The Code (Spy X Series #1)

The Code (Spy X Series #1)

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by Peter Lerangis
     
 

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In this thrilling mystery series, 12-year-old twins Andrew and Evie navigate through a maze of intrigue and espionage as they try to uncover the truth about their mother's disappearance.

Leaving only a cryptic note, Andrew and Evie's mother vanishes on their eleventh birthday. Now, almost a year later, the twins receive a mysterious package from someone named Spy

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In this thrilling mystery series, 12-year-old twins Andrew and Evie navigate through a maze of intrigue and espionage as they try to uncover the truth about their mother's disappearance.

Leaving only a cryptic note, Andrew and Evie's mother vanishes on their eleventh birthday. Now, almost a year later, the twins receive a mysterious package from someone named Spy X. They soon learn that the contents of the box will lead them on an incredible journey toward finding their mother - and into a world where no one's identity can be trusted.

In Book #1, Andrew and Evie aren't initially sure what to make of the package that arrives at their door soon after they move to a new town. It's filled with random things--a key, something that looks like a kaleidoscope, (continued)

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Children's Literature
On their eleventh birthday, Evie and Andrew's mother disappears. In this first book of what appears to be a series about their search for their mom, the twins move to a new town, make new friends and meet a strange neighbor who knows their mother and teaches them about spying and code breaking. They learn that their mother is still alive and disappeared in part because her presence put them in danger. It ends with their dad suddenly telling the twins they are moving again, to grab what they can and get in the car. The characters challenge gender stereotypes. Evie is socially adept, bigger, stronger and better at math. Andrew is shy, creative and scared of the local bully. Their father keeps the family in his wife's absence. But Lerangis doesn't reverse the gendered patterns to the point of parody. A sense of suspense is well maintained throughout the story and the puzzles are complicated enough that they cannot be broken easily, but simple enough that when the key is provided the targeted age group will have fun figuring out the coded messages. The next installment will undoubtedly begin in another city with a new message from mom. 2004, Apple/Scholastic, Ages 10 to 12.
—Claudia Pearson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439507257
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Series:
Spy X Series, #1
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Code (Spy X Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of my book is the Spy X Code and the essential character of this book is Andrew. In this story there dad is in the service and there mom is on a job where she sees them for a while and she goes to her job and vanishes and they look or her. This book reminds me of another book named kidnapped. My book was benevolent and I have only one page left until I finish the book. This book I would seriously recommend to someone that loves to read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books I have ever read, and I've read many books. This book can be sad, happy, and exciting at the same time! I was so into this book I finished it in less than 3 days!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think SPY X The Code is a great book. I think that everyone should read it and I am looking forward to reading the whole series. I couldn't stop reading it because you never knew what would happen next. Presley
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JJnumba1booklover More than 1 year ago
i think that this was personally the best book in the world at least that ive read i really loved this book i havent read the book below (spy x hide & seek but im looking forward to it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. Even during the daily summer water fight my neighbor and i always have! I am an eleven year old boy who loves adventure and mystery books. I finished the entire book in one day. I am definetly going to buy the rest of the series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reading the book in school when my friend saw it and wanted to see. so i let her see the book (spy x #3) and she read the back and said it sounded interesting. So i a said if you want to borrow the first one you can. She said sure. when she was the second one my other friend asked to see it. i aslo let her borrow it. i sat down at lunch and my other friend said to me i've seen everyone reading that book series.i replied i started the phase. I Love this book series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book for you if you like mysteries and the newest gadgets. It involves two kids on a mission to save their mother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book of kids whose mother left them on there 11 11 11 is the best book ever. I would reccommend this book to all who like spying and codes.Just about everything else that possibly could be, is mixed in I just love this and the whole series!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spy X is awesome! I'm on the fourth book and I have to say that this book IS excelent. I just stumbled opon this book one day and I have to say, it was a GOOD find. I hope you like this series as much as I do! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is mainly about 2 kids Andrew and Evie Wall trying to find their mother... They receive a mysterious letter that is really from their mom now right when they are this close , they have to move. Now will their mom know where to find them...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very very cool! i love spy stuff so this was the best book in my opinion. i love when at the end they find out what their mom is trying 2 say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I flew through this book. I loved it. A new favorite to my collection currently I am on Spy X: Hide & Seek. So far the riddles are getting tougher but, more exciting I think all readers will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love mystery books and this one was awesome. It was just great!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book to my 9 year old son and my 11 year old daughter, we loved the story. This was great suspensful story that had them eager to go to bed to hear the story every night. We loved the story so much, upon finishing it we searched the internet to find the next series. Good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book. I can't wait for the next one in the series. I bought at my school's book fair, and planned not even to read it, but when a book report popped up I read it. I am so mad at myself for not reading it sooner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book to 90+ 4th graders in our school library and it kept all of them looking forward to the next reading. We'll be getting book 2 as soon as we can!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished Spy X with my two boys, 8 and 11. It really caught their fancy. They (and I) want to read the next installment, now. Why can't authors anticipate this and just write all their installments at once? Just kidding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so NICE I expected it to be on of the regular mysteries! But this book was so exciting I finished it in two days! I am now ready to read the rest of the sires!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have EVER read. I finished it in 2 days. It kept me hanging and i was reading the last part on the last page. and i was in shock because they didn't tell what happened to mom!! then i went on the internet and found out there are 3 more books. =P. lol. read this book...its great for book reports.