// September 26th, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: Stormbreaker

Author: Anthony Horowitz


They told him his uncle died in a car accident. But fourteen-year-old Alex knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing could prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6-Britain’s top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle’s killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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.

My Review:

I heard about a book series with very good reviews. It’s name is
the Alex Rider series. So I got the first book of the series,
Stormbreaker, on my Kindle. I  finished the book in a day because I
loved it.
Stormbreaker is a book about a fourteen year old boy named Alex.
He lived with his uncle in England until the local police came and
told him and his babysitter that Ian Rider, his uncle, had died in a
car crash. They said that if he had been wearing his seatbelt he might
have survived. But Alex knew better. He knew that his uncle was very
careful about wearing his seatbelt. So he went to the junkyard and
found his car covered with bullet holes. He then realized that his
uncle got shot. SPOILER ALERT! He found out that his uncle was a spy
for M16, a secret organization. Alex joins M16 and goes on an
adventure at Sayle Enterprises, which is founded by someone who wants
to kill all the schoolchildren in England.
I really like the book Stormbreaker. It is an adventure and
mystery book. I like how M16  takes ordinary things a teenager has and
makes spy gear out of it. Like a Nintendo 3ds was a communicator to
HQ, a security locater, an X-ray device and a smoke bomb. The action
never stopped, either. There was always a threat that someone would
sneak behind Alex and shoot him. The story was well-written,too.
My favorite part was when he was trapped in the giant aquarium
with a deadly jellyfish, but got out by using special zit cream (it
destroys almost any metal) on the sides of the giant aquarium, which
made the tank explode. My least favorite part was in the middle of the
book when he was swimming through the mine. I thought it was a little
slow at that part.
I would like to read the rest of the series. Stormbreaker gave me
a good first impression. I rate the book 10 out of 10.  Those critics
were right!

4 Responses to “Stormbreaker”

  1. Jennifer Malone says:

    I’m in a writing group with your mom and have been enjoying your blog. My son, Jack, finished this one a few weeks ago and had many of the same things to say about it. He’s now on book seven and still loving them. We just found out they made a movie of Stormbreaker and we’re planning to it together this weekend. Happy reading!

  2. Oliver says:

    You should write a review on the. Red pyramid. I’m reading it now and it is so good. Your Artemis fowl review is great!

  3. Oliver says:

    When are you going to write a Harry potter review? You might forget more of the book….

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