The New Recruit: Mission 1: Moscow

The New Recruit Mission Moscow Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks But before he even boards the plane for Moscow Spencer realizes this i

  • Title: The New Recruit: Mission 1: Moscow
  • Author: Jill Williamson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.These guys mean business.Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggleForced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.These guys mean business.Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.

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    1. My hands and ankles are taped, as is my mouth. There is a pillowcase over my head that prevents me from seeing who my captors are. I can do nothing. Suddenly a hand reaches up inside the pillowcase and rips the tape off of my mouth. Ouch. That hurt. I'll probably be missing patches of skin later after all the other tape comes off. Someone shakes me roughly. I smell fresh baked cookies coming from somewhere close by. Wait, cookies? "What do you know about the book The New Recruit by Jill Williams [...]

    2. Most people I know didn't enjoy this too much, but I absolutely LOVED it! The beginning was a little fast for me, and in some places I wanted to bash Spencer over the head, but it was soooo good. Of course, I may also think that because I love Russia. BUT STILL.

    3. What I LovedThe voice. I could pretty much sum up the entirety of what I loved about this book with those two words. Yes, the plot was amazing. Yes, the fact that Spencer was iffy about what all was going on helped me really believe in what was going on (with a Christian spy organization, there has to be a teensy-weensy ounce of doubt in the beginning, right? Aesthetic distance, maybe?). Yes, this book totally made me laugh and come home from a long day of school, school, and more school, excite [...]

    4. I've been waiting to read this book for ages and when I finally got it I couldn't put it down. Jill Williamson is one of my favorite authors and she did such an amazing job with this book.“What can I say? I’m a moron” I read that first line and I knew I was going to love Spencer. At times I wanted to slap him, but that’s what makes him a good character. He is real. He is hilarious, hormonal, skeptical, temperamental, sweet, and one hundred percent reckless. As I read New Recruit I felt l [...]

    5. Ah, these kids. <3 You all know that I often have… difficulties with characters who consistently make unwise decisions about their lives, but even though Spencer got himself into several situations that could have very easily been avoided, I loved him. He wasn’t anywhere close to perfect and I can’t even say that I 100 % understood where he was coming from; but there was just something about him that allowed me to look past the fact that he was hot-tempered knucklehead who really needed [...]

    6. Jill Williamson’s latest novel, The New Recruit, is another great read for young adult readers. Spencer Garmond, the newest recruit for a secretive organization destined to do intelligence work for God, is a reluctant, if not skeptical member of the Mission League. But that doesn’t stop him from joining their adventures in Russia. Ms. Williamson does a spectacular job weaving intrigue and danger into this spy-kidesque mission.The fun doesn’t stop with the plot. No, the characters are uniqu [...]

    7. The Story. Spencer Garmond seems like a typical freshman in high school--girl crazy, half-trying to balance the demands at home with the fun and games he wants for his life. Number one is his love of basketball and his ambition to play in college. And why shouldn't he have that dream? At six feet five, he made the varsity and is hoping for a starting spot next year.Standing in his way is well, perhaps, himself. He gets angry way too often, ends up in fights, and his grandmother, who has raised [...]

    8. For creativity in the overall presentation of the story and for ingenuity in depicting the cast of characters, The New Recruit gets a thumbs-up! Spencer Garmond is a teen with a passion for basketball and a penchant for getting into trouble. But there's much more to his background (and perhaps his future) than Spencer realizes An offer to join the Mission League sets him on a path that forces him to face who he is and decide what (if anything) he believes in. Forget trips to the principal's offi [...]

    9. Typical Spencer: "I used to like church. When I was a kid, I looked forward to Sunday school, bringing my quarters for starving children in Africa, making cross crafts out of popsicle sticks, memorizing Bible verses, singing songs with hand motions, and showing Grandma the cartoon story in the take-home paper. Somewhere along the way I just lost interest. But I’m glad, you know? Because when I look at the people who are my age— those churcher teens— I don’t want to be one of those people [...]

    10. The New RecruitThe Mission League #1by Jill WilliamsonSpencer Garmond is trouble and it has finally caught up to him. Hanging out with the wrong crowd, skipping detention, language that needs censoring at 15 Spencer is heading the wrong way and fast. When given a choice between going to Military school or joining the Mission League, Spencer chooses the Mission League. But what does Spencer have in common with a bunch of "churchers"? Not much in Spencer's opinion and spending summer vacation on a [...]

    11. Fast-paced and engaging from the very first!A fantastic beginning to what I know will be an amazing series! There were so many things to love about The New Recruit, full of diverse characters to fit every personality, it would be hard not to find at least one characters to identify with. For me as a homeschooler, I really liked how the homeschoolers were well represented by Beth and Isaac!I loved how engaged I was from the very start, and that Spencer and his friends' senses of humor kept me smi [...]

    12. What first attracted me to this book was 1. Jill Williamson (fantastic author), 2. spies (can rarly go wrong with this kinda plot), and 3. Russia (have a strange fasination and obsession with Russia since the movie Anastasia. Even have a book in Russian yet I can't read a word of it). While reading The New Recruit, I enjoyed the oportunity, like many of my fellow reviews, to see from the point of view of someone who doesn't practice their Christian faith while surounded by those who do. It gave [...]

