Thick Than Water (School for S.P.I.E.S) Book 2 by Bruce Hale

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


Ok, this book is sooooooooo good!!!!! And yes…I did read the second book before the first one… (Opps) But even though there were some spoilers for the first book in it, it was still sooooo good!!!!

The book is about an orphanage that trains orphans to be spies. And the main kid in it, Max, is still learning to be a spy while dealing with his dad who is on the wrong team!

It is very clean and super cool!!!! There is some violence, (their spies, some violence in gonna happen) and people do get hurt sometimes. But in a kid-friendly way. And there was only one adult thing in the book, the kid stole someones wallet and got grabbed by the bodyguard. The guard was looking for the wallet and the kid called him a perv. That was it, nothing was described but it was still in there…

Over all, this is definitely a book I would suggest and I can’t wait to read the first one!!!!! (Or the third one!) I hope you all have a wonderful day and find a good book to read! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • An AWESOME book!!!!
  • Very enjoyable and kid-friendly!!!!


  • One adult topic
  • Some spy violence
Just when Max Segredo learned that his father is still alive, he also learned that Simon Segredo was working for LOTUS, an evil spy operation that wants to take down the Merry Sunshine Orphanage (a.k.a. the School for S.P.I.E.S.) and take over the world. Now Simon is on the run from LOTUS, and Max’s surrogate family at the orphange is being threatened from without and within. LOTUS is trying to drive the school out of business, while the Ministry of Health is investigating an anonymous complaint about the orphanage.To top it all off, the trainee spies are riddled by fear and squabbling among themselves.
Into this chaos strolls a mysterious billionaire who hires S.P.I.E.S. to steal a powerful mind control device. The fee for the job will help save the school, but there’s a catch: they’ve got just three days to pilfer the device from an ultra-secure facility before LOTUS steals it first. Can the S.P.I.E.S beat their rivals to the prize before the orphanage doors close for good?
In this action-packed sequel to PLAYING WITH FIRE, it is impossible not to root for Max, a spy-in-training with mad skills, a spunky attitude, a way with the ladies (well, okay, maybe not so much), and a big heart.

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