Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls

Beth McMullen / Oct 16, 2019

Mrs Smith s Spy School for Girls A girl discovers her boarding school is actually an elite spy training program and she must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action packed middle grade debut After a

  • Title: Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls
  • Author: Beth McMullen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A girl discovers her boarding school is actually an elite spy training program, and she must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action packed middle grade debut.After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring called The Center, along with being trainingA girl discovers her boarding school is actually an elite spy training program, and she must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action packed middle grade debut.After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring called The Center, along with being training grounds for future spies Even shocking Abigail s mother is a top agent for The Center and she has gone MIA, with valuable information that many people would like to have at any cost Along with a former nemesis and charming boy from her grade, Abigail goes through a crash course in Spy Training 101, often with hilarious and sometimes painful results But Abigail realizes she might be a better spy in training than she thought and the answers to her mother s whereabouts are a lot closer than she thinks

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        Beth McMullen lives with her family and an assortment of pets in Davis, CA She writes for adults and kids Look for Mrs Smith s Spy School for Girls from Aladdin SS in July 4, 2017.


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    1. 3.5 starsThis is a must have for any upper elementary classroom or library. The action centers on a girl who finds herself attending a boarding school that is not quite what it seems. She learns a lot of secrets about her mother and her past. There is a wonderful team of classmates who work together on a quest to figure out where Abigail's mother has gone and what she discovered before she disappeared. It requires a good deal of suspension of disbelief for adult readers, but should be a perfect [...]


    2. Eine mysteriöse Schule, Verschwörungen und Spione kling eigentlich nach einer spannenden Mischung und ich hatte mich sehr auf die Geschichte gefreut.Leider konnte sie mich jedoch nicht richtig packen und mir nur bedingt Lesefreude bereiten. Ich fand die Erzählweise sehr sprunghaft und hatte Schwierigkeiten der Handlung zu folgen. Besonders zwischen den Kapiteln gibt es größere Brüche und man findet sich plötzlich in komplett anderen Situationen wieder.Die Handlung fand ich insgesamt doch [...]


    3. Abby Hunter is a student at Smith School for Children.  But it turns out that the boarding school is not what it appears to be.  The school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring named the Center.  And Abby's mother, Jennifer, is the Center's most talented agent.  At first, Abby cannot believe her mother hid her occupation from her, but as Abby looks back on her childhood, she begins to connect the dots.For the past decade, Jennifer has been chasing the Ghost, a threatening criminal.  Mr [...]


    4. Things take a turn for the weird when Abby Hunter is admitted to the Smith School for Children, "a preppy ground zero of ivy-smothered buildings, rolling green fields, and well-manicured gardens." Things get even weirder when Abby learns, after a botched escape from the school, that Mrs. Smith's isn't the elite boarding school she thinks it is. It's actually a spy ring called the Center - and her mother is a top agent. A fun, fast-paced adventure that's sure to please every middle-school reader. [...]


    5. Adequate. Sort of "Gallagher Girls" for the pre-YA book set. Boys won't probably read it, but girls who like the Spy School series and other such will.Props to the author for a mere half page of "thank yous" at the end. But lots of eye rolls for the author bio, because she is billed as the author of the "Spy School For Girls," series, as if she'd written 15 of them, all best sellers. Puh-leez!


    6. 3.5 stars.I saw this book at Walmart and thought--hey, maybe it would appeal to some of my adventure loving readers! It's definitely action-packed, for sure. There's a fair amount of intrigue and techno-gizmos involved, as well as plenty of suspicious characters, and guessing games. Several characters were multi-faceted, and that added some interesting layers to the plot. Warning: the story might "end", but it's far from over! I'll be finding the next one, for sureEVER. I found writing quality v [...]


    7. Didn't love this one. The chapter breaks seemed abrupt and I couldn't always follow the passage of time (which is a pet peeve of mine). There is definitely enough action to keep young readers engaged, but it started to get a bit tiresome for me. Not sure if I'll pick up the inevitable sequel.Thanks to the publisher for a digital advance reader's copy, provided via Edelweiss.


