Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears

From Matthew, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Horowitz, Anthony
Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears
For the first time in Alex Rider?s 14 years of life, he wants to be normal.  For the last year, he has been a secret agent, and thwarting the plans of
evil masterminds for M-16, the secret organization that he has been working for.  However, Alex knows very little that his life will be in great danger. 
The story starts off when Alex and his friends go to a party in a Scottish Castle.  A man there seems a bit suspicious, but Alex, at first, doesn?t seem worried.  On the way home after the party, they are mysteriously shot at and their car crashes into a freezing lake.  Alex barely makes it out alive along with his friends.  They are taken to a hospital by a stranger. Alex tries to forget what happened, but new problems erupt.   There is a greedy journalist who finds out about his identity, and wants to write about it in order to get rich.  Alex is nervous, and forces himself to go to M-16 for help. They agree to help him if he does a “little mission” for them.   They want him to get data from a computer at a place called Greenfields.
Since he is going on a trip there anyway, he gets in easily.  However the “little mission” turns out to be extremely dangerous.  Will Alex Rider survive his mission? Who will end up being behind this evil plot?              
All I can say is that Alex’s adventure is impressive.  There is, of course, lots of action.  The story also gets to be very adventurous in the later chapters.  Kids 10 and under wouldn’t enjoy this book.  First of all, it may be too hard of a book for them to read, but also, some of Alex’s dangerous situations might scare some of the younger readers.  Overall, this book is an outstanding action-packed adventure for kids over 10 years of age.

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