Finding engaging books for teenage boys can be tough. When my son wants a book to read, there is a whole list of requirements. The main character MUST be a boy, he MUST be a teenager, and he MUST be cool. The story MUST be exciting, it MUST have explosions, and it MUST be a series. The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is the perfect option for the tough-to-please-teen. After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. Follow Alex as he overcomes danger, beats the bad guys, and saves the day!