What are the best must-read teen books with spy characters?

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    #1Only the Good Spy Young

    Only the Good Spy Young
    Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter is a spy thriller novel about girls who are destined to spy, hack, steal, and lie their way to unlock every mystery tasked at their hands.
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    Sharon Hicks
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is by far the best book in the series. I could not put it down. The action packed story raises the stakes as the gang solves every mystery thrown there way only to discover more. The hum-drum patterns established in the last books gets shaken up in this book but in a plausible, facinating way that seemed like an actual plot progression instead of a random idea that came out of left field (the beginning premise of the last book). Though it's taken three books to get here, I'm glad I stuck it out. The layers of the story are falling into place. The characters, even the mysterious ones, have gained depth, and we got to focus on a new group of characters as the main focus of the story, allowing us to get a better grasp of the whole cast. Pushing past the confines of the school and every day school life has made this series completely engaging and exciting. Not to mention, the quality of the writing has improved exponentially. Very pleased and looking forward to the next installment."
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    #2I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)

    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter is a young adult mystery novel set in the Gallagher Academy, which is claimed to be a school for geniuses but is a place for spies in reality.
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    Guillermo Vázquez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I just finished reading I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You and I think it's one of the best must-read teen books with spy characters that I have read. I loved the story and the characters and wish I could go to Gallagher Academy. "
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    #3Also Known As

    Also Known As

    Also Known As by Robin Benway is a contemporary spy thriller novel about choosing between being an international spy or ordinary high school graduate. Prestige over privilege comes into play in this book.

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    Tian Ye
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A must read book! Also known As is a best must read teen book with spy characters because it tells a story of a ordinary person becoming a spy. I give this book a rating of 4!"
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    #4Perfect Scoundrels

    Perfect Scoundrels
    Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter is a mystery novel about two different lives with a common aim of goal digging without getting into the spotlight. Prepare yourselves imagining the impossible as the characters dig into nerve-wracking situations.
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    Eric Silva
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I tried reading Perfect Scoundrels and I thought it wasn't especially great. For the assumed age of the audience, I felt like the story should have been a little more sophisticated, everything here felt clunky and "just so""
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    #5Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)

    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)
    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter is the third novel in the Gallagher Girls series. Cammie joins Macey's private security team. While they are applying their spy training on the campaign trail, Cammie finds out that the secret society targets her.
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    Benjamin Baker
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is great for teens. It has a nice story and great characters."
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    #6Blonde Ops

    Blonde Ops

    Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo is another mystery, young adult novel. What makes this book unique is because of its touch of an action-packed plot in the world of fashion magazines.

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    Adam Fields
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The best must-read teen book with spy characters is Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo. It is a mystery novel for teens and young adults. The book centers on sixteen-year-old Rebecca "Bec" Jackson as she jets off to Rome to intern for a fashion magazine. When one of the magazine's owner falls into a mysterious coma, Bec becomes curious to find the reason why and soon stumbles upon a plot against the First lady visiting Rome."
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    #7United We Spy (Gallagher Girls)

    United We Spy (Gallagher Girls)

    United We Spy is a young adult spy romance fiction and the sixth book in Gallagher Girls series written by Ally Carter. This book is about Cammie Morgan who had an n amnesia. It is published in 2013 by Disney-Hyperion. 

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    #8I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    After escaping from his home planet Lorien, John Smith found shelter on Earth. Living as a human, but having powers that humans can only dream of having, he has been a rather quiet life until something started killing his fellow Lorien survivors: only nine kids managed to escape amb make it to Earth, three have already been killed... and he is the fourth on the list. 

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    Brian Cox
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I Am Number Four wouldn't register on my top 100 books to read, but it wasn't terrible. It was somewhat predictable in plot, but was still an interesting read."
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    #9A School for Unusual Girls

    A School for Unusual Girls

    A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin is a historical fiction novel which is set in the Stranje House. Imagine the ingenious escape done by the protagonist as she breaks from what she was mold - unusual, marriageable miss.

