Oct 22, 2020
Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me
Posted by Andrea Portes Joel Silverman

What is a hero Paige Nolan knows.Sean Raynes, the young man who exposed America s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum dums in the country think he s a traitor And her journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed they were heroes, too Or are no one has ever told Paige if they reWhat is a hero Paige Nolan knows.Sean Raynes, the young man who exposed America s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum dums in the country think he s a traitor And her journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed they were heroes, too Or are no one has ever told Paige if they re still alive, or dead.Not heroes Anyone in the government who abandoned her parents, letting them rot somewhere halfway across the world.And certainly not Paige herself, who, despite her fluency in five languages and mastery of several obscure martial arts thanks, Mom , could do nothing to save them.Couldn t, that is, until she s approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he s stockpiled In exchange, he ll reopen the case on her missing parents.She s given a code name and a cover as a foreign exchange student.Who is a hero Not Paige Nolan, but maybe, just maybe, Liberty is.

  • Title: Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me
  • Author: Andrea Portes Joel Silverman
  • ISBN: 9780062421999
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Liberty The Spy Who Kind of Liked Me What is a hero Paige Nolan knows Sean Raynes the young man who exposed America s unconstitutional spying techniques is a hero even if half the dum dums in the country think he s a traitor And her j

    LolaReviewer

    I missed reading books such as this one Silly but fun Simple but original Super fast but super engaging also.In fact, I think these are the types of books that are of the hardest to write The writing must seem effortless, like we re having a coffee with the main character The story must be impossible to put down, that s how entertaining it is.And finally, the characters must be both real and fictive They must enable us to imagine them existing in real life, while doing and saying things that wer [...]


    Sarah

    I received an advance copy of this book for free Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss She s alive.And my father s alive.And I will find them This was a story about a teenage spy, whose famous journalist parents had gone missing Paige was quite a witty and funny character, and it was hard not to find the things she did amusing, especially when she was going on about how much she hated guns, and pretty much removing them from anyone who had them, even when they were a lot bigger than her.The stor [...]


    Tanja Voosen

    4,5 Stars Liberty ist eines der coolsten Contemporary B cher, das ich dieses Jahr bisher gelesen habe Ich vermisse einfach solche Geschichten, die ein bisschen verr ckt, originell und super schnell zu Lesen sind, weil sie mega Spa machen All das bietet Andrea Portes neuer Roman In Liberty geht es um Paige, deren Eltern beide Journalisten sind, welche ber Kriege, Ungerechtigkeiten und Politik berichtet haben, bis sie von Terroristen entf hrt und einige Zeit sp ter f r tot erkl rt wurden Paige hat [...]


    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    I received a free ARC from Harper Teen, through first to read program, in exchange for an honest review Okay I kind of loved thisTo start off, it is important to note that in order to thoroughly enjoy this book you may require some suspension of disbelief That or you can be a really young, naive pre teen teen who thinks that a secret government agency would actually use a freshmen college student as a spy in a top secret undercover mission You know, whatever works for you Secondly, you have to b [...]


    Madison

    Liberty The Spy Who Kind of Liked Me is absolutely hilarious It is a super fun, caper of a spy novel, with an instantly likeable protagonist.Paige Nolan s parents, high profile journalists, are missing They may be dead, Paige was never told So when Paige is recruited from her mostly mundane college life by a spy handsome, is younger than expected, and wears a suit very nicely , she is at first incredulous, then reluctant, but finally agrees knowing it might be the only chance of finding her pare [...]


    Bookevin

    3.5 starsInitial thoughts This was a very entertaining and amusing book I did enjoy some parts of it as the narrative is very fresh and the MC is one sass queen.Unfortunately, the plot was rather simplistic and there were quite a number of references that were lost to me.Overall, a fun romp in Russia with some LOL moments.Full review to come.


