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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventures)

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ISBN13: 9780142406113
ISBN10: 0142406112
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They told him his uncle died in a car accident. Fourteen-year-old Alex knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle's windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing prepares 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.

Review:

"Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Alex is a strong, smart hero. If readers consider luck the ruling factor in his universe, they will love this James Bond-style adventure." School Library Journal

Review:

"An entertaining, nicely layered novel, especially for boys who may not like to read but have a soft spot for good-verses-evil adventure." Booklist

Review:

"This uncomplicated novel is fun fare enough for the Young Indiana Jones fan or reluctant reader." VOYA

Review:

"Thrills all the way." KLIATT

Review:

"The plot is, of course, preposterous, but young readers won't care as they zoom through numerous cliffhangers." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Ten years ago, Anthony Horowitz introduced the world to Alex Rider . . . and now his debut mission is back in a special fully loaded anniversary edition! Packed with bonus material - including a brand new Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more!

About the Author

Horowitz is a children's book author and a television and film screenwriter. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Lancashire Book Award, the Grand Prix Europeen and the Children's Literature Prize.

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Beverly B, August 4, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
What middle grade reader could not love a teenage James Bond? Stormbreaker introduces Alex Rider, who is recruited to be a spy after his uncle and guardian is killed. To Alex's surprise, his uncle was a spy and just about to bring down a powerful group of business men who are going to use schools to spread their evil. Complete with super cool spy gadgets and tools, Alex is sent undercover to one of the schools to find out what the Business group is up to. Luckily, Anthony Horowitz does not take the story too seriously because it is pretty implausible, but it is so much fun, no reader is going to complain. Stormbreaker is a story with no serious themes, historical connections, or insight, just lots of excitement and humor. Luckily, there are several sequels to to keep readers entertained for a long while.
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ntsherburne, March 23, 2010 (view all comments by ntsherburne)
My 11 year old son asked me to bring back Alex Rider books when I was visiting Powell's Books for the first time. We live in the east, and he was having trouble finding the books at our library. They're just that popular! In 2 1/2 weeks he read the first seven books in the Alex Rider series; that's nearly 2,400 pgs. I guess you could say he's hooked!
Alex uses all sorts of gadgets, and his own version of problem solving to get himself out of one dangerous situation after another. Vinny says, "just a minute Mom, we're busy saving the world," so often when I am trying to get his attention. He just can't put these books down. Be prepared to be reading lots of great spy stories when you start with Stormbreaker!
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Lindberghreader, October 2, 2006 (view all comments by Lindberghreader)
This book is turn page suspense. It has technology gatches which rule, and Its great for Teens.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142406113
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Boys / Men
Author:
Horowitz, Anthony
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Thriller
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Alex Rider Adventures
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.74x5.90x.82 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 288 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142406113 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Alex is a strong, smart hero. If readers consider luck the ruling factor in his universe, they will love this James Bond-style adventure."
"Review" by , "An entertaining, nicely layered novel, especially for boys who may not like to read but have a soft spot for good-verses-evil adventure."
"Review" by , "This uncomplicated novel is fun fare enough for the Young Indiana Jones fan or reluctant reader."
"Review" by , "Thrills all the way."
"Review" by , "The plot is, of course, preposterous, but young readers won't care as they zoom through numerous cliffhangers."
"Synopsis" by ,
Ten years ago, Anthony Horowitz introduced the world to Alex Rider . . . and now his debut mission is back in a special fully loaded anniversary edition! Packed with bonus material - including a brand new Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more!

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