The Super Spies and the High School Bomber by Lisa Orchard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Super Spies and the High School Bomber
By Lisa Orchard
In this second entry in the “Super Spies” YA series, sequel to “Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer,” sisters Sarah and Lacey Cole, grieving their parents’ recent disappearance, supposedly on a cruise ship off Florida, find they have even more trouble. Living with their aunt and uncle, the new school year is about to begin, when the high school is bombed during a faculty meeting, and their Uncle Walt is one of the missing. Together with Lacey’s heartthrob Scott, son of the city’s Chief of Police, and Sarah’s best friend Jackie, the “Super Spies” four go into action, chasing the bombers, looking for the mysterious fireman who warned them away and then disappeared into the woods, and enlisting the FBI agents on site to find the bomber AND triangulate their parents’ cell phones to discover their last location before they went missing. There’s not a dull moment in this clean YA novel (no profanity, no overt sensuality), just tons of action, adventure, good fashion sense, sibling rivalry and sibling attachment, good friends-and a very cooperative local police department and FBI. I think even slightly younger readers (i.e., middle graders) could enjoy this one too, as it reminds me of the original Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries, with strong heroines who are feisty and plucky and never back down. I anticipate the next in the series.
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