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The White House (I, Q #2)

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In this follow-up to "Book One: Independence Hall," Q and Angela continue their quest to uncover the truth behind the supposed death of Angela's real mother, a former Secret Service agent, while trying to differentiate the "good guys" from the "bad guys."
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 25th 2010 by Sleeping Bear Press (first published November 28th 2009)
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Alexander W
11/6/12

I am still currently reading Roland Smith's IQ #2 The White House. (view spoiler)

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 Marla
Liked the White House setting and the spy action adventure story, but I wished there were more "James Bond"-like technical gadgets, these were more "normal."

This book starts soon after the first book ends, so if you read the second book a long time after reading the first, you may need a review. The third book, as yet unwritten, is a continuation of at most hours after the second book ends.

Likes:
* SOS - retired spies off-the-grid agents
* Clever chapter titles, so you can locate previous events
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Johnp
May 13, 2011 Johnp rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
In this installment of the "I, Q" series, Malak is out to destroy the 'ghost cell' - a well-trained, highly organized ring of terrorists. These bad guys have 'something big planned', and she is out to figure out what it is and - if possible - stop it. Malak is now a prominent character in the story - instead of someone who shows up at the end. We also meet a number of other agents/spies. This story takes us into the White House, where we learn a bit more about Malak's past as a Secret Service ag...more
Donnie
I thought this was a really quick pase book. It was really interesting and once I was half way through the book, I couldn't put it down. With this book being the second book in the series, I would recommend to read the first book in the series to get to know the characters better and what they are trying to do. At the end of this book it left on a cliff hanger, so it made me want to get the third book in the series- Kitty Hawk, and that book is just as suspensful as the first two books in the se...more
Dawn
Finally!! I had to read the first one again because it took so long for this one to come out, but I probably liked this one even more than the first one. Smith gave you all the lead-in information in the first one so this book just hits the ground running. The action and intrigue were amped up for this book. I love the whole involvement with the White House and the Secret Service. Pretty sure it is off the charts far fetched, but it is definately a fun read.
Erin
James Patterson (except way better, IMO) for the younger set. Actioned-packed and one of the few books I've read where efforts to connect to teens don't seem contrived - it even has iphone text bubbles! I actually liked this book better than the first in the series and will definitely be reading the next installment.
Kristin
Just as good as the first one! This series is a clever blend of espionage, terrorist activities, the Secret Service, and the music industry. It's very suspenseful...and I hope Roland Smith does not wait as long before writing the third one as he did for this...two years, I think? Too long!
Christy
I love this series! Just finished book two and hate the idea of having to wait to see what happens next. It's like James Bond meets Encyclopedia Brown... awesome!!
Sarah
This was a great follow up book for Independence Hall (I.Q. #1). Lead straight to a third book. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go read said third book.
Tessa
I actually liked this one better than the first. It needed less set up, so it had more story. I love me some spy stories. I'm a nerd like that.
Brenda
Right after reading I, Q: Independence Hall, I went to the bookstore to get the next book. It had taken me quite a while to read this series after all, Skye and Matt recommended it to me four years ago. But good books stay good until you find them. That is certainly true for this series. I, Q: The White House continues following “Match” on their national concert tour. After performing in Philadelphia they make a quick stop at the White House to perform a private concert for the President, his da...more
Bryan Springman
I thought that this was a great book, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it wasn't the best book I have ever read in my life. I'm not exactly sure which book holds that title, but this was definitely one of the best. This is one of those books where you either love it or you hate it. I loved this one because of the details and the suspense. This is a suspense/thriller book.
In this book, a sequel, two children named Angela and Quest are at the White House and are trying to find...more
Jacob


IQ the White House by Roland Smith
Realistic fiction
256 pages

This book is a sequel to the book IQ independence hall, which makes them have a common subject, spies. They aren't exactly the same book but they are alike. In this book Quest and Angela are in the White House. There parents are in a band and they have been asked to preform for the president in the White House. So obviously they came too. That night Angela got a text from her mother who works for the secret service. The message said t...more
Rebecca ~Lady of Rohan~

Kids Doing Spy Stuff: 8

Action: 9

Comedy/Humor: 10

Realisticness: 4


While not the most realistic book, it is still a fun kids spy novel. I actually liked this one better than the last one. That could be because I knew what to expect more, or it was just a better story. Not really sure, but either way works out the same.

