All member reviews for A Spy in the House: The Agency, Book 1

Common Sense Media says

Spunky heroine, but Victorian spy/love tale doesn't impress.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bystorygirl March 6, 2012

"On the brink of going too far"

This book could have been very good if it wasn't on the brink of going too far in several parts. For me and my family "on the brink" is already too far. At one piont the heroin unknowingly opens a porn book, and then she shuts it imediately, but not before you are given a description of what she saw! Some bad words are said, or almost said (but you think them, and fill in the gaps where they should be) so it has the same affect as when you actually see them in print.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byArry August 17, 2013

Great book!

This is actually one of my favourite books. I don't think it's so much for a younger audience, because there is a bit of mild cussing and insinuations of inappropriate things. But I love Mary. She's such a good character: obviously flawed but her better qualities make up for it. And, come on, the plot wasn't that bad. It was emotional and interesting. And, seeing as Ying herself is Chinese, it was interesting to see how a half Chinese coped in Victorian England, when they were condemned so much by the people. Actually, this book was very factually correct for a modern author. It's an enjoyable light read. The sequels are even better, and I can't wait for "Rivals"!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing