The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy

The Doublecross And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy Part Spy Kids and all fun The Doublecross is the first in a fresh middle grade action adventure series with a healthy dose of humor Everyone in twelve year old Hale s family is a spy going way back

  • Title: The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy
  • Author: Jackson Pearce
  • ISBN: 9781619634145
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Part Spy Kids and all fun, The Doublecross is the first in a fresh middle grade action adventure series with a healthy dose of humor.Everyone in twelve year old Hale s family is a spy, going way back They ve all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, a top secret organization where new agents aren t recruited they re born His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but HPart Spy Kids and all fun, The Doublecross is the first in a fresh middle grade action adventure series with a healthy dose of humor.Everyone in twelve year old Hale s family is a spy, going way back They ve all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, a top secret organization where new agents aren t recruited they re born His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn t a typical stealthy spy he is, as his mother puts it big boned, and as some classmates put it, fat Still, he s convinced he will someday be a great field agent After all, it s his legacy But when both his mother and father go missing on a secret mission likely captured by the SRS s number one enemy it s Hale s time to step up and with a little help from his acrobat cheerleader little sister save the day.With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, popular teen author Jackson Pearce makes a fantastic debut in the middle grade arena.

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    1. OKAY, THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST ADORABLE AND FUNNIEST SPY-KIDS NOVEL I HAVE EVER READ.Sorry for the all-caps, but seriously, I never thought a premise involving elite spy kids or, err pseudo-elite spy kids would be in the same sentence as "cute" and "adorable". In less than 3 hours, I finished from A-Z and I was like, "I NEED MORE SPY KIDS IN MY LIFE."Heroes don't always look like heroes, and villains don't always look like villains.I had to work out who was who. I had to work out the truth.Mee [...]

    2. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoDid you watch the Spy Kids when you were younger? Did you think it was the absolute best? If yes, this book is for you. If not, you might still like this book! I mean, what’s not to like about a cute little middle grade novel that features spies?As soon as I read the blurb, I was sold because spies and cute middle grade. Admittedly I went into the book thinking one thing and got something else but that wasn't a bad thing because this boo [...]

    3. A middle school spy thriller? Pretty cool idea. Hale Jordan is training to be a spy, but is too overweight to become a junior agent while his younger sister Kennedy is tops in her class and may become one first. Then, his famous spy parents disappear, and Hale decides he needs to break into the archenemy's headquarters to stage a daring rescue. However, he discovers some things that turn his world upside down. For me anyway, there was a bit too much melodrama about Hale being picked on by his cl [...]

    4. Being a spy is all Hale Jordan knows. His parents are elite spies for SRS and he has been raised and trained to be a spy from birth. He might not be the most successful, mainly because his weight means he doesn't do so well on the physical part of the job, but he is very bright and excels at other skills. When his parents disappear on a mission, Hale is surprised SRS isn't going after them. So he takes matters into his own hands and breaks into The League headquarters. SRS is supposed to be the [...]

    5. ***4,5/5***BuchgestaltungAls ich das Cover das erste Mal gesehen habe, war ich nicht ganz so mega begeistert. Vor allem die Farben fand ich in Kombination nicht wirklich schön. Im Nachhinein mag ich das Cover allerdings doch ganz gerne. Es passt einfach total gut zum Inhalt und so eine Tatsache hat bei mir immer ein Stein im Brett. Man sieht den Protagonisten Hale und seine kleine Schwester Kennedy – Beide sind tatsächlich so gezeichnet wie sie im Buch beschrieben werden.Die ganze Typografie [...]

    6. 12-year-old hale is a spy at SRS Is training to be a spy and everybody in her family is a spy and her parents are going to a mission called "Project Ground-Cover". And then hale has to find them so she goes to The league the other spy school where their mission took place at. And then she could not find them and can't find them but she gets caught by Beatrix and Ben. They soon become his friends and she has to do missions to find his parents. I did enjoy this book especially when she finds out t [...]

