The Doublecross

The Doublecross

(and Other Skills I Learned as A Superspy)

Book - 2015
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Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League and Hale sets out on a solo mission to save them.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
ISBN: 9781619634145
Branch Call Number: PEA J
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Double cross


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Jun 03, 2017

This was a fun read. The theme of "people aren't always as they appear" is a given for a spy novel, but this novel gives it a more thorough treatment than most by tying it into the insecurities and social anxieties of adolescence. The mystery-adventure parts of the novel were exciting, with some twists being obvious but the major ones managing to surprise me even though I was looking for them.

JCLChrisK Jan 27, 2017

A nice mix of spy thriller action and intriguing character development. Hale may have been trained from birth by a top secret organization to be a top field agent, but he breaks the mold in all kinds of ways. Unexpected and fun. 3.5 stars.


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