Alex Rider is a very complicated boy. At only 14 he has been the main agent in over 5 major spy operations. He is patient and cooperative with the world's secret intelegence agencies. This is definately important. If he didn't cooperate with them he'd probably be thrown in jail. He knows too much about MI6 to be just a normal teenager anymore. Unfortunately for Alex's caretaker, Jack (she's a girl), he has a very adventurous side. His curiosity and need for answers leads him to take on jobs many adults couldn't even accomplish. This pushes him into extreme situations that keep the book interesting and full of detail.