An Alex Rider Adventure

Book - 2000 | First American edition
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Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series!

A New York Times bestselling series

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.

The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing from start to finish.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Philomel, 2000, 01
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399236204
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Hor
Characteristics: 192p


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Feb 23, 2021

Got it for my teenage kid, ended up reading it myself. Great book and great series! Read the following 3 or 4 books as well, and the new tv series were fantastic!

Feb 04, 2021

The book Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz tells the tale of fourteen-year-old Alex Rider through his adventures. Up until the death of his uncle, who was also his guardian, Alex Rider was just like any other normal boy. However, he later found that wasn't the case at all. His uncle, Ian, was a spy for MI6, the intelligence agency for Britain, and had been training Alex to continue his work as a spy. Although Alex has some doubts, he is eventually coerced to continue his uncle's work for MI6. Alex faces his first test in trying to find the one responsible for his uncle's death, and he may unearth a bigger scheme in the process. Stormbreaker is an incredible novel by Anthony Horwitz and will keep you hooked until the end. The book is full of action, adventure, and humor that keeps you laughing. I would recommend this to anyone who is a lover of action and adventure.

Jan 15, 2021

Bru, go read cherub instead. Actual oringinal content.

Oct 14, 2020

This book is a one-of-a-kind adventure and the first in the Alex Rider series. Alex is a typical British fourteen-year-old boy who lives with his uncle Ian, a mysterious man who is often not around. When Ian dies, Alex discovers his uncle was actually a spy for MI6, the British intelligence agency, and that he was secretly training Alex his whole life to continue his work. Alex must put his skills to the test while searching for the person responsible for his uncle’s death and desperately trying to stop an even bigger scheme.

Stormbreaker is an incredibly intricate and detailed novel by Anthony Horowitz and one that will keep you entertained until the end. Horowitz takes the classic spy’s tale and makes it even better with the highly skilled but still naive Alex. This book is an action-packed ride of espionage, danger, and humor that never ends.

Oct 12, 2020

Book so-so. Not up to the author's usually excellent writing.

Apr 02, 2020

I really love the Alex Rider and Jason Steed series, with are great teen spy books, I hope they make more movies about them as well.

Jan 29, 2020

This is one of the coldest books I've ever read in my life

Dec 12, 2019

AWESOME!!!! perfectly written. One of my all time favorites. This is the story of a thirteen year old kid. He learns that his uncle got killed instead of dying in a car accident. He then goes on to start working for mi6 and he meets Damian Cray. Who seems nice but Alex knows something fishy! A must read!!!!!!

Nov 05, 2019

This book has a pretty compelling main character whose thoughts brighten up the story and make it the book what it is. It has a pretty cliched set up but after that the story really seems to come alive and suck you into the alex rider universe. The antagonist was interesting and had quite a few dimensions to him but had a childish motive which you could say fits his personality, but thats stretching it. The supporting antagonists and protagonists were extremely one dimensional, but you don't notice this much because of the focus placed on the main characters. This book has phenomenal pacing and revealed things just the right time to make the story interesting. This book could improve on character development, since there is little to no character development in this book they are shorter when they could also use a bit more length to them. All considered this was a good book and a very fun read, I would give it a rating of 4/5. This a book for people 8 to teen as there really isn't much brutal violence and when there is it is handed well. @HagridsBucket of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 06, 2018

I was really happy reading this first book! Alex Rider gives "Agent Cody Banks" a run for the money! It's such a wonderful, realistic idea of what it would be like to be a kid spy. And a very good one, at that.

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Jun 25, 2013

Killing is for grown-ups and you're still a child.

Apr 10, 2013

"There were two of them, both dressed in loose-fitting overalls. Alex had a feeling he'd seen them before".

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Apr 08, 2013

“When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news.”


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Jul 16, 2015

After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special Operations Division of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

Apr 10, 2013

This story is about a young boy named Alex, whose uncle dies mysteriously. He begins to investigate and unwillingly gets involved in MI6 and was recruited to be a spy to find out what really happened to his uncle and why he had to die.


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