    8. Finding books for my 8 year old daughter is almost impossible. Summer start May 31st as of July 4th she has finished 5 books. Little House In the Big Woods, Dork Diaries, Nancy Drew and so much more.As soon as I find books I think she might like I grab them right away.8 Year Old ReviewMom listen this book is like the one my brother has about the boys spies school ( Stuart Gibbs's Spy School) So the popular girl at the boarding school goes missing and Abby decides to find out why only to discover [...]


    9. *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I'm a huge fan of fun spy media, such as ALIAS, Veronica Mars (she kinda counts, right?), and I remember liking Gallagher Girls when I was younger. So, when I saw this book pop up on Netgalley, I knew I would have to try it!It is a fun and quick (for an adult) read. I enjoyed reading this book and the story was fun to follow along with. The relationships with friends and family were sweet and in the midst of becoming more. [...]


    10. I grabbed a copy of this middle grade book from the library, in my quest to find stories starring girls that kick butt (a bit of research for a book of my own, starring a girl ninja), and was not disappointed. Abigail is shipped off to a prestigious boarding school for girls by her single mother, who has conveniently forgotten to inform her about the plan, and she quickly discovers this school isn't what it seems. It's a spy training academy, just below the surface, and unfortunately she's the n [...]


    11. Agentin Abby ist witzig und kurzweilig. Durch den einfachen und witzigen Schreibstil von Beth McMullen lässt sich das Buch innerhalb kürzester Zeit lesen.Abby war mir sofort sympathisch. Sie ist ein cleveres und draufgängerisches Mädchen, das sich nicht immer unbedingt an die Regeln hält. Mit ihren Freundinnen, Charlotte und Izumo, heckt sie so manch einen Schabernack aus. Dabei weiß man oft nicht, ob sie wagemutig ist oder an manchen Stellen einfach nur sehr naiv. Sie schlittert von einem [...]


    12. Bei den neuen Büchern der IVI Reihe musste ich einfach zuschlagen, denn sie klingen so kindlich aufregend. Und das war es auch. Abby ist ein normales Kind. Dachte sie. Denn ganz plötzlich wird sie auf eine neue Schule geschickt auf der merkwürdige Dinge vor sich gehen. Denn auf dieser Schule werden Nachwuchsagenten ausgebildet. Denn wer würde so etwas einem Kind zutrauen?Doch dann spricht plötzlich jeder über ihre Mutter Jennifer und Abby wird klar, dass ihr Leben nicht ganz das ist, was s [...]


    13. Abby Hunter is less-than thrilled when she receives a surprise admission letter from the Smith School for Children. Her mother encourages (bribes) her to try the new school, so she begins life as a “Lower Middle” (Seventh Grader) at the Smith School.When one of the Seniors disappears, Abby and her friends decide to investigate. And Abby stumbles upon an unusual after-school activity. Abby discovers that Mrs. Smith not only runs the Smith School for Children, but a secret spy school for girls [...]


    14. MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS is a fast-paced, very enjoyable -- and highly recommended -- read for middle grade readers (and readers of all ages). In the first of what I hope will be many adventures, author Beth McMullen introduces Abigail Hunter, who is sent to an elite boarding school by her mother Jennifer, but soon discovers it's really a training school for spies known as the Center. Abby finds herself used as bait in a plan to draw her mother -- the Center's top spy -- out of hiding a [...]


    15. I had a hard time with this one, and almost didn't finish the arc from Edelweiss. I usually love spy stories but just because it's a book for kids doesn't mean you can skip things and not explain them, you know? There were a couple times when I'd swipe backwards on my Kindle thinking "OK, I'm reading too fast and not paying attention because surely I just missed an entire scene that explains where this came from" when in fact I had not. Grumpy sounding beginning aside, I would like to see the se [...]


    16. When is a boarding school not "just" a boarding school? When it's also a school for spies. But you got that from the title.When Abigail's mother sends her to the Smith School, 12-year-old Abby thinks it's a punishment until she learns some secrets about the place that are very personal. Soon Abby is rethinking all those crazy trips she and her mother took over the years in Mom's job as a courier. Was there more going on that Abby didn't know about? And why isn't her mother answering texts or cal [...]


