Overall, though, I loved the book. It took the series to a new level, in terms of emotional development, and I loved the plot and action it provided. The book "Skeleton Key" is a thrilling exciting novel. From the moment you open he book from the time you close it there is action all around.
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I ended up reading at separate time, taking a long break in between reading this and i regret it because the ending could have come any faster. Overall I was more than happy about the book and enjoyed every page I turned.
I would recommend this book to anyone but mainly guys. Alex Rider is a 14 year old boy with fair hair and brown eyes, his parents were The book "Skeleton Key" is a thrilling exciting novel. Alex Rider is a 14 year old boy with fair hair and brown eyes, his parents were killed in a "accident" and ever since was raised by his uncle. Alan Blunt is and emotionless man and is the head of the M Wolf is a military squad leader who trained with Alex at M Chinese gang member was trying to poison players at Wimbledon for reasons you will have to find out!
The book begins with the trade of nuclear weapons but the people selling the arms are killed by alligators in a unexpected way. Soon after alex hears from the M16 that he must go on a new mission but it was almost a dream mission. He was able to be a ball boy at Wimbledon. He is assigned this position because earlier that week a man broke in and broke out, but they couldn't find out who it was or what the stole. So alex became a ball boy.
Meanwhile many of the top ranked players weren't performing and lost the tournament and a underdog won the tournament. During the whole time alex is suspicious about a security guard who made unnecessary phone calls. Soon alex finds himself in a intense situation where he finds out that the players are being drugged and the guard tries to kill him!
Alex escapes and figures out the reason behind why the man was drugging the players. But there is more to the story read it and you will never regret it. Mar 15, Jack rated it it was amazing. I decided to read "Skeleton Key" by Anthony Horowitz because lots of my friends had read it and had said it was a great book. I had read the first book in the series before and I thought it was really good. The cover of the book isn't very exciting but the content inside the book definitely is.
My favorite character in the book is Conrad. He is a really strange man with an eye to kill. Years before the book was set, Conrad was trying to sneak a bomb into a highly populated area when the bomb blew I decided to read "Skeleton Key" by Anthony Horowitz because lots of my friends had read it and had said it was a great book.
Years before the book was set, Conrad was trying to sneak a bomb into a highly populated area when the bomb blew up on his body. He was blown into pieces and almost died. Specialist doctors managed to piece him back together. He is a messed up person with features well out of proportion. My favorite quote in this book is, "you're never too young to die This quote is very interesting because it leaves uncertainty to what will happen to Alex Rider the main character. This could mean that he is going to die or it could mean he will be close to it.
After reading this book I wondered if there really were secret agents in the world. It seems unlikely but it would be interesting if there was. In the book the main evil character tries to set off a nuclear bomb but doesn't succeed.
This has made me think about all the horrible people in the world who want to terrorize countries or the whole world. This book was really great and I will definitely read more of the series by Anthony Horowitz. Dec 22, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: realistic-fiction. Alex Rider has been through a lot in his life. He has been almost electrocuted by a giant jellyfish, been held prisoner twice, and has stood face to face with evil. But none of his prievous experiences will even come close to this one. One day after soccer practice, Crawley, a man who works for MI6, appears, asking Alex to be a ball boy and keep an eye on the Wimbledon tennis tournament and watch for anything supspicious, since there had been a break in.
Immediately, he spots a guard who is up t Alex Rider has been through a lot in his life. Immediately, he spots a guard who is up to something supscious. After foiling the mans plan to sabatoge the tournament, Alex thinks that he will be able to sit back and relax on his vacation with one of the ball girls from the tournament, Sabina. While on this vacation, though, he is attacked by another man from the same gang that the mysterious guard was from.
The two heads of MI6 propose to have him work for the CIA briefly on a mission while they try to let the gang that attacked him know that he is under their wing. With rumors of nuclear bombs, a Russian president making a visit to an old Russian general, Alex plunges headfirst into a mystery that is not what it seems. Feb 05, Nikki rated it liked it.
I don't mind the formulaic plots, or the cliche spy movie stuff 'Before I kill you, I shall tell you my whole plan' etc because that's the nature of this genre. It's at age But this book is altogether way too similar to the first book. The idealistic bad guy, the scarred sidekick, the plane ride of doom, the whole thing, really. We do of course meet Sabina, who is fun. And we get to see Alex d 3.
And we get to see Alex dealing with the fact that he has never had a real family. That's really the saving grace of this book; we start to see the effects this life is having on Alex, and that MI6 doesn't particularly care. Apr 15, kennedy rated it really liked it. View 1 comment. Jan 07, Sam rated it really liked it. The main characters in this book are Alex Rider; a 14 year old English school boy who was drafted by MI6 British special forces after his uncle was killed in action.
Alex is also accompanied by his housekeeper and more or less guardian, Jack Starbright.
There is also an evil villain in this book and his name is General Alexi Sarov. This guy was big in the Soviet Union and when they went down he lost everything including his only son. This is what caused him to hold Alex captive for much of the The main characters in this book are Alex Rider; a 14 year old English school boy who was drafted by MI6 British special forces after his uncle was killed in action.
This is what caused him to hold Alex captive for much of the book; he thought that he could have Alex to replace his dead son. Of course Sarov also has a henchman named Conrad who is a very lucky man although that is somewhat arguable ; Conrad somehow survived when a bomb that he was carrying suddenly exploded he has over 30 pins in his body a plate in his skull and metal wires in all of his big joints and his jaw. Then Sarov will release a film of the president drunk and an edited interview of the president. Later the president will be found dead and Sarov will take his place.
All of this will happen unless Alex can stop him. I really liked this book because it had a lot of action, but unlike the other books it has more cliffhangers than usual and I really liked that because it made the book into a quick fun page turner. If I had to recommend this to someone it would probably be for boys in sixth grade and up because of some of the violence. I would also recommend this to my friends and to anybody who likes quick paced semi-violent action books.
View all 6 comments. Apr 13, Joyce rated it it was ok Shelves: great-for-kids , crime-busters. Kids, especially boys, are going to love this series. Yes, a 14 year old boy saved the world. I appreciate the fun it presents but it didn't reel me in. It's a classic 'it's not you, it's me' dilemma.
I own the whole series so I know I'll read the next books eventually. However, I'm not compelled Kids, especially boys, are going to love this series. However, I'm not compelled to pick up the next book right away. I have other more fun- truly more fun- books to read ; If you've got kids fixated with playing crime busters, they would adore this series to bits! Mar 01, Bebe rated it it was amazing. The Russian genral also has a nuclear weapon Aug 28, Dominic Cruz rated it it was amazing.
The plot of the story was well developed, and the transitions from place to place was well done.