Review: Point Blank
Published by Penguin, Penguin Young Readers Genres: Young Adult-Adventure/Thriller, Young Adult-Science Fiction
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When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him.
This is my first book that I have picked up and read by Anthony Horowitz. I have had the chance of reading this book with a group of middle school kids. Together we went on a journey with Alex Rider as he set off on another mission to stop a mad scientist.
So before I began I just want to point out that I did not read the first book in the series. And after reading this, I found out that you do not have too. This felt like a book that could be read on its own. There were some things that I feel that the first book could have cleared up some of the questions about how everything began. So now I will begin.
This book was an easy middle-school read that I just read. The language was simple and the chapters just flowed together. It was fast-paced and before I knew it the story was over.
The story continues with Alex Rider as MI6 asks for his services once more in going on a mission to a academy where the sons of the most powerful people are being sent to be corrected in the sense of their behaviors. However, things seem to be fishy when two of the sons, dads are killed. Now Alex must get to the bottom of things before they find out who his true identity is.
Alex is a boy who seems to have learned quite a lot from his first mission but I still feel that there is this innocence which causes him to act rash and lash out in anger sometimes. However, we do see a growth in him as the novel progresses.
MI6 is a department I would not want to probably ever work for especially if their chief is still there. I feel that this department, especially their chief, does not have the heart to really care for their agents. There were times where I wish someone would do something about this but sadly it never came.
Overall this story was an adventure which intrigued me to check out the other books in the series. I encourage all readers to check out this book if they would want a good adventure.