Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider)

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Filled with tense moments and narrow escapes fans of the series will be greatly satisfied with this one. If it was written for older readers it would also have to deal with the effect on a fourteen year old boy of the traumatic events to which he is subjected. Alex tells him the truth, but McCain seemingly changes his mind (though it is debatable whether he wanted to kill Alex anyway) and leaves him with the crocodiles.

Alex Rider is a perfectly normal British teenager, except that he’s been unknowingly trained as a spy by his uncle, an agent of MI6 (the British equivalent of the CIA). I liked all of Alex's near-death experiences in this volume, particularly because it would be SUPER hard to survive them. The story starts when the protagonist, Alex, attends a New Year party in Scotland with a friend of his and her father, a journalist. Overall, a good light read, but not memorable and requiring a lot of suspension of disbelief on the part of an adult reader so personally I can only rate it as a 3 star read.

A cloud of nuclear steam slowly travels out of the nuclear plant and into the outside world because the technician opened the emergency door. The bad guys stopped Alex on his way to school, chopped his hair up, stuck him in a wheel chair, chucked some ugly glasses on him, and drugged him just enough so that he’s paralyzed, his mouth is hanging open, and acting all brain damaged. After Bulman is framed and arrested, he meets Bulman and makes it clear that his life will be over if he ever tries to approach Alex again or break the story.

The fact that Alex involved himself in so much of the bad guy's overall plot was different, and it makes sense given that Alex is the kind of kid that he is. Normally the 8th book in a series doesn't turn out well, but Anthony Horowitz was successful in his comeback. When i think there really couldn't be any more you could throw at Alex and continue this series Anthony finds another way to extend this story even more. I wouldn't say that I was ever held in suspense (because the books are pretty predictable), but I was certainly interested.Suddenly, Bennett is stabbed from behind by the man who saved Alex in Scotland, Rahim, and she is torn apart by the crocodiles after she falls into the river. Just as McCain is about to shoot him, Alex uses a leaking petrol drum and a gelignite pen to initiate an explosion that sets McCain on fire, burning him to death. and he decides that he’d like to use his time investigating the case a little further, based on stuff he heard the bad guys say. I gathered that he had been shot in the past, at Liverpool Street station, and although there is a token effort at showing he still has some reaction when he has to go there again, he doesn't appear to suffer any qualms from killing a number of men in this book, even though it is in self defence. I don't want Alex Rider to die but seriously a little less unbelievable stuff because this gets boring after some while.

They make a deal with him, if he hacks into the computer of a man that works for Greenfields, then it will be as if Harry Bulman never existed. It seemed like there was no character development or anything, really - but I guess it was an okay quick read, and there were some awesome stunt! Maybe not exactly as brilliant and heartfelt as the previous ones in the series (this is the 8th book after all).In fact, the guy seems too good to be true: a champion-caliber boxer with a career-ending injury, a botched plastic surgery job to fix his face, a fortune earned in property development only to be caught in an insurance scam and sent to jail, a conversion to Christianity while in jail, even becoming a pastor, and finally founding a charity for the purpose of quickly responding to crisis areas around the globe. Contrary to popular belief, MI6 did not let Alex live a normal life after this story, since they were forced to contact him yet again during the next novel.

He also tells Alex that he has murdered Straik and Bulman, as well as revealing his engagement to Bennett and that Bennett was the one who shot out the tires on the car in Scotland. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. My 10yrs old grandson was showing little interest in stories so I introduced him to Alex Rider and he is hooked.

When Alex leaves shortly afterwards in the company of his friend and her father, their car suffers an 'accident' which is nearly fatal.

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