(And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy)
With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, this start to a fresh middle grade action-adventure series is part Spy Kids and all fun!
Everyone in twelve-year-old Hale's family is a spy, going way back. They've all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, an elite organization that's so top secret that new agents aren't recruited; they're born. His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn't your typical stealthy spy--he is, as his mother puts it, "big-boned," and as some of his classmates put it, "fat." Still, he's convinced he will someday be a great field agent. After all, it's his legacy.
But when both his mother and father go missing on a secret mission--likely captured by the SRS's number one enemy--it's Hale's time to step up and (with a little help from his acrobat-cheerleader little sister) save the day.
Don't miss these other books from Jackson Pearce:
The Inside Job
The Ellie, Engineer series
Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level
Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight
Praise For The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy)…
"Exciting missions, cool gadgets, and plenty of intrigue make this a fun read from the get-go. The icing on the cake is Hale, whose self-deprecating manner, kind heart, and intelligence will steal hearts as well as the show. International espionage plus wacky high jinks equals plot-twisting fun." —Kirkus Reviews
"Fast-paced, funny, and full of unexpected plot twists, this spy novel will easily appeal to middle grade adventure fans." —School Library Journal
"Fairy tales take a modern twist with this action-packed story of strong sisters, deadly wolves, and risky love." —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author, on SISTER RED
"It is easy to care what happens to these characters, even when readers are left wondering who is on the right side and who is not . . . will still satisfy readers looking for a thrill." —VOYA on SWEETLY
"A hilarious and heartfelt story." —Jennifer Echols, award-winning author of ENDLESS SUMMER and LOVE STORY, on PURITY
"Fun, light reading that gives thoughtful and conscientious kids center stage." —Booklist on AS YOU WISH
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619639393, 304pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
About the Author
Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as two stand-alones, As You Wish and Purity. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. In addition to the Ellie, Engineer series, The Doublecross, and The Inside Job, her middle grade novels include Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater.
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