Parents' Guide to

Spy Ski School: Spy School, Book 4

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Crushes, jealousy cut in on spy action on ski slopes.

Book Stuart Gibbs Mystery 2016
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Sex is a one dot

This is an awesome book, but I think they should've put one dot for sex. There was a kiss, crushes and advice on women. A character mentioned champagne for advice on women. Another character also mentioned that her father was eating bull testicles when he thought they were oysters. The word "crotch" is said.

This title has:

Educational value
age 10+

Original reviewer missed blasphemy

We have enjoyed the Spy School series but were disappointed to find OMG in this one and it was not picked up by the original Common Sense Media reviewer.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Ben and his friends hit the slopes in the latest in Stuart Gibbs' spy-school series, but this time the problem isn't just the bad guy -- crushes and romantic drama get in the way of their mission. The teen spies go to Spy Ski School to figure out what, if anything, Leo Shang is plotting, but most of the energy is focused on entangled flirting among two spies, a friend, and Shang's daughter.

The awkwardness and drama may strike a chord with readers, but the manipulation and stereotyping hit a sour note. Girls especially might feel a bit betrayed to see smart, talented Erica hamming it up as a ditzy, silly girl to distract Ben's friend. The action scenes are exciting, as always, and the kids' clever problem-solving keep this one from wiping out.

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