Friday, June 6, 2008

48HBC: Model Spy

Model Spy by Shannon Greenland. (Grades 5-8.)

Kelly is a certified computer genius. At age 16 she's about to graduate from college. And that's when she's contacted by The Specialists. The Specialists is a group of teenages with extraordinary abilities. They want Kelly to join their ranks. At first Kelly has her doubts, but as she gets to know the other kids she realizes that they really are the family she's never had. So Kelly becomes GiGi (short for Genius Girl) and before she knows it, she's off on her first mission. But how will klutzy, nervous Kelly ever pull off posing as the fabulous model Jade January?

This is a great summer vacation book, light and fluffy with enough action to keep your interest. I have to say that while I liked the character of GiGi/Kelly, she wasn't nearly fleshed out enough for me. I found all the characters to be pretty two-dimensional, but the premise was enough to hold my attention, especially after they start the mission. It read like an episode of Alias.

Hand this one to fans of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You who need a book for a plane ride this summer.

Time Reading: 2.5 hours
Books Finished: 1
Pages: 206