    Alexis

    I LOVED this book It tugged at my heart stings, it was funny and witty I loved the writing style I literally flew through the book I love Paige as a character, she s quirky and at times has no filter I don t think there was anything I hated about this book


    Amara ♡

    Sarcastic characters that I loved and not so boring leads but I do wish we didn t have that ending


    Maggie • Library of Colors

    Such a different read, but still very fun and enjoyable I m in a contemporary YA romance stage, and this was a little off the cusp for the stage I m in It s contemporary, there s a bit of romance, but there s so much This book gets deep while still being surface level and cute, but it s in a way that s not annoying I laughed a lot, and I teared up a bit.I would ve cried if we had the ruin I was expecting, though Guess I m reading about the next mission when Andrea Portes gives it to me


    Carol

    This book is BONKERS but definitely in a good way I m so looking forward to the next book in this series and I ll never look at Edward Snowden the same way again


    viktoria

    tl dr I feel like I should ve liked this than I actually did It s funny and I really liked the MC and all her snarkiness, yet I just like I read a good but too long and too self narrative heavy fan fic, which is both complimentary and not.


    Dazz Ross

    The last Portes book I read was her debut YA novel Anatomy of a Misfit That one was a long wait for me to actually sit down and read it, but when I did, I found myself liking it along with being mixed I got some great humor, an interesting voice driven style to move the plot along, and bits of Anika s life that I actually cared about But at the same time, the plot was very messy, the characters weren t really developed as a whole, and the humor did taper off every once in a while Even with that, [...]


    Kate Larkindale

    I kind of liked this one despite it being completely unrealistic and actually quite silly in many ways Paige is an awesome, kick ass heroine who has skills and an attitude any girl can admire I mean, any girl who can take down a gang of Russian thugs singlehandedly is cool in my book Paige is a college freshman Her parents are journalists who have vanished in the Middle East after following a suspicious lead Paige will do just about anything to get them back, or just to discover if they are aliv [...]


    Michelle Sallay

    Yep I m actually giving a book I read in 2017 5 stars I saw this at the library, remembered I liked this author and checked it out Portes writing style is unique and distinct Not for everyone, mind you, but I dig it I think most of the references would go over most young adults But for me, I got most of them, and if this gets one teen in the world to resurrect Elliott Smith s music, then I am an even bigger fan Of course our heroine is college aged, and every girl that goes to college should fal [...]


    Angela

    Have you ever met someone whose parents have passed away They don t sound like Paige Her flippant comments about her parents MAYBE dying in the first few chapters is enough for me to DNF this book There wasn t any genuine grief or anguish over it Just some sarcasm and some rants about not feeling sorry for her I feel no connection to her, I want to punch her in the face, and I will not suffer another page with her POV.


    meg chia

    4.5 i would say not my favorite book from her but it definitely has the classic Andrea Portes feel and humor in it it is at times a little confusing but you will get over it soon THERE A SEQUEL BECAUSE I LOVE PAIGE NOLAN


    Avery

    3.5 stars


    Marla Stanton

    Couldn t put it down


    Alison

    Actual rating 3.5 5Super fun, fast, and interesting read.


    Stella (Paper Wings)

    I have sort of a thing for snarky spies Come on, what s better than an imposter with constant sarcasm problems relatable So of course I had to pick up Liberty the spy who kind of liked me let s talk about the title later A modern say spy story rooted in fact, starring the supposedly hilarious Paige And may I just say, it is all of these things and The main problem I had is that it s just so weird I know It s a bad reason to downgrade a book I just felt like the format was very odd and hard to g [...]


    Nara

    I wasn t exactly sure what I was expecting from Liberty The Spy Who Kind of Liked Me, but I thought it was going to be a somewhat serious Alex Rider style of spy novel, where the protagonist goes on secret missions and saves the world as we know it And I suppose in a way, I did get a spy novel where the protagonist goes on a secret mission and saves the world It s just told in a very different tone to what I expected it was incredibly snarky and irreverent.The book overall was quite fun, with al [...]


    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC available at Edelweiss Above the TreelineInteresting premise, but too YA Salty language by page 20.


