Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider)

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Anthony Horrowitz also loves to use syntax throughout his book to excite and rush readers which is crucial to a book like this such as the quote, "If he fell! To sum up, all his accounts would be frozen, the locks to his apartment changed, his car repo-ed, his identity replaced, and he would be arrested and charged for his own murder. I do after all, come from a family where my mom shrieked the first time she saw me hug a male school mate.

I don't say that often about teenage boy characters - they are almost always as annoying as real-life adolescent males. Alex has come up with some clever ways on how he gets out of situations and i'm always surprised when he does because so many of these situations are impossible to get out of but Alex always does. When Bulman has his life taken away from him by MI6, the newspapers show a Chief Superintendent Stephen Leather heading the fake murder investigation. As the mission involves getting access to Straik's computer, one gadget is a memory stick disguised as an eraser; the other gadgets include two exploding gel pens, a diamond-edged knife disguised as a pencil sharpener, a CCTV camera jammer and communicator disguised as a pocket calculator, and a disguised swipe card that opens any door in conjunction with a reprogrammer built into a lead-lined pencil case.

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. The man seems startled when he later comes upon Alex and his friend's father discussing his homework about GM crops. A cloud of nuclear steam slowly travels out of the nuclear plant and into the outside world because the technician opened the emergency door. I'm so invested in this series and for what, for some government official to say that because he's a kid, he's not worth their time?

First off, we're introduced to Ravi Chandra, who plants a bomb in a nuclear power station and doesn't live very long. 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 lives the roughest life and then just to add salt to the wound, people refuse to believe him because he's only fourteen. However, throughout the Alex Rider series, I didn't really like the ideas that at some point in the story, the villain will eventually reveal their plans. 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!The story starts when the protagonist, Alex, attends a New Year party in Scotland with a friend of his and her father, a journalist. After the party, Desmond sends a sniper to blow one of the wheels off of the car where Alex, his girlfriend and her dad were and they get into a terrible accident. An engineering technician, Ravi Chandra, plants a bomb in the nuclear reactor of the Jowada Nuclear Power Station in India, after being persuaded to do so by a European man who promises him a lot of rewards.

In the eighth book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Alex meets international do-gooder Desmond McCain. The journalist has the cheek to pop up at his house, while he’s having dinner, and offer to do an expose, and cut him a 50-50 deal from whatever he makes.

In fact I wrote my first book when I was ten, stuck in a miserable, north London boarding school where reading and telling stories were my only lifeline.

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