Book Review: Alex Rider
Alex Rider, is a captivating story about a 14 year old boy who is left with no parents, only his uncle. His uncle, Ian, has been taking care of Alex since his parents died. One day Alex comes home from school to see his nanny and friend, Jack. She tells him some dreadful news. His uncle has gotten into a, “Car crash,” and died. Alex is very puzzled because he knows that his uncle was too careful to get into a car crash. Later on in the story, Alex is shown around his uncle’s office before he is to be put into an orphanage. He needs to find the truth of what actually happened to his uncle. So, he climbs out the window to get to the office and his triumphant climb is caught on video. When he finally gets to the other office, a man with a dart gun shoots a sleeping dart at him. He wakes up inside of MI6. After that, his life changes. He goes through training and becomes a child MI6 agent. He goes on many missions all with captivating stories.
Alex Rider has many interesting characters. He himself has learned Karate, many languages and how to survive in any incident. Through all of the time that he has learnt these many life skills, his wilful nanny, Jack, has stood by him including in all of his missions. Alex’s deceased uncle may be dead but his spirit still lives on. This courageous man was a secret MI6 agent himself. These are only, but, a few of the most outstanding characters in the world of Alex Rider.
The characters are only part of what makes this book stupendous. Right from the first word of the story comes alive with intense and extremely well described scenes of integrity and justice. Anthony Horowitz, the author of the Alex Rider series, does an exceptional job of using descriptive words, such as using “Utter instead of said.”
The setting was inspiring and I was able to picture the environment of every community in every scene. If I could pick one series that I have read to have the best descriptions I would pick Alex Rider because Anthony Horowitz describes the places with so much enthusiasm and clarity.
If I was a book critic I would rate Alex Rider 10/10 for outstanding writing and superb scenes. I would recommend this series just because of it’s writing, but, also because of the story that takes place. This series is full of action packed mysteries in which you can solve along with Alex Rider. These books are good for anyone of any age if they are ready for a fantastic mystery. Any ambitious reader that is ready to pick up a New York Times #1 Bestseller, become part with Alex Rider.