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Recommended Reading for Teen Spy Stories

The Squad: Perfect Cover by Jennifer Barnes
High school sophomore Toby enjoys computer hacking and wearing combat boots, so she thinks it is a joke when she is invited to join the cheerleading squad.  She soon learns that cheerleading is just a cover for an elite group of government operatives known as “The Squad.”

For Freedom by Kimberly Bradley
Despite the horrors of WWII, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing.

Spy High by A.J. Butcher
As students at a special high school that trains them to be secret agents, six teenagers struggle to complete the training exercises as a team.

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from “normal teenage life” until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

The Specialists: Model Spy by Shannon Greenland
16-year-old Kelly, a beautiful but socially awkward orphan with an IQ of 190, is recruited by a government spy agency to go undercover as a model and rescue the kidnapped father of a boy she has a huge crush on.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, 14-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle’s dangerous work for Britain’s intelligence agency.  Read the whole “Alex Rider Adventure” series.

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Child prodigy, Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

Traitor by Andy McNab
A boy who believes his grandfather to be a traitor, a spy who turned against England and then disappeared, tracks down his grandfather and finds out the truth.

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
In book one of the CHERUB series, James is recruited into CHERUB, a secret division of M15 which consists of teenage spies.  He successfully completes his training and goes on his first mission.

Live and Let Shop by Michael Sprandlin
(Spy Goddess, Book 1)
Beverly Hills teenager Rachel Buchanan gets in trouble with the law and winds up at mysterious Blackthorn Academy, where she uncovers secrets about the school and becomes entangled in a case of international espionage.

H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, Wing, Laura and Shelby plot to escape from H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education).

STORM: The Infinity Code by E.L. Young
In London, the teenage geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to eliminating the world’s misery through science and technology, uncover plans for a deadly weapon and race to find and dismantle it.

The Gadget by Paul Zindel
In 1945, Stephen becomes caught in a web of secrecy and intrigue at Los Alamos, where he and other scientists are working on a secret project to end WWII.