Sunday, March 25, 2012
This is one of my eleven-year-old daughter's very favorite series (along with Tiffany Aching, The Hunger Games, and Skulduggery Pleasant), which are among mine as well. She has already read Out of Sight, Out of Time and loved it. I've only read the first two, which I enjoyed, but it was a while ago and the events are a bit hazy in my mind. So I may have to reread (or re-listen - the audio books are great) in order to continue. For those of you who aren't familiar with the books, it's a YA series about girls who attend what appears to be a hoity-toity prep school for rich girls but is actually a school for spies. There are fun spy gadgets and gizmos, interesting exams and projects, and exciting, dangerous fields trips. Cute boys, too, and issues like honesty in love vs. keeping classified information and cover stories secret. What's not to like? Here is a drawing of the academy and the characters as envisioned by my daughter, who made it a few weeks ago, when she was waiting impatiently for the next installment in the series.