Look Into My Eyes (Ruby Redfort #1)
Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child…
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Here’s the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she’s a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She...more
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So therefore I should love Ruby Redfort, a rich-and-it-shows, super-smart, attitude-laden spunky spy girl in Lauren Child's new lower YA detective series.
The thing with rich girls is, no normal person actually really likes them, so they're best done with a tongue-in-cheek, almost satirical way because truth b ...more
I used to be a big fan of Charlie and Lola when I was little, then as I got older I’d started to read Clarice Bean. In the Clarice Bean books, Clarice is a big fan of a secret spy agent 'Ruby Redfort' I had always wondered about this young spy, and the adventures she had. Clarice thought she was brilliant. Now I have to agree with her!
I was really excited when Lauren Child brought out the book 'Ruby Redfort, Look Into My Eyes' and I'd gotten a hard back.
I started reading and I was ins ...more
I've been a massive fan of Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean ever since I was really little. My parents would read me the picture books, and then when the first CB novel came out they read it to me as well. When I read it on my own it was the first chapter book I had eve ...more
It was okay. Nothing special. The story was pretty weak.
But the one factor that I could not get over was the dialogue. It physically hurt to read it. You could tell the author (English), who was attempting to set her book in America, failed miserably as no one here talks like that. Now, maybe, maybe, if this book was set in the 40's, I could forgive some of the dialogue, but it wasn't, so I can't.
Hitch, the only character I liked, talked like this, "Kid, if you don't listen to me, you' ...more
The reason I only read the first two is that the third and fourth are only available in hardcover until this summer and I simply didn’t want to pay hardcover price, even though it was very tempting. I don’t really like har ...more
It wasn't though, as it turned out, a terrible book.
Here's what impressed me:
The character Hitch was very cool,; I got the sense of some action packed back story to him. He was probably my favourite.
The whole book had style, from Ruby's amusing t ...more
Though the plot and puzzles will appeal to kids who like the idea of being smart, they'll need to tolerate the affected 'attitude-tal ...more
every teenage character in this book felt stuck-up to me (perhaps, because they are rich kids?), that's probably why i didn't like the story as much as i was supposed to.
anyway, i can imagine that this book could be very appealing to my twelve-year-old self, ...more
This is a very good book. It isn’t nail biting but it does keep you interested. Set in a fictitious town, Ruby is an excellent code breaker. She is recruited by a mysterious agency ‘Sectrum’ to help them solve a code used by criminals hoping to steal a gold shipment to the high security bank in town. At the same time her mum keeps having mysterious accidents with her bag being snatched, someone pouring a drink down her, cars trying to drive her off ...more
13-year-old Ruby Redfort is a smart kid surrounded by perfectly clueless adults, and her code-cracking skills draw the attention of Spectrum, a secret intelligence agency. Spectrum has learned that a group of villains is planning to break into the town's unbreakable safe, and Ruby is hired to crack the code that will foil their plot. The mystery and intrigue, murder and mayhem are presented with a light tone, making this novel a good choice for readers who like a good laug ...more
by Lauren Child
Undercover agent. Code breaker. Thirteen-year-old. Ruby Redfort does it all.
In Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child, you join Ruby on her crazy wacky adventures that don't let you put the book down. Working with her butler Hitch, rescues, break-ins and deadly situations are all in a day's work. It's her job to protect her city, but she needs to remember a few things. Rule #1, "You can never be completely sure, what might happen next". Or like Rule #33, "More often than not, ...more
The main character in this book is a thirteen-year -old girl named Ruby Redfort who usually finds herself in puzzles and code cracking. However Ruby life has turned upside down when a so called butler named Hitch shows up and shows her to Spectrum which is a secret agency.
I really like Ruby character; she’s smart, cheeky, nosey and interesting. I really enjoy when Lauren Child was describing the high-tech ...more
As a quirky and independent 13 year old special agent Ruby Redfort is working for a secret o ...more
Ruby Redfort is a quirky 13 year old special agent working for a secret organization, called Spectr ...more
One little ...more
Some of the chapters lacked in plot at times, but the very good times made up for that.
I'm going to start off by saying, I really enjoyed this book, and I got through it in about 2 days, which is pretty good for me! I also enjoyed this book so much, that I reread it twice...
I rated this book 5 stars because I loved the storyline and the characters, and I'm also a big fan of mystery/spy novels.
My favourite character in this book, was Hitch, because he is just so witty and mysterious, ...more