Read-Alikes for Thrill-Seekers Watching Alex Rider on IMBb

Three page-turners for fans of the show about a teenage British spy, based on best-selling books by Anthony Horowitz. 


Alex Rider

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After the death of his uncle, 14-year-old Alex Rider, who is white and British, continues his uncle’s secret agent work in this action-packed series by Anthony Horowitz that’s just been released as a TV adaptation. The first book, Stormbreaker, was published in 2001, and the
latest, Nightshade, was just released in 2020.


All Fall Down. (“Embassy Row” series). Ally Carter. Scholastic. 2015.
Gr 7 Up–Nobody believes the U.S. ambassador’s 16-year-old granddaughter’s claims that her mother was murdered. But when the murderer shows back up in her life, white teen Grace must prevent him from killing again. This novel combines political intrigue with a high-stakes mystery.

Fake ID. L.R. Giles. Harper. 2014.
Gr 9 Up–African American Nick Pearson (not his real name) is part of the witness protection program, and his father’s continued dealings with shady characters keep exposing their family. When a fellow high school student turns up dead, Nick investigates the murder, even though it brings him closer to blowing his cover. This fast-paced thriller will keep readers at the edge of their seats, wondering whom they can trust.

Independence Hall (“I, Q” series). Roland Smith Sleeping Bear. 2008.
Gr 5-8–When white 13-year-old Q goes on tour with his new stepfamily, he and his stepsister, Angela, learn they’re being followed—and that Angela’s real mother is a former Secret Service agent. This high-octane thriller will please fans of nonstop action.

Abby Johnson is the collection development leader at the Floyd County (IN) Library.

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