PUBLISHED: Lothian Children's, c2014.
PAGES/ILL: 121 pages, ill.
SERIES: Frankie Fox, Girl Spy
FIRST BOOK: Ready, Steady, Spy!
PLOT: (Ready, Steady, Spy!)
Frankie Fox, daughter of millionaire inventor Fergus Fox, is sure there are strange things happening around her house. Someone's been in her room, her new bus driver is suspicious, and why is her science teacher teaching her how to diffuse a bomb?
When her father is kidnapped, she discovers an amazing secret - she is a spy! Along with her next door neighbour, she becomes a member of Griffin, a secret organisation intent on taking down the evil Alliance and protecting the world's freedom.
This book is sure to appeal to young girls (and boys, but girls will be the main audience) who are just starting to move into longer chapter books. To the book's credit, problems are not resolved within a chapter, and the reader is encouraged to solve the clues along with Frankie.
There are some holes in the story and some parts could use rewording, but overall it's a good story for young girls.
GENRE: Spy stories
RATING: 3 1/2 - 4 stars.