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Saturday 8 July 2017

Review: The Spectacular Spencer Gray

Spencer Gray suspects something sinister is happening in the bushland around his local town. He searches for the truth but quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous situation.

Afraid that telling someone will get him in serious trouble, Spencer confides only to his two best mates, and together they try to fix things alone.

The Spectacular Spencer Gray is a fast paced, addictive read. It’s fresh, relatable and full of intrigue and adventure. With devious crooks, daring escapes and midnight missions, kids won’t be able to put it down.

This is the second book in the Spencer Gray series, but I loved that it also stands alone, so you don’t have to read the first book before devouring this one (though you will likely want to afterwards!).

Avid readers will love the intrigue and flawlessly written characters, and more reluctant readers won’t be able to resist the action-packed capers of Spencer and his mates. Boys in particular will love this one, and it’s the kind of story that can kick-start a love of reading. 

There's also a strong focus on endangered animals throughout the book, making it a great choice for classroom discussions. You’ll find comprehensive teaching notes on the Fremantle Press website, so don't forget to check them out. 

The Spectacular Spencer Gray, by Australian author Deb Fitzpatrick, is an exhilarating ride. I'm hooked, and I simply cannot wait for the next instalment.

Title: The Spectacular Spencer Gray
Author: Deb Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Fremantle Press, $14.99
Publication Date: July 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925164671
For ages: 8 - 12 
Type: Junior Fiction