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Reviewed by Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite
Alexander X, written by Edward Savio and narrated by Wil Wheaton, is a story that explores the possibility of genetic mutation. And by this, I don’t mean something that causes a disease or somehow weakens the human body. It is a gene that slows aging to a level where, instead of you becoming older a day at a time like everyone else, you don’t. In fact, it takes 100 Earth days to age only 1 day in your human body. No superpowers. No exceptional abilities, except for what is learned through life. Does that grab your attention? It should, and this story certainly grabbed mine. It’s a story about Alexander and two of his friends, who set out on a whirlwind adventure of just trying not to be caught. It’s not by the government or any other recognized authority. Instead, we learn there are others out there besides Alexander, and not all of them are good.
And of course, Wil Wheaton certainly makes the story come alive. His acting experience shines in Alexander X, making him the perfect narrator. His voice is clear, he’s funny, his emotion pours into his performance—from the very first word to the last sentence. You are left hanging, wanting to hear more. Alexander X by Edward Savio is about friendship, honor, family, and life in the here and now. But it also takes you into the past where you can experience a life lived through someone else’s eyes, and who is still around to talk about it. And yeah, he’s still only 15. Highly recommended.