Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Review: PROBLEMS IN PRAGUE by Alba Arango

JJ Bennett is a Junior Spy. Mmm, I wonder how you get a job like that?

This is an international mystery adventure. Story instantly kicks off with JJ and his friend following a Russian spy to the Prague Castle. Although the two friends start off with a witty repartee between them, the story didn't settle on a plot foundation. The reader is practically thrown into a spy game already, not really knowing what it's all about or why we're even here.

So many questions came to mind as I was reading this. Why were the kids in Prague? How did they get involved in this case? What was the case? But, most importantly, how did JJ come to be a Junior Spy? For being first in the series, it was absolutely pertinent to provide at least somewhat of a background.

Story was too complex and reading through it without the proper basics just further strained the experience. I'm sure some readers would enjoy this "James Bond" style adventure, but it didn't suit me.

My rating: 2 stars

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