By Jonathon Bernstein
320 pages – ages 9+
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 1st 2015
Synopsis- Bridget Wilder is the sort of child you never remember. Her older brother is a juvenile delinquent, and her younger sister is perfect. A devil, an angel, and Bridget. Then, on her [forgotten] birthday, she receives a mysterious bag with a broken smart phone, tic-tacs she doesn’t like, and lip gloss that doesn’t open. When Bridget gets a call on the smart phone, she realizes her life will be changed forever. Bridget was adopted, but she learns that her birthfather is a secret agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. Not only that, but she may be good secret agent material too! But what if being a secret agent ends up being more than meets the eye?
What I Thought- There has been quite a lot of spy/secret agent books coming to my review pile lately. It’s nice to see a fresh take on this theme. This was a fun secret agent book. Mr. Bernstein does a great job getting the reader involved in the story. Bridget is a great character, and totally believable as the middle child who is always forgotten. I liked the action and mystique in the plot. I was not expecting the twist at the end of the book (won’t tell you – you have to read it 😉 ). It was a pleasant surprise to be a bit shocked – I love it when stories are not predictable. The writing was smooth and the story was told in a way that it will appeal to a wide age range. I think fans of James Bond will like this book a lot, I know I did.