Okay, if you haven't heard about these books and if you missed the movie somehow, don't wait any longer. The Alex Ryder series, as it is referred to, is really good stuff for boys even as young as 9. Alex Ryder, age 14, has been living with his uncle in England until now...until now because his uncle has just been killed in a car crash. Well, was it truly a car crash?
Alex investigates the car down in the junkyard and finds it riddled with bullet holes. Hmm....and then, the call comes from MI6: they're recruiting Alex to complete the mission his uncle was on when he was killed. Oh yeah.
So, I think secretly every young reader wonders could I do it? Can Alex do it? Maybe if Alex can do it then I could do it too. Cool! The series keeps alive with Point Blank, and on and on. It changes a bit as the series goes along. .
304 pages 978-0142406113 Ages 10-15
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Meet the orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author!
They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. But Alex Rider knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in the windshield prove it. Yet he never suspected the truth: his uncle was really a spy for Britain’s top secret intelligence agency. And now Alex has been recruited to find his uncle’s killers . . .---from the publisher