This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her. When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?
This story actually began with an explosion…
Sarah was shocked and physically hurt from the explosion but when the news about the bombing got spread around town, everyone felt panicked. People were injured and no one, except the bomber, knew why the school or someone inside the school was the target. Would the Super Spies be able to solve this mystery before more people got hurt?
The beginning of the story was a page-turner. No one really knew much of anything about what was going on and when something this devastating happened in a small town, everybody seemed to be affected. Sarah couldn’t help but feel angry. Why would someone do something so evil to those who were at school when the explosion went off? Nothing made sense to her and she felt determined that she’d uncover the truth.
I could understand why Sarah felt angry and scared most of the time. The situation was traumatic and with people whom she cared lying unconscious in the hospital, she didn’t really have any grown-ups to help her sort through her emotions. It wasn’t easy for me to see her so angry and scared but I must say I was a little uncomfortable when those around her weren’t sensitive enough to notice that she wasn’t entirely her normal self.
The mystery seemed baffling. The bomber certainly didn’t seem to have thought through the whole situation before bombing the school and while I felt bad about his so-called suffering, I wondered why he had such a screwed-up view about people, especially the ones who seemed to have an authority over him. In the end, I felt glad that those who were in the hospital were no longer in danger but I doubted that Sarah would feel life the same way as before.
Fairly entertaining with a good storyline, The Super Spies and The High School Bomber is a nice sequel to The Super Spies and The Cat Lady Killer. My only complaint is that the characters drink way too much soda. Wouldn’t you say it’s a bit much when the characters keep fetching soda from their refrigerator whenever they’re home and order soda every time when they’re at a diner? Other than that, I’m happy to say that my experience with the Super Spies is affirmative.