Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review: Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training by Jonathan Bernstein

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Harper Collins, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new middle school book released earlier this month!

Middle school meets Mission Impossible in this hilarious tween series about a girl who’s life turns upside-down when she is recruited by her long-lost biological father to be super-secret CIA spy.

Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training  cover


Up until Bridget’s birthday, the most exciting moment in her life was when Dale Tookey maybe, sort of smiled at her one time. But that was before— she found a mysterious gift bag at her doorstep, beforeshe was transported to a covert CIA agency called Section 23, andshe became Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training. Now Bridget’s busting boys out of detention, being chauffeured by a talking car, and infiltrating the popular girls’ clique to steal secret codes, all while under cover as a semi-awkward middle school girl. But will she be able to keep up with her new action-packed life while hiding it from her family and friends? And what if Section 23 is keeping secrets of its own?
It is no secret—Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training is the start of an explosive new series packed with gadgets, humor, and, best of all: girl power. 


Miss Grace LOVED this book! She declared Bridget JUST like her (well, without the siblings, and married parents, but you get the idea, LOL). I think a lot of girls will think the same when reading this book- Bridget has issues THEY have, not over dramatic, but typical and normal. Jonathan gives the girls a great role model in Bridget- she learns to value her inner strengths, natural talents and belief in herself to help her in everyday life and on her mission. Miss Grace declared Bridget funny like the kid in Diary of a Whimpy Kid- but in a smarter, 'girl' way, which I took to be a good thing, LOL She also told me the book was like a fun movie, which makes sense as Jonathan was a screen writer on Jackie Chan’s The Spy Next Door, among others! And she's hoping it WILL be made into a fun TV show. We're also thrilled that there will be a new Bridget book every 9 months in the series!

Don't miss this book in you have pre-teens!

About the Author:

Jonathan Bernstein was never a spy. But then, that’s what someone who actually was a spy would want you to believe. Here’s what we do know: He writes books, magazine articles, and movies. He was born in Scotland and lives in Los Angeles. This is his first middle grade novel. Everything else is classified. Except for the information contained at


  1. My son is too young for this level of book but if he was old enough I'm sure he would enjoy it.

  2. The author--me!--says a big thank you!


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