Monday, February 8, 2016

Alex Rider #8: Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

This book is the eighth in the Alex Rider series, and I gave it a rating of five out of five. Once again, Alex finds himself in the middle of a potential disaster that could affect the entire world. This problem involves the genetic altering of wheat crops, and thousands of African people may die as a result. Alex accidentally meets the main antagonist, the bad guy, and his second meeting is accidental too. However, leaving the group of students during a field trip in a secret research facility is not accidental. Alex narrowly escapes that situation, but eventually finds himself captured, as usual. To torture him, the antagonist puts Alex in great pain, but the pain is his only away to avoid death. This book has plenty of action, explosions, fighting, and cool, little secret weapons. You'll wish you had his pencil pouch!

Alex Rider fans will love this book, but the style is the same as the other books in the series. Repetitive formats normally lose my interest. I've read several books in the series, but I've always allowed a few months between them. Alex always gets to use some clever new weapons, and I find myself wondering when he'll pull them out to use. The books are non-stop action with huge problems, so they hold the attention of readers. And fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is always able to defeat the masterminds, armies, and professional assassins just like any normal teenager. (Sarcasm alert!)

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