Spy Goddess, Book One: Live and Let Shop Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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- Publisher : HarperTeen; First Edition (March 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060594071
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060594077
- Reading age : 12 - 15 years
- Grade level : 7 - 9
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.81 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,370,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Force into taking the school (her father is constantly making deals whilst her mother self medicates with liquid refreshments), she arrives to find that the headmaster knows more about her then she does. Her roommate keeps trying to guess where she had seen her before and strange dreams are experienced by both girls. Throw in a stolen book from the museum, a locked room for special students, a missing headmaster, a secret den and an email threat. Can she, her roommate and two male students work out what has happened to the headmaster and who thinks they are a 'god'reborn?
Great characters, nice flowing storyline, well paced with action at the right instance - to keep the reader reading. The characters are as teenage as you can wish for - from the cocky to the rule follower but each adds more colour and depth.
She now goes to Blackthorn Academy. Rachel soon finds out that everything isn't what it seems to be. First off, she's not in normal classes, she's taking martial arts, CSI classes and Code Breaking classes. She finds out that the top floor is locked and is just open for 10 special students, and Rachel isn't one of them. She's not going to let that stop her to find out what's up there.
The headmaster at Blackthorn Academy is no ordinary headmaster. Mr. Kim has secrets to who he is and who he was growing up. One day, he vanishes and nobody seems to care or notice, nobody but Rachel. Rachel takes the task to to find out what happened to him and to discover a secret of a book, a book people will kill Rachel to get.
This book was such a fun read, I loved it. This book has a lot of great characters that will get the reader hooked and not let go into the last page.
This is a great series and I can't wait to get the second book. If you start it, I can promise you won't be sorry. I know I wasn't.
This was a very light read. If you are looking for a novel that is cute, but still interesting, then this is your book! I thought that it was very witty with well-written humor. The characters were adorable and I felt so connected to them. And can we please talk about the plot twist? The plot twist. Oh, the plot twist. It was extremely unexpected and I thought it was absolutely genius! The plot twist made this book so much better than what I expected.
There were a few mistakes in this book. Spradlrin tended to contradict himself occasionally. There were a couple places in the novel where he would say one thing in a sentence and then a few sentences later, would claim something differently or write the complete opposite of what was said previously. Besides that, though, I did not find anything else that I had complaint about.
Overall, I really liked this book! I would definitely recommend reading it. I would probably recommend it to age 13 or 14 and up.
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The story opens with Rachel getting sent to boarding school because she's caught joy-riding in a car and won't tell the police or the judge who was with her. So the judge makes her go off to this weird boarding school in Pennsylvania called Blackthorn Academy.
When she gets there she meets the headmaster Mr. Kim who knows all about her and promises her that she will grow to love Blackthorn Academy. Rachel gets into lots of arguments with him and it's all very funny and witty.
But the main thing she does at first is try her hardest to get out of the school. She tries to escape the first night but that doesn't work out.
Then she starts noticing there are a lot of weird things about Blackthorn. She has to take weird classes like Code Theory learn Tae Kwon Do.
From there the story really zips along. I found that I almost couldn't read it fast enough. There's lots of excitment and action and when Mr. Kim mysteriously dissappears, Rachel uncovers a dark secret about Mr. Kim and the Academy and she is the only one who can find him. It's a really exciting finish and it left wanting to read the next book right away.
I really, really loved this book and I can't wait for the next one!
I can't wait to read the sequel.
My recommendations (both by Francine Pascal):
* Fearless series
* Fearless FBI series