My Neighbor, The Spy
Becky Black PowellBlurb: Max is convinced his neighbor, Mrs. W, is an enemy spy. His risky plan to find proof of her espionage and impress the CIA with his skill threatens to backfire and lead Max and his team right into a dangerous trap. Max and the team fall victim to the new neighborhood bullies and discover something amazing about Mrs. W that changes everything.
Genres: Juvenile, Realistic Fiction
Publication Date: March 14, 2014
My Rating: 2.5 stars
I received a free copy of this book via Goodreads First Reads.
When I saw the blurb of this book, I thought it would be cute. Plus, I love books that have anything to do with spies. It's one of my bookish favorite things. This book was basically what my first impression of it was; cute. It's the kind of book that I would have loved when I was younger, I can say that for a fact. Now that I've gotten older though, I did notice a couple things in the story that rather bothered me. Mainly, the predictability.
See, there are bullies in this book, as with a lot of Middle Grade category books. And the MCs are a bit wimpy. But, as in a lot of middle grade books,
Also, I couldn't believe that the protagonist was twelve. He sure didn't act like it. I could see him being a nine year old, maybe a ten year old at most. But twelve was stretching it. He was a bit too immature for a twelve year old, in my opinion.
Like I said before though, the story was cute. It was short, sweet, and it had a nice little ending. Also, I'm definitely not the target audience for this one, even though I do read a lot of Juvenile and middle grade; boys ages 10 and under would probably like it more than I did. So, my review should probably be taken with a grain of salt.