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A review of “Spies like me” by Doug Solter

This story features a group of girls, code name “The Gems”. They totally remind me of this show I used to watch “Totally spies”. Doug wrote that he wanted to write the type of story that hasn’t really been a focus of young adult, and one of the reasons that I loved totally spies was because it focused on sisterhood and on girls empowering themselves. Doug has a history of writing empowering books and this does not disappoint. This would most definitely be empowering to young girls out there.

The focal point of this story is Emma . She is reeling from the loss of her father, and what she thinks was his murder, and then she gets a chance to do something about it. “Black Opal, meet Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby”. Emma has to find a way to navigate this new relationship and at the same time stop an evil super villain group form destroying the world. High school has never been so interesting, especially when you’re not there as often as you ought to be, and when you’re halfway across the globe. Oh, and throw in a dreamy boy.

I’ll give this story a four out of five stars, and would recommend this for young girls, although everyone will have something to learn from it.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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