Monday, July 21, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: SCORPIA


SCORPIA
Anthony Horowitz
Philomel Books
2004


Available: hardcover, paperback, Kindle, audio

Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is a spy for M16, a British secret intelligence organization. While on vacation in Italy, he's recruited by Scorpia an organization engaged in terrorism around the world. Their manipulation of him is so complete he is convinced to assassinate his former boss at M16. He fails the assassination and is captured. That's when he realizes and he's been a pawn in Scorpia's evil plot to kill thousands of British kids. Alex can't let that happen. He returns to Scorpia, but this time as a double agent to thwart their evil plans.
This is a real fun book for kids who love a James Bond style of spy story for kids. There are plenty of twist and turns in the plot. Lots of action. Lots of intrigue. Lots of suspense. Boys especially will like Alex and his daring exploits.


Target audience: grades 7-10
Mystery/ Suspense: exciting
Kid appeal: boys especially


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