Kiki Strike

Kiki Strike

Inside the Shadow City

Book - 2006
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Ananke Fishbein, a normal 13-year old, narrates this charming adventure/mystery story set in New York City. When Ananke meets a new girl in her class, Kiki Strike, she knows something is up--Kiki's answer to 'what do you want to be when you grow up?" is "dangerous." And sure enough, Kiki has soon recruited six girls from different schools with very different skills to help her explore the hidden passageways beneath New York City. Can these clever girls gain control of their beloved andfascinating city? With little excerpts after the chapters such as "How to be a Master of Disguise" and a list of other underground cities/worlds, this is a book that captures the imagination regarding New York City as no book has done since Jack Finney's classic Time and Again.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781582349602
Branch Call Number: YA MILLER K
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 21 cm.


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matilda9 Nov 03, 2015

I loved this book. Such an awesome series! Great for all ages, but particularly for kids 9 to 13.

May 16, 2013

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME! Awesome for any girls, any where. And, there's 2 more in the series to enjoy if you've finished this one!

Jun 17, 2012

This is a fun spy series- some fighting, exploring, and suspense. It has humor and interesting characters.

The story line is different from most YA novels, but in a way that just makes the story better. If you enjoy adventure, I suggest you read it. :D

Dec 05, 2011

Fantastic book. If you loved Harry Potter, but were more attracted to Hermoine's cleverness and the strong friendship amongst the characters than the magic and fantasy aspects, I strongly recommend it. These girls are super smart and brave, and yet, certainly not flawless. Bonus: it's all set in NYC. I will never walk the streets of Chinatown again without looking for the Irregulars' special mark designating entrances to the Shadow City. I couldn't put this book down and stayed up most of the night reading. I was only sad to learn there is only 1 more in the series right now (3rd expected to come out in 2012), so I'm pacing myself before I checkout the 2nd book. I need a free weekend because I know that once I start reading, I won't be able to stop.

Jul 03, 2010

"Inside the Shadow City" has a very creative plot. The book is written very clearly, but contains lots of information. It is important to process the information properly otherwise you can forget what's going on. Miller knows what she is doing.


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