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“Some kids dream of being a spy. Not Alex Rider. He wants to be an ordinary 15 year old boy. But ever since his uncle died, his life has turned around. Since that tragic day, Alex has been on many missions for MI6 and can't seem to stay away from them. Even when Alex promises to himself that he...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Another awesome book in the series! However...
“Alex Rider went to a party where he won a massive card game which won him much money of Desmond McCain. When he leaves a sniper shoots out the tire of the car he was in with two other people and shot off the road into an icy lake. Later, Alex infiltrated a facility where he stole information for MI6. He escaped with his field trip and gave the information he stole to MI6. Later, Alex got abducted by McCain's troops who put him in a wheelchair, rendered him from moving at will, and was flown out to Kenya, Africa. He was left in a tent and eventually was told McCain's master plan to inffect all of the wheat in the wheat fields. McCain decided to kill Alex and put him on a bar to hang over crocodiles for them to attack him. McCain left one person to watch as he left, but before Alex could be killed an agent came, killed the one guard, and rescued Alex. The agent went and did one thing while Alex took the bomb he had and began to go a dam that if it were to get destroyed the entire wheat fields would be destroyed and nobody would be inffected. He had been followed by guards but he planted the bomb on the dam systems and was climbing the dam, being followed by guards when the bomb detinated. With that the dam began to collapse but before Alex fell he was saved by the agent who stole a small plane to escape on. The agent landed the plane but befoer he got out McCain killed him and had Alex get out of the plane. Desmond McCain was going to kill Alex when he pushed a bucket of fuel towards McCain. McCain thought it was funny but then a bomb Alex had attached to it detonated killing Desmond McCain. Alex Rider had defeated Desmond McCain and his master plan.”Ana Minten wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“its really suspenful and intrestling. alex meets desmon mcain and has to escape from him or africa will be polluted from the crop”Paul wrote this review Friday, November 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a part of the alex rider series and is one of my favorites i read it a little while ago an it is a very good book.”Leroy Lewis wrote this review Friday, October 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this book was different for me because usually i dont read secret agents books. This "secret agent book" was not so bad. I liked the plot and it was an intense storyline/”amaanzyellow wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“alex battles a man named desmond Mccain. he is an evil genius”Braxton Miller wrote this review Monday, October 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“a big suprise from a charity funder”David wrote this review Saturday, October 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another awesome book in the series! However...
Dont get me wrong, I love Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series. I've been reading them for 2 years ever since a librarian recommended his first story in the series. But...the stories all have one thing in common thats really starting to bother me.
Villians that seem more like a joke then a threat.
What I mean by this is the 'Im going to tell you all my plans and let my minons kill you instead of killing you myself. No. I will not kill you at this exact moment, even though it probably would save me alot of trouble.' This concept was used even worse then the others this time. Why? The main anti hero in this book KNEW Alex had been successful in pretty much all his missions. Instead of getting the hint that this kid is potentially dangerous and that it would be better off if he didnt know his plans, HE TOLD HIM ANYWAYS! I mean come on! If it wasnt for the idiot villians telling their plans, Alex would have been dead a long time ago! And while that is not a satisfying thought (I dont want the series to end! =[) I would actually feel a bit more respect for the villians...but alas, Im stuck with a different plot but the same exact concept as most of the books in this series.”
“Awesome!!!!”Timur wrote this review Monday, September 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This suspenseful chapter to Alex Rider's life leaves you craving for more disasters to come his way. Why? Because you know that he can beat out all the obsticles and still have his swag while doing it”Delaney Triplett wrote this review Friday, September 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Every young boy dreams of being a spy, but not Alex. Alex is a 15-year-old spy for MI6, the British version of the CIA. Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz is a riveting novel for young adults. Alex was recruited by MI6 after it was revealed that his uncle had been working for them all of his life. In this book in the series Alex is kidnapped by Desmond McCain, an ex-boxer, now a reverend who owns a shady charity. McCain is planning to stage a famine in Uganda, so when the money would come into his charity it would go straight into his pocket. McCain plans to kill Alex since he knows what the plan is. With the help of the Indian secret service Alex has to try and stop the poisoned wheat from getting to the people of Uganda.
This was a wonderful book because that was thrilling and kept my full attention the full length of the book. The plot of the book reminded me of what happened recently when it came out that the charity Livestrong was not giving all of the donations to cancer research. This is not as bad as intentionally placing a disease in a, country but I was reminded by the charity aspect of it. All in all this was a great book. I think this book is probably better for young adults, but that is who the book is based towards. I would recommend this book to anyone who like riveting action novels.