- Author Anthony Horowitz
I probably would never have given this a second glance if it hadn’t been on my reading list. A young adult adventure story, about a boy who is recruited to be a spy for MI6. You sort of have to get over the concept of them putting a boy through everything Alex goes through, because although it does get referenced occasionally, it’s mostly glossed over how unlikely it all is.
Belief suspended, however, it’s a really serviceable spy book. He’s just a mini James Bond really, thrown into a situation to find out what’s really going on and stop the bad guys taking over the world. He has a handful of gadgets, the ones given to him at the start of the story so conveniently the ones he needs just when the going gets tough.
I actually enjoyed it, which surprised me a little bit. Smart and sassy, a good bit of escapism.