Ali Cross by James Patterson
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Ali Cross is the first of three in the series, Ali Cross by James Patterson. This story is about a young boy named Ali Cross and his detective skills.
Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. When Ali’s best friend Gabe Qualls is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood, even his own house. Ali is suspicious that Gabe is a part of these robberies. When he tells his father, Alex Cross, he doesn’t rule out the possibility, but doesn’t think much of it. Ali visits Gabe’s house to find his shady dad. Gabe’s dad is really rude and acts very suspicious whenever Ali brings up the topic about Gabe. He is kicked out and told to never come back. Ali being Ali, he visits the Qualls once more. This time he is greeted by his mother, who is really kind. Ali is inside the house when Gabe’s shady dad walks in. He is infuriated by the sight of Ali in his home. He shoves him out of the house. Eventually Ali finds Gabe hiding out with his brother Ramon. He is robbing houses for his dad. He was forced to do this.
This book shows the importance of family and friends, trust and loyalty . The book is written in the fast-paced, short-chaptered style James Patterson is known for. The mystery is compelling; don’t think that just because this is a kid’s story that you’ll be able to solve the mystery easily. The plot is constructed brilliantly and will keep you guessing about what happened to Gabe until the very end of the book.