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Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz (2006)


Stormbreaker is the first book in the Alex Rider Series.


Alex Rider is a fourteen year old English school boy at the beginning of Stormbreaker, when his only relative, his uncle Ian Rider, dies in a traffic collision.


Alex is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his uncle’s death, and with good reason.


Before he knows it Alex is recruited by MI6.


Outfitted with some gadgets and two weeks of SAS (Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British Army) training Alex is sent on his first mission, to complete the mission which killed his uncle.


Can Alex figure out what is happening before it’s to late?


I have to say, I was so impressed with this book that I sat down and watched the movie (which wasn’t terrible, but for sure read the book first), and also ordered Point Blank, the next book in the series from the Library.


The writing is fast-paced, clever, and captivating. As Alex moves through this world, and these scenes you can feel it when he is almost engulfed by the circumstances, and you quietly (or out-loud in my case) cheer him on.


The Alex Rider Series Book #1 Followed By: Point Blank


You Might Also Like:

  • Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

  • Little Red Riding Hood – Trina Schart Hyman

  • The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

Also Check Out:

  • Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel by Antony Johnston

  • Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Directed by Geoffrey Sax

Puffin Books, 2006 240 pages ISBN: 9781844280926

Suggested Reading Level: Ages 12-14


Horowitz, A. (2006). Stormbreaker. New York: Penguin.


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