Although I may not know what it is to live in the life of a teenage secret agent, Anthony Horowitz gave a great feeling of all the struggles that come along with that life through the book “Ark Angel”. Alex Rider, the 14 year old secret agent, was brought into the life of England’s version of the CIA. He is not your everyday British boy; He is like a youthful James Bond. Even though he goes to school and hangs out with his friends much like normal teenagers, there is a side to him that only his uncle and his fellow agents know. That side is astonishing.
What really interests me with this character is his ability to pull off the double life style absolutely perfect with nobody suspecting a thing. One minute he could be a normal teenager down at the movies and the next he’s on the top of a building fighting for his life against a band of master criminals and winning. There really aren’t that many teenagers that can do that.
Throughout the novel Alex is constantly on the move. He starts off in England in a secret location hospital. Form there he is kidnapped to an abandoned building, and to end the novel he is in New York on a mission to spy on a family. For every location he is in the author uses a different mission or goal that he has to achieve. With each location that he is in there is only one thing on his mind and that is to stay alive.
Throughout the novel there are a lot of interesting characters we meet. Most of which are insane people. For instance the main villain in the book is Mr. Drevin, who had a man killed for missing a soccer goal. Now that really is not normal. The other characters in this story, Mr. Drevin’s children, are very unlike him and are for the most part just normal children. I think that the author is trying to play on the stereo typical mad man with a normal family.
In the story Anthony Horowitz does a great job keeping the reader completely hooked on the story. His plot consists of many different rising actions and climaxes...