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Stormbreaker

Horowitz, Anthony (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
Authors: Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-
Title: Stormbreaker
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Anthony Horowitz
Notes: Sequel: Point Blanc
Summary: After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
ISBN: 0399236201
9780399236204
Branch Call Number: y HOROWITZ
Subject Headings: Rider, Alex (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Terrorism Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction England Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Spy stories
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Rider, Alex (Fictitious character)
Terrorism
Orphans
LCCN: 00063683
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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. First of a series.

"Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex... Read More »


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Aug 30, 2014
  • thomaspoku rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very fast paced, thrilling, adrenaline impulse book. Must read book.

Aug 13, 2014
  • blue_baboon_790 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a very good book and a good beginning to a great series.

Jul 29, 2014
  • Sofiavo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not as good as the movie. The author doesnt describe verry well, so its kinda hard 2 understand what alex is doing. Its my favorite spy movie, but one of the worst books ive read. I like its plot a lot, but i expected more after seeing the awesome movie.

Jul 09, 2014
  • okami7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What 's the last book in the series?????
i loved this book

Apr 28, 2014
  • thebecca rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My sister is reading these, she loves them, so I put this book on hold to see if I like it, I saw the movie, I love it!!!

Apr 06, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Best Spy Ever!!

I like that movie + whole books

Nov 27, 2013
  • ShamaBole rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Likeable and competent protagonist

Jul 12, 2013
  • OHN98 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This rather short spy novel has its ups and downs. I did not enjoy it as much as I hoped I would, but it had some great moments. Those great moments, however, were much too rare. The novel in its entirety had some clichés, common plot holes, and lack of creativity, but it was not altogether a terrible read. It delivered action sequences and a protagonist readers would root for. Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider knows how to defend himself, speaks a few languages, and knows about every useful topic mentioned in this novel. But to my relief, the author doesn’t make him seem invincible. Alex uses his sharp wits and skills instead of brute force to get his way through every situation. And sometimes his plan doesn’t go as originally intended. The moments where Alex seemed most vulnerable were in my opinion the best. He sounded much more human and relatable than when he got through a thick wall of security and managed to escape without a scratch. At an early point in the novel Alex was going through a dangerous situation that he put himself in for the sake of his curiosity, and I thought he was going to be one of those entirely reckless and over-confident protagonists. Fortunately, he wasn’t. As a matter of fact, the author deliberately made Alex the most terrible spy I’ve ever read about for a reason. Everyone knows that you can’t become a spy in a few weeks and the even Alex Rider, despite his cockiness, was aware of it. So to some degree I liked the novel, but as I mentioned before, it seemed too short. The amount of detail was minimal, but that was probably because the author was targeting a younger audience. So overall, I’ll have to say that I won’t recommend this to my friends.

Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

it was ok nothing amazing but it was fun

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