Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Waiting on Wednesday: Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs
Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs. Spy School series. 352 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, October 2, 2018. 9781481477857.
Publisher synopsis: Ben is taken to Mexico by his nemesis in the hopes that he’ll finally be able to take down SPYDER in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn’t stop the assignment.
The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY.
However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time—and thwart their evil plans.
I learned of this the first week of February from Gibbs' FB page but had February WoW posts scheduled and March's reserved for Women's History Month. My students are going to flip over this! The shelf housing Gibbs' books in my library is usually fairly empty from the start of the school year to the end.