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A New Recruit

(Agents of the Glass #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Agents of the Glass are at the front lines of the fight between good and evil, and they have a new recruit. But is he up to the task?
Andover James Llewellyn, aka Andy, did the unthinkable: he turned in a bag of money he found on the street after a bank robbery. His selfless action caught the attention of the Agents of the Glass. Now, as one of the agencys newest
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Tiffany Manjarres Masson
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

There is no time for neutrality and ignorance.
A premise that no other than Michael D. Beil can accommodate, with exquisite and meticulous precision, to a new generation of thinkers. Time and time again, he has revealed his quintessential abilities to establish a plotline like the grand literary giants, such as Charles Dickens, while maintaining an intimate interhuman connection to young readers. Agents of the Glass: A New Recruit, is an exhilarating tale of a brave boy, Andover James
Flossmoor Public Library (IL)
I enjoyed reading this book. Andover James Llewellyn - Andy to his friends - has just been recruited as a new agent for the secret organization Agents of the Glass. Their mission: to thwart the nefarious efforts of NTRP to take over the world through brainwashing. Andy suddenly finds himself in a new school, with a new pet (his puppy Penny), and with pretty much no idea what he is doing or how he fits into the Agents' plan to stop NTRP from brainwashing kids who want to make the world a better ...more
Mrs. Jocelyn Bystrom
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-7, spy, mystery
Impressive back jacket hook: "Let's get one thing out of the way right now. You may think that the decision to read this book was your own, but that's not quite true. You're reading it because I - we - want you to read it." ( Beil, 2016) I was hooked... and curious! You're drawn into this spy story as if you were the main character. Might you be described as: compassionate, intelligent, loyal or courageous? Might you have the what it takes to be the agency's new recruit? Dive into the deep end ...more
Naomi Campbell
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
If you liked this book, you might like "The Hypnotists" by Gordon Korman. I liked how it was at times talking TO me, the reader. I also liked the bit of mystery it entailed. I loved the good versus evil and the planning and strategizing that occurred. The characters were great, and it had just enough action, but not too much. (Too much action loses me pretty quickly). I plan to read the next book in this series.
Rachel Rooney
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, fiction, ds2, jf
A 2018-2019 Missouri Truman Readers Award preliminary nominee (grades 6-8).

Andy Llewellyn is recruited to join a secret organization after demonstrating an unusually good nature. His mission is to attend a fancy private school and keep an eye on a popular student. Is she somehow involved with an evil media organization NTRP? And what is NTRP up to anyway?

This was pretty fun. My fifth grader read it too. He didn't ask about a second book, and I think that about sums it up.
Saira Rejali
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok so at first I HATED this book but more towards the end it got much better. I wish that the book would have gone more in depth about Silas and his back story I fel like that would make this book a lot better but it does get better.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grade
I think this book is well written for the target demographic but I couldn't really get into it. I liked the premise but I was put off by the author breaking the fourth wall and talking to the reader. I think younger readers will enjoy it since it is something different from most stories.
Alice Kuhn
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
After witnessing a bank robbery, Andy is recruited by a secret organization that finds and eliminates evil (from CIP). Fun read with lots of twists and turns. Good read-a-like for fans of the Stuart Gibbs "Spy" series. 5th grade and up.
Ethan Z
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jill Cd
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun mystery filled with spies, secrets, a dog, knitted socks, and an amazing piece of blue glass. A good read for middle schoolers.
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-6th-grade
A different take on the never-ending story of good vs. evil.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms. Yingling
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
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Andy is tapped (because of his exemplary behavior) to be a member of a secret agent type group that is trying to keep a multimedia corporation from controlling the minds of the young. He is enrolled in a posh private school and is told to keep his eye on classmates Winter and Jensen, who have different involvements with NTRP. Complicating matters is the fact that Andy's dad is the obnoxious radio host, Howard Twopenny, who is fighting against pop star Karina Jellyby's attempts to get
Karen Arendt
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed all of Michael Beil's books, especially the Red Blazer Girls series. This new series is just as good. Andy is a great character though some might wonder given his parents-dad because he hosts a radio show that can be heartless and mom because she is away for most of the story. There is plenty of twists in the plot and things are slowly revealed to the reader but at just the right time. I enjoyed the subtle commentary on today's society that society is becoming less kind overall. A ...more
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just adore Michael D. Beil. He is such an amazing author. My BFF Gretchen got this book for me (she knows Mr. Beil) and told me to read it or die. We had a book swap, and I gave her The Lord of the Rings and she gave me this.

I completely absolutely definitely love this book. I'm pretty sure that this is the best one he's written yet, even over the Red Blazer Girls series. And I loved those.

Overall, definitely read this.
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Michael D. Beil grew up in rural Ohio , where he learned to milk cows and other important lessons. He was a sailor, sailmaker and lawyer before finding his true calling in 1997: Teacher.

Since 2001, he has taught English and drama at Saint Vincent Ferrer, an all-girls Catholic high school in Manhattan, where he also wrote and produced Aftershocks, a play based on the challenges facing the immigrant

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