BOOK REVIEW: Also Known As by Robin Benway

Title: Also Known As

Author: Robin Benway

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★

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Right off, I noticed that no one else was alone: students traveled in packs of two, three, or four through the halls, not moving out of the way for anyone else. At one point, I actually had to duck under someone’s arm and almost got an accidental elbow to the eye. Wild animals also traveled in packs, I realized. That was  usually how they surrounded and devoured their prey. I probably shouldn’t have watched so many nature shows in Iceland. They were starting to mess with my head.


Which is more dangerous: being an international spy… or surviving high school?

Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world’s premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it’s three digits, why bother locking it at all?)

But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she’s attending a private school with hundreds of “mean girl” wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school’s elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat… all while trying not to blow her cover.

From the hilarious and poignant author of Audrey, Wait! comes a fast-paced caper that proves that even the world’s greatest spies don’t have a mission plan for love.


4 of 5 stars to Also Known As by Robin Benway


YA packed with wonderful friendships and exciting adventures? Who wouldn’t like it? This book is a fun take on the ‘spies’ theme especially since it stars a really amazing teen heroine, Maggie. You’ll love this one too. That I’m sure. It’s a high school setting but it’s rid of dramas that usually revolve around flirting, snagging girlfriends and boy toys, etc. What’s more is that it’s set in a New York private school so you’ll probably get Gossip Girl vibes in terms of cliques. Plus points for me!


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