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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1)
by Anthony Horowitz
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 10 and up
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 670L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Philomel
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2001
NO. PAGES: 224
GENRE{S}: Mystery/Thriller
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
SERIES: Alex Rider
SEQUEL: Point Blank (Alex Rider #2)
AWARD{S}:
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
ISBN: 0142406112
READ & REVIEWED BY: Jen - StorySnoop


The Story
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1)—Book Review

When Alex's uncle dies in a car accident, something just doesn't seem right. After some snooping around, the fourteen-year-old discovers that his uncle was not a banker, but a field agent for England's MI6 organization, killed in the line of duty. Now the leaders of the Special Operations Division want Alex to pick up where his uncle left off. Undercover, he must learn the truth about a billionaire's generous plan to put Stormbreaker computers in every school. Will Alex be able to outwit this fiendish man and save the children of England?
The Scoop
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1)—Book Review
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Action-packed from page one, this first installment of the popular Alex Rider series is a fun spy read. Alex's parents were killed in a plane crash when he was a baby and he was being raised by his now deceased uncle. The leaders of the MI6 spy organization threaten to send Alex to a home for orphans if he does not agree to help them. Alex is confident and courageous – a good thing, since he is frequently in perilous situations. To name a few, he is almost crushed in a car at a junkyard, attacked by flamethrower-carrying men on quadbikes, shot at by men armed with machine guns, and thrown into a tank with a giant killer jellyfish. Readers will envy Alex's spy gadgets, including a specially equipped Game Boy and exploding zit cream. This book inspired the 2006 movie titled Operation Stormbreaker.
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by Matthew {YOUTH}
on Friday, August 20th, 2010 06:00:13 PM

I am 11 years old and this book is really good if you like action adventure books. I have read all of the books in the series except Crocodile Tears and I can't wait for my mom to buy it!
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