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Horowitz knows that his main character, 14-year-old Alex Rider, is a normal teenager and he never forgets this when he thrusts his young hero into the thick of several truly edge-of-seat scenarios. There is humour alongside the action too--some great characters and cutting one-liners--that helps to ensure that entertainment is high on the agenda throughout.
Orphan Alex thought he knew his Uncle Ian Rider--until the elusive banker is killed in a tragic car accident. Immediately, Alex's life starts to get stranger by the day as his guardian's friends and colleagues start showing up and contradicting everything Alex thought he knew about the man he'd called Dad for so long. Maybe Ian Rider was not a banker after all? Surely the bullet holes in his Uncle's totalled car reveal that he had not died in an accident, but was murdered? Everything is explained when Alex decides to track down Ian Rider's real employers, but Alex is in for a surprise when they decide to contact him. The truth is hard to take, but maybe by following in his uncle's secret footsteps he might get the chance for revenge.
Apart from a slightly over-the-top finale involving a helicopter and the roof of London's Science Museum, Stormbreaker is a refreshingly energetic yarn that is required reading for fans of the contemporary thriller. --John McLay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm not a picky reader like some other people I think it was a brilliant book. I've read three series in a year and this is the first one where I've neded to tell myself you're not... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Paulapp
This book is worth reading for anyone. It's abit James Bond junior. A good read for any kid or adult.Published 4 days ago by RS reader
Very enjoyable will definately recommend to my teenage children Action packed and compulsive If you liked Rivals you will love thisPublished 11 days ago by Sarah Beach
Thoroughly enjoyed. Obviously aimed at the teenage market but great all the same.Published 16 days ago by Anna
i have read all the alex riders they are the best books ever their really clever and exciting i think point blanc (number 2) is the bestPublished 1 month ago by gilon michael john fox
I'm a 10 year old girl who loved this book . I was addicted . 5 stars don't even describe it . Adults should not be reading this book if they know that it is a child book . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victoria Marie Hole
I like the book because it is interesting and funny at times the characters are ,Alex,Charlotte and James. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures!!!!Published 1 month ago by Master C M H