    7. Review to come.Review based on a digital ARC received from Netgalley.3.5 starsHale Jordan is a 12 year old boy living in a spy headquarters (SRS) and attending spy school. While he wants to be a successful spy, he is a bit of a bumbler in the physical department, the butt of many jokes. Kennedy is his 9 year old successful sister. And of course, his parents are elite agents within the same spy agency. When his parents are assigned to operation Groundcover and go missing, SRS decides not to go af [...]

    8. A bit like "Spy Kids" meets A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Doublecross is told from the viewpoint of Hale Jordan (Sounds very similar to Hal Jordan, doesn't it?), whose parents are agents for the Sub Rosa Society, or SRS. Actually, his parents are The Team, the best agents in the agency. But when they go missing on a mission, Hale decides he will find and rescue them. He's convinced The League has them, and sets out to infiltrate enemy headquarters and find where they are holding his parent [...]

    9. I received a copy of this title from Bloomsbury Australia for review.Ten Second Synopsis:Hale is the most unfit spy at spy school and it doesn't help that his parents are legendary field agents. When his parents go missing in action however, Hale must use all his skills to track them down - and avoid the other spies while he's doing it.Apart from being a lovely change from the magic/fantasy genre, this is a book that deftly mixes action and humour to create a highly absorbing adventure. Hale is [...]

    10. Decent enough spy story, but somewhat derivative. I'm still not sure how I feel about the main character being stereotypically overweight.The cover also works against this one in a middle school setting. Debating purchase.

    11. This book just dragged for me. It took me so long to get through it, not sure why. Just might be in a reading funk right now.

    12. This was a fun book for 4th -8th grades. Fast paced story line, great vocabulary, and characters you could cheer on. While kids will enjoy the "spy kids" style, I do wish the characters were a little older so their skills would be more believable (I took issue with Beatrix and her uncanny ability for computer programming at her age, particularly). But all in all, it was a great adventure with a twist I wasn't expecting. I'll read book two, for sure!

    13. I enjoyed this book. I thought this book was interesting and that we teens can relate to it. I think since it is about a middle school kid it is more age appropriate. The only thing I wish was better about the book is that it was more clear about the setting, I feel it would sometimes get confusing about where the characters were.

    14. It wasn't really my cup of tea, but that is possibly because I'm not a fan of spy stories. For kids who are though, it is definitely a good read. Plenty of twists and turns and some that make your head hurt. Brain-but-no-brawn protagonist. Solid 4/5.

    15. Spy TimeDoublecross is a fun story about a family of spies. It explores some typical spy movie tropes and then turns them on their head. If you like spy stories you might enjoy Doublecross.

    16. This book was super cute and I loved how it tells the triumph story in a way that is somewhat unconventional. Hale may not be conventional superspy material but by the end of the story he was a superspy to me.

    17. This book had great suspense but care needs to be taken to keep track of all the characters if used as a read aloud for Elem students.

    18. Meh. Mark Twain 2017-8 and AW book battle. Jokes become too much and overdone. Tedious. Too many dead ends in story to hold interest.

    19. Find this review and more fantastical things at The Leaning Tower of Tomes.More like a 3.5 rating.Source: I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Bloomsbury!The review:The Doublecross is a fun middle grade novel from Jackson Pearce, who is well known for her YA fairy tale retelling books (Sisters Red, Sweetly, etc). This is her first foray into writing for younger readers, and while I do prefer her YA books, The Doublecross proves s [...]

    20. I’m a sucker for anything vaguely related to espionage. It’s usually a recipe for a fun thrill ride. That’s probably what caused me to pick up this book. It turned out to be a good choice. This book proves that espionage tales can be more than just mindless action. While this novel may not look like much based on its cover, do not allow yourself to be double-crossed by your expectations. There is much fun to be had within. Behind its juvenile façade lurks an engaging, meaningful story, pl [...]

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