I just finished a digital galley of Chris Rylander’s upcoming book, Codename Zero. His previous books, The Fourth Stall (Parts 1, 2, and 3) have enjoyable reads and Codename Zero is as well. It’s a spy action intrigue book set in a quiet North Dakota town. There’s a new milk bar in town … that’s about as exciting as it seems to get. (The town, not the book)
I’m recommending it for middle grade readers. Boys may appreciate it more than girls but maybe use this as a metric: Do you think fainting goats are funny? Well then be prepared for GOATEMONIUM.
Apologies in advance: the book comes out February 4, 2014. So … be patient.