    17. Seventh grade can be hard enough, but imagine being shipped off to boarding school out of the blue. Abby finds out her fate when she brings in the mail one day. She was trying to be more helpful around the house, and look where that got her: boarding school with uniforms!This middle grade spy novel has it all: great voice, a lovable but prone to making poor life choices main character, and enough spy gadgets stuffed into a pink iPhone to make 007 jealous. Added to the mix are a super competent b [...]


    18. This makes me so sad to share. I loved Original Sin years ago and hope to enjoy ts sequel as soon as I clear some TBR books. I also love children books, especially ones that are smart, clever and well-written. I had hoped McMullen could offer this, so it's with a heavy heart that I give this 1.5 stars. My own daughters, a 9 year old and 11 year old who love action packed spy adventures, aren't even interested in this one. Mostly because it's lacks adventure, action and winning characters to care [...]


    19. At first, his book had been a little hard for me to get into. But, if you keep reading, it's totally worth the snoozeful beginning. Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls was a great adventure that I recommend to people who enjoy things like treasure hunts, humor, and books with no cursing. I truly hope there is a second book and that I get to read it. I think that Abby and Toby would make the perfect couple. Lol. Good book, had lots of fun. Hope you do too!


    20. In Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls, a 12-year-old girl is shipped off to boarding school against her will. Not one to sit quietly, Abby soon tries to escapey to learn her boarding school is actually a secret spy school. Unfortunately, she also learns her secret agent mom is missing, which puts Abby on the fast track to becoming a spy herself. This is such a fun, action-packed read with a spunky heroine I know girls will love!


    21. After reading the wonderful Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy I was very excited to see this book - a book about a spy school for girls! - on the shelves.I'm sorry to report that it wasn't very good. It wasn't exactly bad but it was unfortunately boring, bland, and predictable. Perhaps a reader in the intended age range for this book might enjoy this but there are certainly many much better books for those children out there.


    22. Abby Hunter is my favorite new action hero! She is fearless, funny and whip-smart. She is not afraid to jump. Literally. Best of all, she relies solely on her instincts to escape every sticky situation, which makes for a super fun read. I must admit, I am already a fan of Beth McMullen's adult mystery novels, so it was not hard for me to fall in love with this new character. Ms. McMullen always brings a fantastic sense of humor and a flair for intrigue to everything she writes.


    23. An awesome start to her YA Mystery series. A girl who sounds like quite the trouble maker who doesn't fit in, is sent by her mother to boarding school. Once there, she quickly discovers things are not what they seem on the surface, and secrets from home quickly come to light too! A really enjoyable fast paced, adventure for young girls and boys to enjoy. Looking forward to more in this series and am now passing on the book to my daughter!


    24. I have a rule that I can't read multiple books of one genre back to back or the plots get a little mixed up. I am so glad I broke that rule for this book bc it was awesome! I am dying for a sequel so I hope one is in the works!!


    25. I loved this book! Going to a spy school as a kid, is always something I thought about as a kid. This had the right mix of fun, adventure, and super cool gadgets. I can't wait for the sequel, and for more from this author!


    26. Eh, I know it's a middle grade novel but I thought there were some editing mistakes that made the plot hard to understand in the beginning. I'm also never a fan of the plot device where people keep saying, I'll tell you so and so later, and then never actually do the telling.


    27. Neither the daughter nor I cared for the book. From my perspective the characters weren't very well defined and the story was too slow in unfolding. After about a week of what felt like forcing the daughter to listen we decided to abandon the book.


    28. 4 stars for a children's book, of course. Just about as fun as Carter's Gallagher Girl series, only maybe for a slightly younger reader. Action with humor, and the emergence of teaming together with friends to save the world, or at least their world.


    29. Good story, I think a lot of my students would like it. I personally thought it was just ok. I didn't like how there were so many "wrenches" thrown in the plot. I understand it's an adventure novel, but it made it more confusing.



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