Red Rover, Red Rover by Parry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

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Appropriate for: All Ages
Best for ages: 13 and up
Things you might want to know: Mild violence, spy action, non-graphic wound 

It’s been far too long since I wrote a proper review for a book, I decided that this story really deserved a full breakdown. Yes, it was really good.

First off, I have to say that all of Perry’s books are hard for me to fit into age brackets. While many of them have the feeling that they are written for a younger audience, they are witty and interesting enough that I, at almost twenty-nine, really enjoy them. I feel like these are stories for people of all ages, at least as long as you’re an adult who doesn’t mind squeaky clean and doesn’t need movie-quality action in every sentence.

I’ve been hearing about this series for a while, I’ve wanted to read it so badly. In some ways, I’m glad I waited until when I did because I needed it. I needed something light, fun, happy, and with mystery. It is a perfect cheer-me-up type book. It made me grin like an idiot as I fell asleep because it was just fun.

Anyone who has watched older spy/mystery series will love this. It makes fun of many of the stereotypes in the movies while keeping a couple just for fun. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t all those code names? They had me laughing.

One of the reasons I also like this book? It felt a little more realistic than your typical spy movie/tv series, yet was still fun and interesting. Setting it in Phoenix, Arizona? Brilliant and refreshing.
The characters were so cute and had so much personality. I can’t wait to get to know them more in the rest of the series. In fact, I went ahead and preordered all the books I could because I don’t want to wait for long.

The faith element was very light. Emily obviously believes in God and prays and goes to church. It’s not a huge element of the story, but for the length of the story, it was just right. I look forward to seeing how this element progresses with the rest of the series.

I hope this series continues for a long, long time. I could read 40 or more novellas about this duo. Red Rover. Red Rover is perfect for those who love fun mysteries, squeaky-clean fiction, and feel-good reads.

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