Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

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Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns was about a lively girl, Samantha, and her brother, Nipper, on a quest to find their missing uncle. On their hilarious journey, they encountered deadly ninjas, secret organizations, underground passageways, and more. I thought that Nipper’s jokes, puns, and clever comments added plenty of humor. I also particularly enjoyed the occasional maps explaining the machinery and architecture of the previous chapter in greater detail. I thought it was funny how the author made up secret passageways and buttons in famous structures throughout the world, such as a trapdoor in the Eiffel Tower. Upon re-reading it, I noticed things I hadn’t before, such as two secret codes for you to figure out, a map that unfolds at the back of the book, and a word search. The ending was unsatisfactory, which left me wanting to read the next book in the series, Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to children of all ages!

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Author Russell Ginns • Barbara Fisinger, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Feb-13
ISBN 9781524720001
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Issue April 2018
Category Tweens


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