    Dominika

    Paige Nolan ostatni raz widzia a swoich rodzic w podczas strzelaniny na granicy turecko syryjskiej, potem znikn po nich wszelki lad Dziewczyna, cho nie mo e mie co do tego adnej pewno ci, skrycie ma nadziej , e jej rodzice wci yj i ukrywaj si gdzie w wiecie Gdy pewnego dnia Paige rozbroi a w restauracji dw ch postawnych facet w, kt rych zamiary bynajmniej nie by y pokojowe, nie mia a poj cia, e nagranie z jej walki zosta o zarejestrowane przez monitoring Wkr tce zg aszaj si do niej s u by specja [...]


    Amanda

    Tekst pochodzi z bloga amandaasays 2017M WI , E MA E JEST PI KNE, CZYLI O PAIGE S W KILKANasza g wna bohaterka i narratorka w jednym jest nisk , drobnej postury studentk , kt ra kryje w sobie ma ego buntownika i wojownika Niezwykle inteligentna, z wysokim IQ, znajomo ci kilku j zyk w i r nych sztuk walki Och, czy wspomnia am, e ma te trzech ch opak w r wnocze nie A w dodatku ma sarkastyczne podej cie do ycia, kt re jest jej mask , pod kt r ukrywa ogromn samotno i t sknot za rodzicami, o kt rych [...]


    Sydney Dudley

    Paige Nolan feels helpless despite her martial arts skills and fluency in several languages when her journalist parents are captured by terrorists while they pursue their next story She struggles to find peace, and she balances her time between three boyfriends and wondering if her parents are still alive For a while, she denies their livelihood It is easier to handle the stresses of life if she accepts her parents death Then Madden Carter shows up.Before she knows it, Madden Carter reveals his [...]


    Liralen

    Super fun girl runs off to Russia to be a spy, basically Bonus points for this being set in the present day and for Paige having a real life Russian experience erm, when she s not being a spy e s not a tourist and is uninterested in trying to be one, so we re spared the montage of her going to St Basil s and other Russian equivalents of the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben and so on.A tangential Seven Sisters quibble I go to an all women s college named Bryn Mawr It s one of the Seven Sisters, and the [...]


    Anna Jackson

    I seem to be in the minority here, but I wasn t overly fond of this book In fact I almost dnf ed it a couple of times, but since I am accomplishment motivated and I need to improve my challenge number, I pushed ahead and finished it And you know what It actually got better right at the end Not enough better that I will be recommending this to friends, but at least my misery wasn t a 12 on a 10 point scale And it is what bumped my rating to a 2 star Basically, I had trouble with the main characte [...]


    Cynthia

    This is the kind of book that I enjoy reading Sure, it was a little tongue in cheek, a little over the top unbelievable But mostly, it was just entertaining It was fast and funny, the characters were like colorful smears of paint sure, they lacked a certain dimension and emotion, but the essence of humanity important, in my opinion, than tragic backstories or mellifluous character introductions elevated their slightly ridiculous action novel images to extremely likable people On that note, the [...]


    Alexandria Drzewiecki

    Liberty The Spy Who Kind of Liked Me 3.5 5 s This book was such a total heartbreaker And I don t mean in the I can t believe how beautifully emotional this book was, it tore my heart to shreds way No, I mean in the Why did you do this to me, you were such a knockout of a book in the first half, but you started to dwindle in the second half and then you crashed, man, you crashed way The entire first half of Liberty was SO promising It was HILARIOUS and opinionated and heartfelt and kickass All of [...]


    Glen

    On the surface, Liberty The Spy Who Kind of Liked Me is a romp through an international web of intrigue by an audacious heroine whose exploits surprise even herself Underneath it all is an often poignant search for loved ones who ve disappeared and a deeper journey to find out who you are and what you believe to be worth the fight.Both haunting and hilarious, filled with banter and ongoing repartee with the reader, this novel challenges your view of everyday life and calls you to examine your va [...]



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