Top positive review
Valentine has done it again
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2014
So I'm probably biased, but I loved this book. Brody is great as always, and Christmas does not disappoint.
In addition to the usual spy stuff, we also get:
- Character development on the part of some minor characters from last book (K-Pop, Janky, Linus)
- A hilarious Linus scene (sorry, I won't spoil it!)
- Chase. Yeah, Chase Cooper the sixth-grade ninja himself. I love these scenes when he and Brody interact.
- A whole new setting -- as the summary says, Buchanan school is at the mall.
- I suppose someone else might get bored or frustrated with how much running around Brody and Maddie do before they solve the case. Of course that's pretty much the formula for the series, so if you read books 1-3 you'll know how much you can tolerate.
- Both series have an anti-bullying message, and it's kind of... well, not subtle. I don't mind because it's not as stereotyped or heavy as these morals usually are, but in case anyone was wondering...
All in all, I'd recommend both this book and the series in general.