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Author: Smith, Roland
Grades: 5 - 9
Can be suitable for teenaged readers
This is a mostly clean series about a step-brother and step-sister who are involved with an off-record spy operation, all without the knowledge of their parents. 13 year old step brother and 15 year old step-sister treat each other like brother and sister, including sleeping in the same room and comforting negiah or almost-negiah - totally innocent. Important sidestory in book, is that girl's real mother, a spy who was declared dead, actually faked her own death and is alive, meaning that her father is illegitimately re-married - this point is mentioned but not dwelled on. Kids lie to save themselves or their mission, including lying to parents. Mother and father are rock stars and perform to wild acclaim, including on TV. Kids use cell phones, texting, and internet. Violence: fights, explosions, some deaths. A main character has supernatural power of teleportation and immortality, which he obtained by being exposed to the "Holy Grail" = the Cup of C-----.

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Review Date Title Rating Mini Series Series No. Comments
05/24/2018 The White House Questionable 2
See note on series. Language: darn it, butt. Mild romantic attraction between 2 adults. To cover up for girl who is upset, boys tells another boy that her boyfriend dumped her. Spy hugs and kisses woman who is posing as his wife.
05/24/2018 The Windy City Questionable 5
See Note on series. Man and woman appear to have a relationship; when meeting after being apart, he greets her with a kiss. Language: heck, darned. Boy speculates that man with supernatural powers is a Greek god.
05/24/2018 Kitty Hawk Questionable 3
See note on series. Mention of dog "christening" truck tire. Mention of renegade rock star skinny-dipping, using drugs and alcohol and going to rehab, being arrested for assault and battery, attacking ex-wife's home with baseball bat.Language: pee. Rock star hugs and kisses female fans. Boy wonders if he should give his upset step-sister a hug.
05/24/2018 Independance Hall Questionable 1
Book 1: Dog grooms his "nether region". Language: ticked off, butt, heck, pee
05/24/2018 Alamo Questionable 4
See note on Series. Language: screw, up yours, freak, suck it up, butt, Jeez, pee, crap, heck. Bad guy is kept prisoner in bathroom; when good guys open the door, he is sitting on toilet with pants around his ankles. Step-brother hugs step-sister when she is saved - not romantic.
05/24/2018 Alcatraz Questionable 6
See note on series. Language: screwupmylife (sic), heck, screw up, moron, Jeez. Passing mention of James Bond movies. Mention of Knights Templar, who lived in the Temple (Solomon's) and were soldiers of C-----. Temple was known to house "holiest objects": Ark of the Covenant, the One True Cross, and the Holy Grail = Cup of C-----. Mention of a saint, to whom G-d granted gift of being able to be in 2 places at once. Character reveals that his supernatural powers come from exposure to the Holy Grail.