Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.4 Llamas


This is a really good book for all ages. It doesn’t really have an age limit, and I think even six-year olds could read it (if they can read). This book is appropriate, funny, has adventure, and… IT’S ABOUT SPY’S!!!!!!! (I really like reading about spy’s)

The book is focused around a kid trying to learn to be a spy (and sort-of failing) and is really funny. The plot line is super fun and adventurous. There is some fighting, but the fight-scenes are kid friendly. The book is still pretty good.

Over all, if you are interested in reading a funny, adventurous, and kid-friendly book… READ THIS BOOK!!!


  • FUNNY!!!!!!!
  • Super fun adventure


  • Barely there… but some violence

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him?

Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!

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