Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Also Known As Review

Author: Robin Benway
Title: Also Known As
Published: 02/26/2013
Good Reads-
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.

Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover.


Also Known As is a spy book, and like all over spy things, it’s awesome. I seriously don’t think anyone could go wrong with gadgets, missions, and covert agents. I love those books and movies, and I mean who doesn't? The only thing better than an amazing thief is a super awesome spy- okay wait maybe that’s a tie.(Hey that rhymed!) So in Also Known As we follow Maggie, a 16 year old safe cracker who works with her parents in the Collective. She’s been all over the world, foiled lots of evil plans, and this time, she’s getting a mission all her own.

Maggie and her parents get relocated to New York, where Maggie has to attend a private school, and make friends with Jesse Oliver. The boy whose father may be about to publish an article naming names, and ultimately being the downfall of Maggie, her family, and the Collective. So Maggie pulls a Cody Banks, (Am I the only one who was obsessed with that movie in my preteen years. I mean seriously, Frankie Muniz was hot. Was, keyword there. No offense Frankie!!) Making her place in the world, both spy, and teenage, finding her way and working out the kinks of being a teenager.

I don’t really have much to say about this book, it was a fun, quick, cute read. Nothing too serious, with its funny moments. It’s a nice light hearted book that will put a smile on your face. I've really run dry on words to describe this book, it’s cute. It’s nice, it’s sweet, it’s something that would make a great movie. I dunno what else to say other than read it and find out. 

Overall I give it a 4.5, I really wish I had more to say about it. Happy reading all!

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