{Stormbreaker: Anthony Horowitz}Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Series: Alex Rider
Published by Puffin Books on February 16, 2006
Genres: Childrens, Middle School, Mystery
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Alternate cover edition for B000TU16GS

They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. Alex Rider knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s car confirm the truth. But nothing can prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for Britain’s top-secret intelligence agency.

Enlisted 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.

The original novel that started the worldwide phenomenon is now a major motion picture!

{My thoughts} – My son has been raving about these books for some time. It is apparent that he thinks highly of them and wants other people to read them as well. Every time some of his friends are over he tries to get them to read at least the first book.

I decided to read the series since he has been making such a big deal about it.

The Review – Alex Rider is a fourteen year old boy that has been well trained for life. His Uncle had made sure of it from the time he’d gained guardianship of him. When the book begins he finds out that his Uncle had died. It however, doesn’t sit right with him how he is told he died. So, naturally he starts trying to figure things out for himself.

Alex gets himself noticed by his Uncle’s previous employers and they decide the boy could be of some use to them. They first ask him to join them and then they threaten him when He declines, which then compels him to join.

Once he joins he learns his Uncle was a MI6 operative and how he actually died (as opposed to the story the police told). He is then set on the same course his Uncle was set on in an attempt to find out what was going on and what had led to his Uncles death.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to continuing the series. In my opinion it is written like a teenage version of James Bond. Ironically, James Bond is mentioned within the pages of this book.

I do believe that any child that likes a bit of Mystery, suspense and spy/detective like books will enjoy reading this book as much as I did.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.