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Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort – the super-awesome new creation from Lauren Child! Want to know more? Of course you do, bozo. So here’s the lowdown: she’s a genius code-cracker, super sleuth and gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. And although her skills are sizzling hot, she always stays ice-cool in a crisis! In this very first mission, an anonymous call leads Ruby to the HQ of a hush-hush secret agency: SPECTRUM. They need her to crack a code – but the job spirals into a deadly mission, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the Fool’s Gold Gang!

“Lauren Child is a publishing phenomenon.” Observer Magazine

“Lauren Child is so good it’s exhilarating.” Independent

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  1. Ef dragon thumb 5

    on 26 March 2015

    THIS IS A AWESOME BOOK!!!!! 10 out of 10

    Also look out for Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath

    5out of 5
  2. Hayley 113303

    on 8 March 2014

    I love it! It is thrilling and funny. Lauren Child is genius.

  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 15 December 2013


    5out of 5
  4. Petula 113689

    on 8 April 2013

    awesome book i have read it and it turned out to be one of the best books ive read (ive read a lot of books)

    5out of 5
  5. Jane blonde 113694

    on 8 March 2013

    great book

  6. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2013

    A great book by Lauren Child.

    A book about a young spy called Ruby Redfort.

    Well worth the read, you’ll really enjoy it.

    5out of 5
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    on 4 March 2013


    5out of 5
  8. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2013

    The cover of this book is awesome – I like how you can only see Ruby’s eyes as it makes the cover look more mysterious. The green and pink add a nice splash of colour.

    This book is full of exciting adventures, murderous villains, perplexing codes and difficult missions. Ruby is meant to be thirteen, and even though she’s a ‘genius’, sometimes I thought she seemed more like an eleven year old. However I don’t think this really matters as some people don’t act their age, and that includes characters in books! My only problem with this book is that it was very slow-paced in places.

    I read this all in one sitting. It was a fun book to read, and I liked imagining how Ruby would get out of the dramatic, near-death experiences she would get herself into. The secret codes Ruby and her friend used were so good that I couldn’t decipher them – maybe it would’ve been good if the translation had been at the bottom of the page in small print or something.

    I used to read other books by Lauren Child when I was little, such as Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, so it’s nice that she’s finally written a book for my current age group.

    This book is fine for girls and boys aged 10-14, and could probably be read to a slightly younger child. I give it a rating of 4/5 – a point deducted for the occasional slow pace. Overall though, this is a fantastic book!

  9. Clarice thumb 136

    on 3 January 2013

    Utterly fantastic! I literally couldn’t stop reading this book!

    5out of 5
  10. Clarice thumb 136

    on 14 November 2012

    I loved this book so much. It’s so amazing how Lauren Child went from writing a diaries type of novel to writing mysteries.

  11. Clarice thumb 136

    on 3 August 2012

    I love Lauren child and all the books she writes everything she writes has a twist or a spin to it so ruby Redford is one of the best books she’s written.ruby Redford has loads of twist and spins I v read this book3 times

    5out of 5
  12. Evie 113313

    on 27 June 2012

    amazingly funny it keeps you on your toes! i love hitch and sabina’s conversations- i read it out for my speech and drama exam!!

  13. Bellasara 113282

    on 7 March 2012

    A thrilling and exciting read, full of adventure. I would recommend it for people who like suspense and mystery.

    5out of 5
  14. Evie 113313

    on 6 March 2012

    i REALLY want to read this soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

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    on 5 March 2012

    i REALLY want to read this soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  16. Bellasara 113282

    on 3 March 2012

    This is a very intresting book. It had a good, strong idea behind it but I don’t think it was developed very well. Ruby wasn’t written very well and I couldn’t imagine her like I can with some characters.

  17. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 2 March 2012

    ive read about ruby redfort in clarice bean books. and i loved the way its described

  18. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 29 February 2012

    A book that I really want to read and hope to do so soon.

  19. Default avatar

    on 4 January 2012

    I realy enjoyed reading this book because i enjoy peaple solving mysteries.I especially like the begining when it tells you how Ruby started to be a detective.I would give this book 10 out of 10.Amazing read.

    5out of 5