Spring 2021

The Secret Life of Kitty Granger

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Granger has always known that others consider her peculiar. She hates noise and crowds, tends to fixate on patterns, and often feels acutely aware of her surroundings even as she struggles to interpret the behavior of people around her. As a working-class girl in London’s East End, she’s spent her whole life learning to hide these traits. Until the day when she notices the mysterious man on the bus and finds herself following him, driven to know why he seems so out of place…only to accidentally uncover the location of a Russian spy ring.

When Kitty’s keen observation and quick thinking help her survive a dangerous encounter, two secret agents working for Her Majesty’s government offer her a job in their espionage operation.

Kitty’s first mission pits her against a conspiracy led by a prominent politician―who’s also a secret fascist. With help from an unusual team of fellow spies, Kitty must use her wits, training, and instincts to get out alive. And she might as well save the country while she’s at it.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-9796-9
$14.24
978-1-5415-9931-4
$21.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 280
Publication Date 2021-03-02
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF062000, YAF014000, YAF024050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 720
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“[T]his rip-roaring tale starring a compelling heroine will satisfy anyone looking for a fun, quirky adventure.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] ripping read that is historically grounded, drawing a direct line from past events to current debates over diversity, immigration, and the eternal peril of fascism. Nail-biting fascism-fighting featuring an atypical heroine.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“A fun thriller spotlighting a neurodivergent protagonist . . .”—School Library Journal

Jennieke Cohen

“Delightful, poignant, and suspenseful.”—Jennieke Cohen, author of Dangerous Alliance

Sarah Ahiers

“You’ll root for Kitty Granger, a heroine for our times, from the first to the last page.”—Sarah Ahiers, author of Assassin’s Heart and Thief’s Cunning

Author: G. D. Falksen

G. D. Falksen is the author of several novels, including Doctor Cthulittle, The Transatlantic Conspiracy, The Ouroboros Cycle series, and Blood in the Skies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Writers and Artists Across the Country. Read more at www.gdfalksen.com.

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The Secret Life of Kitty Granger

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Granger has always known that others consider her peculiar. She hates noise and crowds, tends to fixate on patterns, and often feels acutely aware of her surroundings even as she struggles to interpret the behavior of people around her. As a working-class girl in… View available downloads →