Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.361192
Like many kids, Ben Ripley imagines life as a secret agent would be pretty awesome -- so when he learns he's been recruited to the C.I.A.'s top secret Academy of Espionage, it sounds too good to be true. And it is. From the moment he arrives -- and ends up in the middle of an enemy attack -- Ben finds Spy School is going to be far more difficult, dastardly and dangerous than he expected. Even worse, he soon discovers that he hasn't been recruited to become a top agent; instead, he's been brought in as bait to catch a devious double agent. Now, Ben needs a crash course in espionage so that he can catch the mole, prove his worth -- and get the girl. It won't be easy, but it'll be a very fun -- and very funny -- ride.
Paperback
Published on April 2, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
152 Book Reviews
  • illuminae
    illuminaeabout 2 months55 stars
    I've read this book more than I've read any other book in my life. It is such a light read, I read this whenever I am bored or in the car. It's funny and I like Ben and Erica's dynamic, however one-sided it may be. Would definitely recommend.
    • moonlight2011
      moonlight201111 months55 stars
      wow i love this book
      • techfashion0315
        I really want to read this series.
        • sunflower11
          sunflower11about 1 year55 stars
          this book is amazing ! if you like mystery books this is the book for you it just gets you to read and read all day long and it doesn't EVER get you bored . I loved this book and I think it is AMAZING!
          • toono
            toonoover 1 year44 stars
            Don’t get me wrong this book is AMAZING and you DO have to read it (along with every other book in the series) but, the Spy School series is a bit repetitive and it usually goes something like this: an evil group of people try to do something bad Ben going into the seen as bait, usually without realizing. There is an obstacle the have to get around, nobody can figure out there plan but Ben figures it at at the last minute. The world is saved! Although this is the mane gists I totally recommend.
            • yc428498
              yc428498over 1 year55 stars
              Best espionage book of all time, so good I read the whole series! A MUST-READ for all kids who like action, comedy, romance, and a little bit of mystery. This book is for sure going to keep you turning the pages. ;)
              • rubyxstarz
                rubyxstarzover 1 year55 stars
                This book was soooo good I finished it yesterday and can't wait to get the 2nd one!!!
                • Bericaalmost 2 years
                  Loved this book!
                  • bsc
                    bscalmost 2 years44 stars
                    This book was surprisingly really good! Ben Ripley is your average-ish middle school boy. He's a wiz at math, has a crush, gets bullied, ect. But Ben's life changes dramatically when he gets offered a scholarship to the CIA's top secret spy academy! Ben happily accepts the offer and heads off to spy school. I mean- who wouldn't want to go to a super cool spy school? There he learns that spy school isn't as cool as he thought it was going to be. Instead of learning how to fight and things like that- he has lectures. But after an attack in his room, he learns that someone or something is after him. Ben teams up with Erica and along the way they make conclusions and learn shocking secrets. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Happy reading!
                  • jb9
                    jb9almost 2 years44 stars
                    This is such a great book and book series and you should really read this book and this series. 2020