Book Reviews of Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1)

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1)
Stormbreaker - Alex Rider, Bk 1
Author: Anthony Horowitz
ISBN-13: 9780439425933
ISBN-10: 043942593X
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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An Alex Rider novel. Action/Adventure for about age 10-12.
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READ THE BOOK.
Alex Rider's uncle is a spy, and then he becomes one and stops a maniac who wants to take over the world.
READ THE BOOK.
No excuses.
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this is a wonderful book to read. Anthony Horowitz is a awesome author and his books are a must read!!! Once you have read the first you will need to read the rest of the series.
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A very interesting read. Kept me read until the end.
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The best new series, with widest appeal, for preteen through teenage boys---and lots of girls too! Most of the kids I've recommended this to have gone on to read the whole series. It's no surprise this is being made into a movie--it's a great light reading thriller.
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really enjoyed this book. it's the first in a series that is perfect for the young bond lover. it's about a 14 year-old that MI6 recruits as a spy.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Fourteen-year old Alex Rider knows something bad has happened when the doorbell rings in the middle of the night. He soon learns that his caretaker uncle, Ian Rider, was killed in an automobile accident on his way home. A banker who works for Royal & General, Alex's uncle was a fine man who wasn't home much--but he's still devastated by his death. Except the appearance of some strange people who claim to be his uncle's co-workers, a gun-toting man at his uncle's funeral, and the findings of his uncle's bullet-ridden car make Alex think that there's more than meets the eye to the "automobile accident" story.

Alex soons find out that his Uncle Ian's life, at least where he himself was concerned, was based on a lie. Ian Rider was a spy, employed by the Special Operations Divison of MI6. And the last case he was working on, concerning multi-millionaire Herod Sayle, was a case that got Ian Rider killed. Now Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, head of SOD, want Alex to pick up where his uncle, their operative, left off--infiltrate the compound where Herod Sayle is building his new Stormbreaker computers, and find out what Ian Rider had to die for.

What follows is an action-packed story of danger, bullets, viruses, and out-and-out excitement. At fourteen, Alex is savvy, trained in martial arts, can speak multiple languages, and is, in fact, a truly bliddy good spy!

Anthony Horowitz has devised a real winner with Alex Rider and his new career (although he was actually forced into working for MI6), and I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what mission Alex will be sent on next!
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Fourteen-year old Alex Rider knows something bad has happened when the doorbell rings in the middle of the night. He soon learns that his caretaker uncle, Ian Rider, was killed in an automobile accident on his way home. A banker who works for Royal & General, Alex's uncle was a fine man who wasn't home much--but he's still devastated by his death. Except the appearance of some strange people who claim to be his uncle's co-workers, a gun-toting man at his uncle's funeral, and the findings of his uncle's bullet-ridden car make Alex think that there's more than meets the eye to the "automobile accident" story.

Alex soons find out that his Uncle Ian's life, at least where he himself was concerned, was based on a lie. Ian Rider was a spy, employed by the Special Operations Divison of MI6. And the last case he was working on, concerning multi-millionaire Herod Sayle, was a case that got Ian Rider killed. Now Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, head of SOD, want Alex to pick up where his uncle, their operative, left off--infiltrate the compound where Herod Sayle is building his new Stormbreaker computers, and find out what Ian Rider had to die for.

What follows is an action-packed story of danger, bullets, viruses, and out-and-out excitement. At fourteen, Alex is savvy, trained in martial arts, can speak multiple languages, and is, in fact, a truly bliddy good spy!

Anthony Horowitz has devised a real winner with Alex Rider and his new career (although he was actually forced into working for MI6), and I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what mission Alex will be sent on next!
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A 14-year-old boy named Alex Rider is shocked to discover that his recently deceased Uncle Ian was not, as he claimed to be, the vice-president of a bank but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government has called on Alex to complete his uncle's last mission--the investigation of Sayle Enterprises. Could the head of Sayle Enterprise, a company creating a super computer, be responsible for the murder of Alex's uncle?

An excellent YA adventure. Alex Ryder is a teenaged James Bond. The story was jammed with action from the first page. Even adults will enjoy the thrills and chills of this modern spy thriller.
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Hubby liked it.
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I had never read any of this series before. It was okay but a bit too fanciful for me. Alex loses an uncle in a car accident and is trained to be a spy by an organization that gives him no other choice!? Not really my thing anymore.
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Not bad, but not that great either.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Fourteen-year old Alex Rider knows something bad has happened when the doorbell rings in the middle of the night. He soon learns that his caretaker uncle, Ian Rider, was killed in an automobile accident on his way home. A banker who works for Royal & General, Alex's uncle was a fine man who wasn't home much--but he's still devastated by his death. Except the appearance of some strange people who claim to be his uncle's co-workers, a gun-toting man at his uncle's funeral, and the findings of his uncle's bullet-ridden car make Alex think that there's more than meets the eye to the "automobile accident" story.

Alex soons find out that his Uncle Ian's life, at least where he himself was concerned, was based on a lie. Ian Rider was a spy, employed by the Special Operations Divison of MI6. And the last case he was working on, concerning multi-millionaire Herod Sayle, was a case that got Ian Rider killed. Now Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, head of SOD, want Alex to pick up where his uncle, their operative, left off--infiltrate the compound where Herod Sayle is building his new Stormbreaker computers, and find out what Ian Rider had to die for.

What follows is an action-packed story of danger, bullets, viruses, and out-and-out excitement. At fourteen, Alex is savvy, trained in martial arts, can speak multiple languages, and is, in fact, a truly bliddy good spy!

Anthony Horowitz has devised a real winner with Alex Rider and his new career (although he was actually forced into working for MI6), and I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what mission Alex will be sent on next!
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Starts out slow but once it gets going, it really ratchets up the action quickly. I liked 14 year old Alex Rider. He has a great attitude even when he was forced to become a spy for MI6. His learning curve is extremely quick and rather unbelieveable. If you can forget that he's 14, it's a good adventure but a totally impossible situation for one so young. His further adventures (as he matures) should be fun. I like this kind of story but not so great with a teenage protagonist - no romance and no sexual tension. IMHO a young teenage boy would love this series.
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Think young Indiana Jones, or--even more--Think young James Bond. A great tale for middle schoolers! Imaginatively told enough that adults can enjoy it also.

From back cover: They told him his uncle died in a car accident. But fourteen-year-old Alex knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle's windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing could prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6-Britain's top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle's killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
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A great thriller, for young children who love action and suspense novels. Probably for ages 9-14