Secrets and Spies: Treason review by Anjel
Treason (Secrets and Spies)
by Jo Macauley
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Elkwood, VA, United States
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It’s 1664 and Beth Johnson, who lives in London, finds herself in a stomach knotting scenario once again. Leading a double life has always been hard, but being a beloved actress (at the king's theater) helps.

Beth has only three days before the King's Feast. A day someone thinks will be the last for the King. Sent to investigate the appearance of a supposed ghost ship, Beth has the help of John and Ralph, fellow spies. Swimming in the Thames, meeting the King, and throwing a pig full of gunpowder in the Thames are just a few of the small adventures they have. Will Beth, John, and Ralph be able to stop a 50 year old feud?


I really liked this book because the main character is a lot like me (in the agenda and personality part of her).  I had to reread the first two pages a couple of times because it was confusing at first, but after that I couldn’t put the book down. (I enjoyed it so much that I read it twice!) I got into trouble countless times for reading the book during school time, but I think it was worth it.

I recommend this book to kids eight and up, who enjoyed Luthiel’s Song, Dreams of the Ringed Veil, by Robert Marston Fanney, and the Princess Academy series by Shannon Hale. I recommended these books because the plot and actual book seem to be directed at the same age group. (The characters' personalities also seem very similar.) This Is the first book in a series.

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