By Boluwatife O. Ojewande
There is a notable scene in chapter 1 that is worth thinking about. Prior to Marie relocating from Connecticut to the country of Martinique, she involved herself in a fight with an intruder who has entered her home, where Marie later killed him. Marie believes she knows who sent the assassin and the reason he was sent to kill her. “I can tell who sent that man to our house and why” (15).
This scene of the spy thriller reveals a developing plot, getting readers. As the story continues to unfold, readers want to know about who the intruder in Marie’s home is, who he is to Marie, who sent him to kill Marie and why.
What, in brief, were some of your initial thoughts after reading that suspenseful opening of American Spy?