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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

6th Grade Entry - Ark Angel

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Dakota’s entry. Thanks, Dakota!

Ark Angel
Anthony Horowitz
Penguin Group, 323 pages

Alex Rider is no ordinary boy. Infact he is a fourteen-year-old M16 agent who goes on all kinds of missions. In his latest one, Alex finds out about a facility on an island called Flamingo Bay. On the island a billionaire named Nikolai Drevin has plans for the first space hotel, The Ark Angel. But a group of so-called eco-warriors called the Force Three vow to take down the Ark Angel project. The Force Three’s plan? Blow up a side section of the unfinished hotel, send it out of orbit, and bring it down on the Pentagon. If that happens, all the evidence that could put the Force Three behind bars will be destroyed. But who is behind the Force Three? And even with gadgets and reinforcements can Alex stop them?

Alex Rider is, from what I’ve read, is very clever and resourceful. For example, in one chapter, Alex escapes a burning building with his room’s door locked and a gunman at the entrance to the building. Sometimes Alex tries to back out of a mission because he thinks its crazy, but he ends up doing it anyway. But having to do all these missions that sound crazy and wanting to back out, I don’t blame him.

What I liked best about this book is that it was easy to follow. Also there was a lot of action and a strong sense of adventure. This isn’t like those books that have action but is kind of slow. But in this book it was almost like a movie. When I read this book I couldn’t put it down. And it had tons of suspense.

I would mostly recommend this book to boys but it’s pretty much for everyone. But deffinently take it from me, if you love suspense, action and a sense of “didn’t see that com’in”, this is one book you cannot miss.

Submitted by Dakota A.

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