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Black Op

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The Squad are kickass teenage spies with the perfect cover. Part of an England youth football team, The Squad is sent to wherever trouble is kicking off. In their first adventure, the young secret agents find themselves in Krakow, Poland, just before the Euro 2012 tournament begins.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Puffin Books
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Akin
Oct 30, 2016 Akin rated it it was ok
Disappointing. Rather formulaic, with very stilted characterisation. It feels to me that the book suffered from the author's need/wish to spread out his protagonists across 'The Squad'. To be fair, nine-year-old co-reader enjoyed it, and certainly got caught up in the tension of the last quarter. But we both agreed that it wasn't a patch on Palmer's other, excellent, books for young readers.

(Interesting side issue: unlike the complete implausibility of other spy books/films/series for children
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Emma Radford
Jul 24, 2013 Emma Radford rated it it was amazing
Black Op is a great spy thriller with a footie twist! (Great for football fans but as a complete novice I football I still thoroughly enjoyed). I loved the characters and engaged well with them all. Each of the children was believable and the relationships are explored sensitively. The fine line between loyalty and betrayal, with issues of leadership, are dealt with realistically and emotionally. This is a fast- paced book that does not sacrifice human emotion for the sake of cheap thrills but ...more
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