Everything Friday I highlight books and authors that are ones boys might really enjoy. I'm not saying girls wouldn't read these books, but they are clearly "guy" books. This Friday I'm highlighting:
The Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
I found this about the series at Anthony Horowitz's website.
Meet Alex Rider, the reluctant teenage spy.
Only Alex can find out the truth. But time is running out and he soon finds himself in mortal danger. It looks as if his first assignment may well be his last…
I have several boys in my classes that have read, and enjoyed greatly, this series. I also bill it as a teenage James Bond. Yes the books have great action and are fast paced, but I think the boys enjoy them because even though Alex is involved in all this crazy spy stuff, he still feels like someone they can relate too. All the action in the world won't keep kids coming back for 8 books if there isn't much more going on.
What have you heard about this series? Have you read it? Share your experiences.