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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz


by Anthony Horowitz

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Series: Alex Rider (Book 1)

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They told him his Uncle Ian died in a car accident. But fourteen year old Alex Rider knows that's a lie,and the bullet holes in his uncles windows confirm his suspicions. But nothing prepares him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for M-16 Britian's top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle's killers and complete Ian's final mission. Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, with no way out.
I really liked this book because it had ALOT of suspense. This book kept you moving like you were part of the story. Alex Rider strives to find his Uncle's killers, and stay alive while doing it. I also read a sneak peek of Point Blank which was really good also!
I think the best part that I liked was when Alex was getting recruited to do his Uncle's old job I think that part of the story was the most suspenseful.
There are only a few parts that I did not like.
1: When Alex was explaining something in to depth (which took like 3 pages)


When I thought Alex was gonna die , and I was like,

NO!!!!! ( )
  christopher.kyle1706 | Dec 8, 2016 |
Although this series may seem rather juvenile to some, it is truly the greatest series I have ever read. This statement may be rather biased, however, seeing as I have read each of these book starting from when I was around ten years old. The reason for my connection with each of these books is that there is never a boring moment. My biggest problem with many novels is that they fail to hold my attention on each and every page. At least most of the books I have read in the past get very dry at certain parts. This book however is the total opposite. There are so many different things happening all at once in each of these books that I am surprised they haven't run out of ideas yet! Like I said before this is my favorite series and although its leans slightly into the younger age group I do think that this is a great read, and if anyone were ever in the mood for a ton of action, this is the series for you. ( )
  juliaarden | Mar 31, 2016 |
Realistic, fast paced action mixed with a bit of mystery as Alex Rider discovers just who his uncle was and how his parents died. Well portrayed, cinematic scenes. ( )
1 vote garethmottram | Oct 27, 2015 |
Alex Rider Stormbreaker is about a boy named Alex who became a spy. He saved the world from a rich, bad man who tried to kill thousands of school children. In the end, the bad guy was killed by his own men. I liked this book because it is a big cliff hanger and I like suspenseful books. This book made me care about the characters. I enjoyed this book. I only recommend this book to people who are not scared by violence. ( )
1 vote AidenC4 | Sep 27, 2015 |
A normal teenager now living with his Uncle an ordinary bank teller after he was orphaned by his parents. He lives with his uncle and the housekeeper Jack. Alex was very close to his uncle and his uncle took Alex on trips around the world that he called adventure trips Alex not kowing that his uncle was training him to become a spy. After his uncle dies in a so called car crash Alex goes to the bank to which his uncle works and discovers that it is in fact the headquarters of the British intelligence agency known as MI6. As the perceived image of his ordinary bank telling uncle fades he is recruited to be a spy by Alan Blunt leader of MI6. His mission is to stop Herod Sayle, a renowned computer maker from producing his new line of mega computers the Stormbreaker to every school in Britain at no cost . Going deep undercover infiltrating Sayle’s compound with high- tech gadgets provided by MI6. He meets some key people in the Stormbreaker program for example, Nadia Vole and the mute and disfigured Mr. Grin and Alex himself gets to test the new Sotrmbreaker computer. Alex explores the compound where the computer is madde going into a restricted area of the compound discovering small secrets about the Stormbreaker computer that were going to lead to something big. Just as he was getting close to uncovering the full secret of the computer he is captured by Sayle and his henchmen. Using the high tech gadgets he had received at MI6 which he miraculously managed to conceal, he is able to escape from the high security compound. He races to London to stop Sayle from activating the weapon inside of the Stormbreaker computer that could kill millions of British school children. Confronting Sayle he is able to stop Sayle moments before launching the weapon with the help of his friend Sabrina Pleasure and his housekeeper Jack.
I believed Anthony Horwitz’s Alex Rider : Stormbreaker deserved five stars for many reasons. The diverse word choice and the vivid pictures painted by the imagery in the story was fascinating. In addition, There were constantly rising actions, climaxes, and falling actions at the right parts of the story. Finally, even though this was my second time reading the book, it still had me on the edge of my seat reading almost cover to cover. For these reasons and many more I believe that Alex Rider : Stormbreaker was highly worthy of five stars and a great way to kick off the series. ( )
1 vote JohnS.B4 | May 26, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anthony Horowitzprimary authorall editionscalculated
Daniel, LiamPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, GreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goyat, Annick LeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindforss, PeterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parker, NathanielNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Ewijck, AnnemarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news.
He had torn the fence out of the ground. Alex ran over to the man and examined him. For a moment he thought it might be Yassen, but it was a younger man, dark haired, ugly. The man was unconscious but still breathing. The flamethrower lay extinguished on the ground beside him. Behind him he heard the other bike, some distance away but closing. Whoever these people were, they had tired to run him down, to cut him in half, and to incinerate him. He had to find a way out before they really got serious. (P. 139-140)

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After Alex Rider figured out that his uncle, Ian Rider was a spy, he decided to help his dead uncle complete his mission. He had to do hard and nasty trainings just to get ready for the mission. Alex always became curious when he heard someone say something was going to happen. It always made me nervous because I was afraid that maybe he would get caught by one of the members of the Sayle Enterprises. He's always brave to try out all different sorts of things that his uncle left before when he was still alive. The mission he had to complete was to stop the Stormbreakers, which were computers, to get sent out, because there was computer viruses in those computers. Hope that Alex can complete his mission for his uncle and that way he would know why his uncle died!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142406112, Paperback)

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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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.

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