Friday, May 20, 2011

ringmaster by julia golding

Darcie Lock thought she knew everything about her parents: fastidious Dad works at a dead-end job in the consular section of the British High Commission in Nairobi and Mom lives for her once a month trip to NYC for shopping and manicures. BORING! Darcie's predictable universe is blown open when Dad (who turns out to be an MI6 agent) is kidnapped in the middle of the night. MI6 not so gently persuades her to help them find him, and that is where the fast-paced spy action begins. Did I mention Mom works for the CIA? Darcie's life as an expat will have special appeal to international school students. Highly recommended for fans of Robert Muchamore's Cherub series and Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls. Grade 6+