    13. I am fast becoming a fan of Jill Williamson’s writing. In The New Recruit, the first book in her Mission League series, young Spencer Garmond is given a choice by his grandmother: Stay at Pilot Point Christian School and do what he loves, play basketball, or get shipped off to Carlsbad Military Academy. It would seem an easy choice, but there’s a catch. In order to stay, he must join the Mission League, “an international intelligence organization that does the Lord’s work.” Not being a [...]

    14. This book is your one-way ticket to Moscow, Russia!Ms. Williamson's latest release, The New Recruit, the first in her new series, is an adventure-packed novel. For me, it started off a little slow but it didn't take too many chapters for the pace to really pick up. Then I was glued to it until the very last page.In The New Recruit, we meet Spencer. Spencer isn't a Christian, but he goes to a Christian school. But, his knack for getting into trouble is getting back to him. His grandmother has giv [...]

    15. Jill Williamson has done it again with The New Recruit, book 1 of 4 in The Mission League series. Her voice is wonderful and her characters believable. Her plot is well woven and held my interest right until the very end.I identified with Spencer and appreciated that his transition to belief wasn't an easy one. I also enjoyed the fact that all the Christians were unique and had flaws of their own. Very refreshing!With each page turn I became more engrossed with the storyline and the plight of th [...]

    16. I loved this book. I don’t know why that surprised me. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Jill Williamson. Still, I wasn’t 100% sure that this book would be my cup of tea. Even so, I couldn’t actually resist a book about teenage spies on a mission trip to Moscow, could I? I mean Russia…land where I fell in love with missions. And who doesn’t love a good spy story? Throw in secret meetings before school, the Russian mafia, the power of prayer and spiritual warfare set amid the very [...]

    17. I seriously loved this book, it's not my usual type of book as I am a romance book kind of girl but I really got into this book, She describes everything really amazingly and I could really picture everything Every chapter had something new that shocked me and I will defiantly be reading the other 3 books in the series when they are released! I especially loved the ending chapters but i won't talk about them as I don't want to give anything away for anyone who wants to read it!Overall I loved th [...]

    18. Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.These guys mean business.Stumbling onto a gang of homeless boys calling themselves Bratva, with a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration. Why had Spencer been dreaming ab [...]

    19. Well, this wasn't bad at all! *grins* The New Recruit by Jill Williamson isn't my first choice of read, but I ended up quite enjoying it. Our main character, Spencer, was hard to like in more than one way; but he had some great character development through the course of the book.Spies. Secrets. Action. Danger. Growing. An interesting group of teens on a unique adventure. I look forward to seeing what happens next!

    20. Spencer Garmond is faced with two unbearable punishments: Military school or a Moscow missions trip with a bunch of gun-ho Bible geeks. But what kind of missions group meets in a secret room under the cleaning shed, holds classified information about Spencer's family, has undercover field offices all over the world, and happen to be Christian spies for God?Happy to receive a Williamson book for Christmas, I plunged into the new story as quickly as I could. This is Jill Williamson's first novel ( [...]

    21. This was a fun adventure to read with my middle schooler. Engaging characters and enough mystery to keep us turning pages with interest. There were a few times I found it pretty predictable, but I've been known to be a bit cynical. That said, I would like to read the next in the series.

    22. This is the first book of the Mission League series.Fast paced, exciting, full of the unexpected. This book keeps you in suspense and the pages practically turn themselves as you become absorbed into the book. Read this series, you will be glad you did.5 Stars.

    23. Great new series by Michael Beil. Andover is recruited by a secret society to help fight evil. Fast paced with lots of twists and turns.

    24. Spencer Garmond is a rebel stuck living with his grandma because his dad left and his mom is dead. So grandma makes him attend a private school. His only escapes are video games and basketball. He gets an invitation to some weird sounding before school club and decides to at least check it out. The group is called Mission League. It’s top secret, only a select few know about it and are invited. But Spencer has more connection to this League than he ever knew—Grandma, mom, dad and even the to [...]

    25. IT. WAS. AWESOME. That's all I can say write now. I shall try to write an actual review in a week or so, after my pure amazement with the book wears off . xD Loved every page!!**Update- January 18, 2013**Okay, well it's been around two weeks since I read the book. I'll say this, I really really enjoyed it. This was the first book I read by Jill Williamson, and it definitely didn't disappoint. I originally found out about her from a writing blog she runs with Stephanie Morrill, titledGo Teen Writ [...]

    26. The New Recruit, Mission 1: Moscow is another excellently crafted novel by Jill Williamson. She has great characters and an intriguing story line in this first book of a new YA Mission League series. The main character, Spencer Garmond, speaks in first person POV, past tense and is the only point-of-view in the book. He's a tall 15-year-old basketball player with red hair and freckles, who despite being raised by his strict grandmother, always manages to find himself in trouble. Spencer attends [...]

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