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Point Blank: An Alex Rider Adventure (Alex Rider Adventures)


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They look like they're supposed to. They talk like they're supposed to. But they sure don't act like they're supposed to. Sixteen boys in a remote boarding school, children of some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the world. Juvenile delinquents, all: drugs, shoplifting, vandalism. Yet suddenly they're perfect, well-behaved and studious. Identical in every way-or almost every way. Something is wrong. Very wrong. And only fourteen-year-old secret agent Alex Rider can save these boys from themselves. Should he fail, one man's sinister plan to conquer the world will become reality.

Full of heart-pounding adventure, technological wizardry, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a James Bond-like spirit, this sequel to Stormbreaker is a thrill ride you won't want to let up.


Sixteen boys in a remote boarding school are suddenly all acting well-behaved and studious, but something's not right. Full of heart-pounding adventure, this sequel to "Stormbreaker" is a thrill ride and mystery all in one.

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D_L, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by D_L)
Point Blank is the second book in the long running series, “The Alex Rider Adventures” by Anthony Horowitz. Alex Rider is a 14-year-old boy who works for the MI6, the British secret service. The MI6 believes that the headmaster of the Point Blanc academy in France is responsible for two men’s deaths. They send Alex to the academy high in the Swiss Alps to investigate and find out if had any part in the deaths in the two men. The author really tries to make you think about what is going on in the book, because there are a lot of weird twists and mysteries in the book. The theme of the book is very mysterious and dark at times, and the plot it is the last thing you would want to be part of if you were a 14-year-old boy. “All that matters now is that we find him and kill him.” That sentence from the book gives a great explanation of the dark theme. The book has somewhat of a lasting value, and will probably have a longer lasting value to kids and teenagers. I really enjoyed the book because of the mystery elements, and I would recommend it to just about any teenager or kid looking for a good book to read, even though the story can be predictable at times.
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Horowitz, Anthony
Philomel Books
New York
Action & Adventure
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Thriller
Action & Adventure - General
Children s-Adventure Stories
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1st American ed.
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Trade paper
Alex Rider Adventures
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8.76x5.74x.86 in. .83 lbs.
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