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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1)
Stormbreaker - Alex Rider, Bk 1
Author: Anthony Horowitz
From Publishers Weekly — Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller (the first in a projected series). When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. N...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439425933
ISBN-10: 043942593X
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 192
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
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An Alex Rider novel. Action/Adventure for about age 10-12.
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Alex Rider's uncle is a spy, and then he becomes one and stops a maniac who wants to take over the world.
No excuses.
knightslady avatar reviewed Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1) on + 96 more book reviews
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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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GeniusJen avatar reviewed Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, Bk 1) on + 7145 more book reviews
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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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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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