It has been a while since I read the first book. There was minimal explanations of what happened in the first book, so it took me a little bit to remember the characters/events and ge

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Liz
6-13-12
I am HOOKED. Started it last night even though I have no time to read!!! I am going to be VERY ANXIOUS for the third book, but just in case it's not out for a while, I will try to slow down my reading of this great mystery series. There seems to be several middle grade mysteries with White House or Secret Service connections out right now, but this is by far my favorite!!! (And seems pretty age appropriate for its intended level) I even woke up at 5:30 AM to sneak a little more reading in...more
Justin Harris
I liked the book, IQ Book Two, by Rowland Smith. One reason I enjoyed the book is because of its ability to make you want to read on. The story line was intense with a lot of spy action. The characters were about the same age as me and they were likable. The main setting of the book takes place at our nations capital, the White House, in Washington D.C. The main characters in the book are step siblings Q (Quest)and Angela. The main conflict of the story involves terrorists who attempt to sabotag...more
Tanner.m
I.Q. 2 White House
Fiction

PAGES: 248
In I.Q. 2 Q and Anglena are starting to find out the truth about Anglens saposed dead mom. Soon there parents are asked to come all the way to the white house to proforma for the presidents daughter who is a die hard fan of matches. After they all get there Q and his sister meet the presidents son who is a quite interesting kid. You soon learn that the presidents son or PS has found old secret passage ways all around the house so he can be any were. Then Anglen...more
Kathy
Wow! I liked this one better than the first one! I had forgotten what funny kids Quest and Angela were! Boone, X-Ray, and J.R. (the president) were awesome characters too! But my favorite from this one is P.K. (president's kid)! That is one smart kid!

It's had been a couple of years since I read book 1 and this one did a good job of reminding me what happened before. And I liked how it started right where book 1 ended!

This book is also just a little scary! To think that some really bad people cou...more
Heather
This entire book only covers the 24 hours Q and Angela spend in the White House. Lots of intrigues for kid mystery lovers.

Summary:Q (Quest) and Angela make it to the White House in Washington, D.C. to find that it is even harder to determine who is "good" and "bad" guys than ever before.
James
This is the 2nd book of the IQ series. The story continues, the story is kind of similar to the first book. It is continuing the story about secret service agent and about Angela's mom. But only the setting is different, it happens in the white house. I won't say lot about the story because I might spoil it.
This is a book I liked, but still; there was lots of disappointment. When I finished the story, I didn't feel like the time when I finished the first book. This book was also very hard to wri...more
Arjun Bhalla
This is the second book in the IQ series. Angela and Quest are in the white house.The president's daughter has been kidnapped right in front of both of these kids.She was taken by Malak (Angela's mom, the angel, "dead", SS Agent) a.k.a. Anmar (Malak's twin sister, the leoperd, "alive"terrorist).

My favorite part is when the book talks about the time when PK and Bethany are together and are both drugged right before being kidnapped.

I love the suspense in the book.

My favorite character is Quest (Q)...more
Charlie
If I were to be able to talk with the author of this book, I would tell him to stop the book where Q and Angelina find the chef and P.K. I would do this because is would make you want to read the next book more instead of continuing the book and give a bad ending.
StorySnoops
This fast-paced second installment in the I, Q series won't disappoint fans of the spy genre. There is more international intrigue and a search for a sleeper terrorist cell poised to strike in Washington DC. Younger readers may have trouble keeping up with plot details about the Middle East and organizations like Hezbollah and the Mossad, and the differences between the CIA and the Secret Service. The terrorists are Islamic, but the author does point out that they represent a very small percenta...more
Andrew
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Cynthia
Loved this book. Can't wait to read #3!
Donald
The white house sounds like a nice place
Foggycitypascal
amazingly complex and intense!
Kat
I, Q: The White House is a great chapter in the spy/mystery series! The suspense definitely increased exponentially, and the plot keeps getting thicker and thicker. Q and Angela are two great protagonists, with their wits and special skills, and P.K. is as well. I liked the first book slightly better because there was more action, and in this book the action is little, except for one scene. However, the mystery and plot in this book got extremely complex and interesting. I can't wait for the nex...more
Dayna Smith
The second book in the I, Q series. The ghost cell is planning a terrorist attack in Washington, D.C. Angela, Q, and the S.O.S. Team must help the President stop them. There's one small problem - there is a terrorist mole in the White House. Can the team find the mole without exposing Angela's mother? Can they prevent the attack on our nation's capital? This book is much better than the previous one. The action starts from the beginning and rushes right on to the cliff-hanger of an ending.
Emma
cliffhanger!
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Smith was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University and, following a part-time job at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, began a 20-year career as a zookeeper, both at the Oregon Zoo and the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. After working to save wildlife following the E...more
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