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Point Blank (Alex Rider Adventures (Paperback)) [Paperback]

Anthony Horowitz
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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April 2004
Investigations into the "accidental" deaths of two of the most powerful men in the world, both of whom had sons at Point Blanc Academy, mean 14-year-old Alex Rider, reluctant MI6 spy, must infiltrate the academy as a pupil and find the truth. Can he alert the world to what he discovers in time?
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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Speak (April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142401641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142401644
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 11.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,496,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The perfect hero... genuine 21st century stuff." The Daily Telegraph --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
By Emily
Format:Paperback
When i first read stormbreaker i read it in about half a day, i was addicted, i couldn't stop reading. When i finished i thought to myself that i probably wouldnt be gripped like that by a book in a long time to come. The next day, i bought Point Blanc and i found myself very mistaken. Point Blanc gripped me like a vice and i highly recommend it.
The book starts 2 weeks after Alex's first mission and to his surprise, M16 need him again, this time he is to go under cover to Point Blanc academy, an isolated bording school for rich rebel boys in the french Alps, to investigate two "accidental" deaths of rich men, both of whos son goes to Point Blanc academy. But can Alex figure out what's going on before it's too late?
Point Blanc is an excelent book that leaves you hanging and waiting for Alex's third adventure...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Talk about gripping! 26 Jun 2004
Format:Paperback
This book is brilliant! On almost every page there is some kind of excitment or tension which makes this book so hard to put down! Several nights whilst reading I completely managed to ignore the time after straying into the book. You says to yourself "I'm going to stop at the end of this chapter" but there is such a cliff-hanger at the end of each chapter it is almost impossible to let go! A thoughrougly enjoyable and exciting book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary but good 27 May 2014
By Jacey
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son loves the Alex Rider books but said this one was the scariest so far. He still read it and loved it though! Great for 11+ readers and particularly getting boys to read. Just be sure to check the content if your kids are a bit on the nervous side as these books do involve a "james bond" style character getting into dangerous situations.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Recommended 3 Jan 2003
Format:Hardcover
In this book, the MI6 convinces Alex to help them again. Alex pretends to be the son of a very rich man named Sir David Friend, completely changing his appearance and attending a school called Point Blanc. The school is meant for misbehaved boys or problem children whose parents have the money. The deaths of two men are suspicious to the MI6, so it is Alex's job to investigate whether the deaths and the school are related. Strangely, the boys seem very different from normal kids, but they seem to have the same personalities and even look very slightly alike. If you liked Stormbreaker, you'll definitely like Point Blank, because it is filled with adventure and danger!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book 2 of the amazing Alex Rider 22 Aug 2006
By Stevo
Format:Paperback
This is a sequel that is probably even better than the original. Stormbreakeris one of the best childrens books ever, but Point Blanc is more sinister and creepy. The writing is excellent as always and the action is brilliant. Robert Muchamore and Joe Craig are also writing excellent action books of the same type now but Anthony Horowitz was first.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Point brillant....... 22 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
Point Blanc is the second is the alex rider series and it is as just as good as the first one if not better. The book is well written and it is full of suspense, drama and of course, loadz spy stuff.
Alex Rider, tennage spy, is back and better than ever before. Two important people are killed in suspsious circumstances and they have one thing in common, their sons both go to Point Blanc. Point Blanc is a school set in the French Alps for boys to learn how to be gentlmen. To find out what is going out there, Alex poses as a rich man's son. Alex finds both friends and foes there, but what is really going on?
Point Blanc is a must read. It is thrilling and the plot is very good.. The book is well written and well put across.
I have read the entire series of Alex Rider and hope that Anthony Horowitz will write another one. They are very good. If you are an Alex Rider fan then READ THIS BOOK. IF you just want something to read then READ IT !!
Have fun reading!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Point Blanc 29 Sep 2001
Format:Paperback
Super spy Alex Rider is back in the great book Point Blanc.
Alex is a spy for Alan Blunt (Head of special operations, MI6). Michael Roscoe has just died and so has Ivanov, both are super rich and both sons go to the boys finishing school called Point Blanc. Alex is to go to this school as Alex Friend son of Sir Friend who owns supermarkets. While at the school he makes a friend and suddenly he changes from a lazy boy to a work-loving boy.
Anthony Horowitz has done very well with writing this action packed and exciting book. My favourite part is when Alex escapes and then comes back with a SAS unit to rescue the boys held hostage in the school.
My favourite character is Wolf (this is his code name) who is the leader of the SAS unit, he is tactical but also a very good soldier.
I recommend this book to 7-14 year olds who like action and detective books
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Strombreaker! 10 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The lonely private school, Point Blanc, is not all it seems, as Alex Rider will soon find out...
I tried not to like him, I really did, but I couldn't help it.
Alex is such a cool character. He's determined, adventurous, brave, funny and extremely reckless- the perfect hero, and at just 14! I liked the way he dealed with Fiona at the end of his stay at her house. She had it coming, hehe...
Anthony Horowitz is THE best author when it comes to action and adventure stories, and Point Blanc just proves this once again. The book is loaded with danger and excitement, but....it ends on a cliff hanger! Dun dun DUN!! When's the next one coming out, Anthony?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really cool.book
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
one of the best books I've read.
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Published 22 days ago by Jake Beddow
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is amazing
This book is amazing never read a better book so action packed recommend to any one over 9 this book is amazing
Published 24 days ago by cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book better than stormbreaker.
Awesome. This makes you think of child cruelty in real world and things like real spies. Really action packed. Love, love, love!!
Published 29 days ago by Lucy Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is the best series ever, written by the best author ever. I love these books so much.the time is now 1:34 In the morning and I have stayed up all night because I wanted to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by aimee
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling!
This is the best Alex Rider book I have read in the whole series.
I have only read the first two books but this book is better by far!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing thriller
Brilliant book kept me hooked all the way through I was up for 2hrs trying too finish the book on to no.3 we go. Read more
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