teaches special skills – SPY skills!
At the spy school/orphanage, Max learns:
- to pick locks,
- break codes,
- and do martial arts, among other things. Max also learns that
- his dad is still alive (via coded message)
Soon Max finds himself on a dangerous mission trying to stop smugglers, and an evil group of spies while trying to find his dad!
This is a great book! I love spies (that’s on my list of what I want to be when I grow up) and this book was AWESOME!!! I REALLY really really want a sequel to this book (and seeing that it’s book 1, I expect a book 2!), and I can’t wait to read book 2 when it comes out! Max is a great character! I like how Max adapts very well to the situations in the school. I like Mr. Hale’s writing style – he adds just the right amount of humor, action, and sarcasm in this exciting book!
And now, the moment most of you have been waiting for… The GIVEAWAY!!! You can get a chance to win “Playing with Fire” by just commenting and saying who your favorite spy is, whether real life or books/movies! My favorite is the spy from the movie “The Spy Next Door” (Jackie Chan). 🙂 The giveaway runs until August 25th (I’ll post the winner on Monday the 26th). Good luck!
Categories: Age 9+