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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The Alex Rider Series
Penguin Young Adult (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0-14-240611-2 (0142406112)
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-240611-3 (9780142406113)
Publication Date: February 2006
List Price: $7.99
Review written by Jessica, Age 11, Grade 6. Date of review: October 2008.
Review: Alex Rider gets reborn by Anthony Horowitz in Stormbreaker, the first book of the Alex Rider adventure, mystery sires.
Alex is in for a big surprise when his uncle is suddenly killed in a car “accident.” Alex does not have any relatives left, and he is now orphaned. He wants to find the reason that his uncle is killed, and he wont stop till he does, but he might get more than he asked for. He soon finds out that his uncle worked for an undercover spy company called M16. Alex is now forced to work for them, and he is sent to Sayle Enterprises to keep an eye on some thing. Suddenly things start to get a little fishy, and Alex finds out the truth on the secret stormbreakers, and he is not so sure what to do!
Stormbreaker is one of the few books I have read, that I have completely fallen in love with. It has lots of thrills, and lots of exciting moments that you can’t give a name to! For example, When Alex discovers the secret of the stormbreaker, he gets thrown into a giant fish tank, and has to break the glass to survive! I highly recommend this book to all readers who are over the ages of ten, because of the violence.
This book was nominated for the Empire Award, it won the Sussex Award, the Angus Award, and was made into a movie.
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