5 Hearts · Children's Literature

The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy by Jackson Pearce

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The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy)

Twelve-year-old Hale is a member of the Sub-Rosa Society, a secret spy corporation. His parents are two of the best agents. But when Hale’s parents go missing (undoubtedly kidnapped by The League, SRS’s arch-nemesis), Hale decides to rescue them. But The League isn’t holding his parents. Hale realizes that he might have been tricked. Can he unearth the truth, and determine who’s a friend and who’s an enemy?

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This was a great book! I love all the excitement and surprises. I like how the book manages to be suspenseful, gripping, and funny, all at the same time. I hope that the author will write a sequel.I think that Hale is very brave. In the beginning of the book, he’s hardly afraid of anything, except The League.

One theme in the book is trustworthiness. There are characters in the story that Hale thinks he can trust, and then they turn against him. There are other characters in the novel that Hale thinks he can’t trust, and then they help him.

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Parental Advisory: Some bullying

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