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    Sara Arias
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I think this is okay for a light summer read for teens but I wouldn't put it very high on the list. Give it to a teen girl at the end of the school year and let her mind unwind. It's appealing in the sense that right from the word unusual in the title something is connecting with the audience because we all feel unusual especially at that age."
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    #10Ark Angel (Alex Rider)

    Ark Angel (Alex Rider)
    Ark Angel (Alex Rider) is an adventure fiction book authored by Anthony Horowitz. This action-thriller book was published on Ark Angel (Alex Rider) April 5th 2007 by Speak/Puffin/Penguin Group. 
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    Sean Torres
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I know this book is mainly aimed at teenagers, but it is still very entertaining for adults! The story is intense and exciting! Definitely check this one out if you like spy stories. A must read!"
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    #11The Recruit (Cherub)

    The Recruit (Cherub)

    The Recruit (Cherub) is an adventure fiction book written by Robert Muchamore published on  August 30th 2005 by Simon Pulse. It follows a group of Cherub agents who are sent out on a mission to spy on terrorists.

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    Jacob Schmidt
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I like that the book brings together two very important issues for teenagers and their fight for freedom. Some are freedom from their parents but most important freedom from terrorists and will make most teens appreciate what freedoms they actually have"
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    #12Remembrandt

    Remembrandt

    Remembrandt by Robin King is a spy thriller novel about the exploit of a protagonist who has an eidetic memory. This novel has a perfect balance of romance and mystery rolled into one.

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    Katherine Guzman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Romance and mystery rolled into one is just the thing i would like.I cannot wait for this just to enjoy."
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    #13Heist Society

    Heist Society

    Heist Society is a young adult mystery contemporary romance fiction and the first book in tHeist Society series written by Ally Carter. It is first published in 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. 

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    Danielle Taylor
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "What could be better than a spy trying to leave the spy world behind, only to have to return to see if her own father is a criminal suspect? This young adult mystery "Heist Society" takes us on a journey such as that! It is the first book in the series and the ending left me wanting more and more! Teens, both boys and girls, are most certain to fall in love with this series. They may even strike up a conversation with you about it, which for a teenager these days is a very big deal!"
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    #14The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey)

    The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey)

    The Prisoner of Cell 25 is the first book in the science fiction series Michael Vey written by Richard Paul Evans which follows the life of Michael Vey living with Tourette’s syndrome but turns out he has special powers. 

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    Alan Hawkins
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Story doesn't focus much on a spy theme but more on a prison series with paranormal abilities. The Prisoner of Cell 25 is good for those looking for a fantasy and thriller but a spy and chess like story isn't this book. "
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    #15All Fall Down (Embassy Row)

    All Fall Down (Embassy Row)
    All Fall Down is the first book in the mystery young adult series Embassy Row written by Ally Carter which centers on Grace Blakely trying to find out the truth why her mother was murdered although most people saw it was due to an accident. 
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    Crystal Valdez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Ally Carter has done it again with this fantastic start to a series. Grace is a strong, courageous girl who lives in a world full of secrets and assassins, and she has no idea who to trust. Ally Carter has done an amazing job yet again of making the reader just as confused and unsure of who to trust as Grace. This action packed book does not disappoint! All Fall Down (Embassy Row) is one of my favorites that I have read this year"

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Best What are the best must-read teen books with spy characters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Only the Good Spy YoungBooks 56 Paid
2I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)Books 52 Paid
3Also Known AsBooks 49 Paid
4Perfect ScoundrelsBooks 47 Paid
5Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)Books 46 Paid
6Blonde OpsBooks 41 Paid
7United We Spy (Gallagher Girls)Books 39 Paid
8I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)Books 35 Paid
9A School for Unusual GirlsBooks 32 Paid
10Ark Angel (Alex Rider)Books 25 Paid
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