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Spy Camp

(Spy School #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  7,993 ratings  ·  519 reviews
School may be out for summer, but top-secret training continues for aspiring spy Ben Ripley—and so does the danger.

Ben Ripley is a middle-schooler whose school is not exactly average—he’s spent the last year training to be a top-level spy and dodging all sorts of associated danger. So now that summer’s finally here, Ben’s ready to have some fun and relax. Except that’s not
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Spy Camp' by Stuart Gibbs is the sequel to the New York Times Bestseller; 'Spy School.' The protagonist, Ben Ripley, is yet again in danger from the secret organization known as SPYDER. The book's plot is very reminiscent to me of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' Although 'Spy Camp' isn't fantasy or is the 7th book in the series, it reminds me of how Harry has to leave his home and adapt to new environments. Overall, I recommend the book to those who enjoyed the first one. ...more
Tommeh Bell
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
The Nitty Gritty: Ben "Smokescreen" Ripley has survived his first year at Spy School. a super secret facility tasked with educating America's future CIA operatives.

Smokescreen has planned a summer to end all summers. Basically he just wants to hang out with his best friend, play video games and dream about Erica Hale till his little heart bursts.

Too bad SPYDER is still trying to recruit Ben and he has to go to spy camp. The thought of spy camp doesn't not bode well for Ben, but he would rather b
Ellie Emmelhainz
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Ms. Yingling
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Looking forward to a summer at home after his event filled year in Spy School, Ben is dismayed to find that he only gets a weekend at home, and must go to a wilderness survival camp for the summer, along with his classmates. Also dismaying is a note from SPYDER. The group eventually demands that he join them or die, and they send Murray Hill, who is supposed to be incarcerated, to encourage him. Ben's a good guy, though, and doesn't even consider it. Things quickly go south when he is at camp, b ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of three books Gibbs has written in his spy series featuring 13 year-old Benjamin Ripley. It's summer and Ben thought he would be hanging with his family and his best friend Mike, however the spy school and the super covert evil organization, SYPDER, had other plans. Ben suddenly finds himself the center of SYPDER's attention and where's a safe place to be when that happens? Why spy camp! Things quickly go south for Ben and spy student colleagues. He, Erica and superspy (not!) ...more
Mike French
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star YA novel from Stuart Gibbs! This story is a continuation of Spy School,so you should read that one first. If you have YA readers in your house or you are young of heart this series is a MUST READ!
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great successor to the original "Spy School" book.

Overall: 8.7/10
Colleen Earle
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a delightful series.
Loved the character development and the new characters in this book. Wish we had got to spend more time with woodchuck.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was way more interesting than the previous book called Spy School. That's because it was a continuation to it , but this time it's not taking place at a school but at a camp. Some readers might say that's not that different because the only thing new is that it's taking place outside of school. As you know the last book ended with the main character Ben capturing the mole in spy school, Murray Hill, with the help of his friend/classmate Erica and then it ends. But, the new story picks ...more
Jake Ruud
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think that there was a clear theme in this book. That theme was, never think that you are safe. We see countless times as Ben is attacked by SPYDER by surprise. We see how they are attacked while they are on a bus. You just never know when they won't be attacked. ...more
carter Edwards
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is great! Because there is a lot of fighting and lots of good detail.
It is time for Spy Camp! Is Ben ready for it?

I have had this book in my possession for some time, but just didn't feel in the mood for reading it, not even while I was camping myself. Then again, given the book and how little of it is about the spy camp, I guess it is good I didn't read it during my camping time. :P

Yep, as you can see from that previous paragraph, this book is called Spy Camp, but actually just a small part of it is about the camp. Which I found highly disappointing. Why call i
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Stuart Gibbs
This is the second book in the Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs. It begins at the end of the school year, as Ben expects to go home and enjoy his summer vacation.

Of course, nothing ever goes as he expects, and soon Ben is on his way to 'Happy Trails', a wilderness survival camp otherwise known as the CIA's summer school. And he immediately embarks on another adventure with his fellow student Erica Hale, trying to evade (and disrupt the plans of) the nefarious secret group, SPYDER.

