Alex Rider is an orphan who lives with his uncle, so he is shocked when his uncle who was always a very careful driver is killed in a car accident. At the funeral some shady people come, and Alex becomes even more suspicious about how his uncle died. When he goes to the junkyard to view the car that his uncle died in before it is crushed, he almost gets crushed but he clearly sees that his uncle was not killed by a car accident but by gunfire. Bullets pepper the seat that his uncle was sitting in. Soon, Alex Rider is swept into the world of his uncle, the spy.
I love plots like this, with kids being swept into mystery/spy worlds. This was why I loved the 39 clues series, the Infinity Ring Books I read, and the Spy Kids movies. However, I never even touched this one, and I have no idea why. This book was action packed, and didn’t have any down time. It was a quick and nice read, with a 14 year old yet mature main character. The story takes place in several locations, and all are described in detail so that no one gets lost. I hope to be able to continue reading this series, but I do feel satisfied after reading this one book because it was wrapped up really well in the end. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new mystery series to read.
Overall Rating: 4/5