I have read and liked the first book in this series. Itsy Bitsy Spyder. You can check the book review here!! That book left me with many curious questions, like will Samira be able to fulfil her dream of making a carrier in spy craft? Why her parents who them selves most successful spies at RAW, discourage their daughter to pursue the same career? And what is the incident that happened in Pakistan, after which the family equation changed?
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Thanks fully I got answers to all my questions in ‘Along came a Spyder’ here is the book review.
Book Review: Along came a Spyder
Genre: children’s Fiction/ Child Literature
Reading Level: Teenagers of course, 13-18yrs
Total Pages: 266
Author: Apeksha Rao
About the Author:
Apeksha Rao is a multi-genre author from Bangalore.
She has authored Along came a Spyder, which is story of a 17 yrs. old girl who has a dream to become a spy. Apeksha has written many short stories based on the same series, The Spyder which are available on her blog https://apeksharao.in/
She is a voracious reader and foodie.
Her couple of upcoming projects include horror and detective novel.
The cover clearly shows a smart girl all dressed up as a spy. So, we can wish from the cover that finally Samira’s dream to be a spy finally gets fulfilled in this part of the story.
As in the earlier part of the story in ‘Itsy Bitsy Spyder’ the cover shows the confusion of opinions around Samira. To be or not to be a spy.
Plot and Review:
First of all, I would like to give thumbs Up to the author, for such an amazing modern-day Kid-Lit. After reading this, I realized the toughest part is writing as a child, as you have to think like a child. So as a reader, I was completely engrossed. I could actually travel along Samira and at some places as per her parents too.
No matter what parents do good, challenging or risky work they always want the child to be happy and safe. The Joshi couple is no different. They push their only daughter away from the only dream that she has of becoming a spy to a safer profession of Medicine like any other regular parent.
The mystery of what happened in Pakistan when Samira was a child and many more childhood memories that made her parents so repulsive about her career choices as well described.
When Samira’s parents are out of the country on a covet mission, she accidentally founds an amazing, young and smart group of teenage girls. Who not only aspire to be spies but rather are really Spies. Thanks how Spyder’s enter Samira’s life.
A lot of challenges and some life-threatening situations, bring Samira really face to face with the life of a Spy. The story is about discovering friendship, trust, respecting mutual space and decisions and about the strong bong between parents and kids.
The story is very interesting and its hard to keep it down, until complete. It suits as a thrilling and entertaining successor of the Spy series.
You can grab this book on Amazon – Along came a Spyder
I would rate this book 5 star out of 5 * * * * *