With numerous
Marshall Wasmund
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
After Ben ripley finishes his first year of spy school ( a secret school in a classified location) with his friend Erica he discovers that he has to go to spy camp, (a hidden camp in the forest). But SPYDER is after him again and there mole has infiltrated spy camp to kill him.I liked this book because it doesn’t just have mystery in it it has mystery, action, and lots of surprises along the way.

I recommend this book to kids who like action and mystery and like other books written by the same
Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Grades 4-7.
Ben Ripley is not your average middle-schooler...he's a spy! This is book number two in the Spy School series. This time, he's at a rustic spy camp, which has been infiltrated by his enemy, the evil SPYDER organization. This book is available as an e-book through Libby/Overdrive.

Reviewed by Debbie Hersh, Circulation, Vernon Area Public Library

Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Listening on audio is great. Interesting series. Entertaining and funny.
Marie DeMarce
Look, it’s fun. It’s light. It’s a sequel. It’s middle-grade-level. It’s easy to read, easy to follow, but isn’t a mind blowing or world changing read. That being said, I’ll keep reading the series because they’re light and fun.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read for at least the 3rd time, read this if you haven't already! Lots of action and hilariousness. ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought the book was great. It had the perfect amount of suspense and excitement.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is even better in terms of plots and spy mysteries.
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
My 10 year old and I love this series. This one was good -- it's a great amount of suspense for the target readers without it being scary. A fine balance filled with good vocabulary words. On to Evil Spy School! ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book very much. It has suspense,thrill and an element of surprise. With twists and turns around every corner so you better be ready for it! After school is out for the spies-in-training. Ben, expecting to see his family and friends back home, gets a rude awakening when he finds out that there is a "summer school" for spies. Meant for outdoor training, Ben must go instead of have the summer he planned. But this camp has also something unplanned. Starting with a contract from an unkno ...more
Luke Wilson
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was about the Spy kids fighting an enemy team called the spider. I liked all the action that was in this book. I also like how the author characterized the Spy kids in this story. I like how they made the guy look super dumb and the girl knows everything that was funny. I don't know what it is, it's just that every time I read this book it's just cool to read. I am excited to read the next book in the series. ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Was my least favorite in the series but still a great book.
Heather Kim
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book! I loved how it was mysterious and adventurous. I started reading the other books in the series because I loved it so much! I can't wait to read more of this series! ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I read the book Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars for its interesting topic and its cimplex story line, but also for the kind of boring structure.

Ben Ripley is a teenager that does not have a normal life. His life has constisted of fighting crime and preparing to be a cia agent. Yes, Ben is a spy. Ben goes to a super secret spy school that his friends and even his family know about. He has spent the last year training to be a top spy and on top of that having to figh
Jase B
Sep 21, 2016 added it
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12 year old Ben Ripley is spending the summer at Spy Camp, the top secret outdoor education facility of Ben's school. Instead of having a spy free vacation with his old friends and family, he has to the Wilderness Education Facility, or the WEF for short. Ben thought he was going to have a good time at Spy Camp, but after he got a secret letter from SPYDER, everything will change. SPPYDER (read to find out) offered Ben to lend SPYDER his "special skill" or be killed. The first person he turns to ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evil doesn't take breaks, so why should the good guys? In this thrilling second book in the trilogy Ben Ripley thought he would be taking a relaxing break for the summer. He was wrong. He finds himself lying to his best friend Mike about going to a science camp. No one had told him about summer school until the end of the year. However when he gets there he finds a note that says SPYDER wants to recruit him. He and his friends go on a bus to get him away but there bus gets attacked. When he find ...more
Andrew Bennett
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about the main character having to go to a camp where they teach you how to be a spy.
Mark Buxton
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
My name is Ben. For some reason, the evil organization called SPYDER wants me. They invited me to join them, but they also threatened to kill me if I didn't. The CIA tried to sneak me away to a secret location, but the plan just helped SPYDER kidnap my friends. Luckily, Erica is protecting me. She's the most awesome student spy in school, and she's kind of cute too. The CIA has sent her father, their best and most famous agent, to help protect me, but he's actually an incompetent fool! The big q ...more
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