J. Ryan, Key Stage 2 teacher [Ages 8–11]
The Five Clues is a modern thriller full of intriguing characters. The story is full of tension, and it is absorbing to be part of Edie’s discoveries. Zero, the man sent to stop Edie, is a captivating character – and his development throughout the book is interesting. Due to the nature of some of the war scenarios that Zero recalls, I believe this book would be suitable for Key Stages 3–4 [ages 12–16].