Delbert The Reluctant Spy by Marko Kitti Review


Delbert becomes an international spy in this exciting new series.

Delbert is a new series of children’s books by Finnish author Marko Kitti.

Delbert is 10 years old and lives on the south coast of England. He is still grieving for his beloved grandfather. He prefers to block out the world by staying in his room. When his older brother’s girlfriend requests his help to take on a “mission” and rescue Pandora from an old house he reluctantly agrees. He believes being recruited as an international spy is a prank his brother is pulling.

So he has 1 hour to complete his mission, but will he succeed? Especially as everything is not as it seems!

Overall, The Reluctant Spy is a short children’s book that is written in an easy to understand way. Children, 8 years +, will love it.

Delbert is very reluctant to become a spy and it gets even worse when the girl next, who has a big crush on him, becomes his sidekick. This fast-paced short story follows how Delbert is dealing with the death of his grandfather and is humorous, thrilling and even has a surprise twist to end the story.

Children will love Delbert, he is a typical boy that children can relate to and will enjoy following him on his mission and future missions in the series. All the characters are great and each have their own uniqueness.

He is no James Bond and really doesn’t want to be a spy. He takes on his mission and interprets things he finds as only a child’s imagination can making it an exciting read for children. I see this being a perfect light and humorous, fun-filled, thrilling and exciting story for children. I can see this series being a big hit.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £5.99 (paperback) / £2.26 (Kindle Edition)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review.
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