Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz

Penguin Young Readers Group | May 21, 2001 | Hardcover

Stormbreaker is rated 4.23076923076923 out of 5 by 13.
They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.

The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing from start to finish.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.56 × 5.81 × 0.75 in

Published: May 21, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399236201

ISBN - 13: 9780399236204

Found in: Adventure
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super! Awesome ,i found it impressive, exiting and sometimes a little bit scary alex rider is realy brave, everyone should read it
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Page Turner As the first in the Alex Rider series, it was a bit if a dissapointment. However, Mr. Horowitz still gave a page turning read, worthy of a place in the Rider series.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How much and wy I liked it. It is a rrealy good book My favorite series .if you like spy books andgadgets this is the book for you#awesome
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from English Teacher Well written as it gets going, completely implausible ending.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really Good Really Good book but wouldnt read again. lots of action but some action could have been more intense. Easy to follow if you want a book similar to this book i found the 39 clues series pretty similar. Both books really hard to put down.
Date published: 2010-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Novel Hovel say, "Great Younger Teen Book!" Alex Rider thought his Uncle and guardian was a banker who traveled a lot. Little did he know that after his Uncle is killed he learns that he was really an MI6 spy. After finding out the truth Alex is recruited by MI6 to complete his Uncle's final mission. Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, with no way out. Although I technically wouldn't classify this book as Young Adult fiction I thought I would review it anyways. My brother is 13 and going into grade 8 where they have to start writing book reports and what not. Knowing that my brother is a jocky little boy I knew the likelihood of him completing one of these successfully would be slim. So... I went on a hunt for a book that I thought he might enjoy. Little did I know that after reading this book on a whim I would enjoy quite a bit too. The novel is fool of twists and suspense not to mention cool spy gadgets. There was even a movie made based on it. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would especially recommend it to slightly younger readers. http://thenovelhovel.blogspot.com/
Date published: 2009-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest book ever This book was amazing, its like a spy book. Its really really good to read, I have never read a book this fast.
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stormbreaker It was awesome!!I read it and found it very interesting.I would highly recomend this for anyone that enjoys a high action story with a lot of spieing.Although the book had a fair share of violence,it is a book I could read a million times!!!
Date published: 2008-11-14
Rated out of 5 by from Think James Bond Jr meets Agent Cody banks, but better! I love Alex Rider, he is my new hero! He is a smart kid, who kicks serious butt! He is funny, sarcastic and knows when he's being played and knows how to play the game. The Alex Rider series is a must have in every kid's (young and old) library! In this book Alex is sent to pick up where his uncle, an MI6 spy, left off on a secret mission to save the school children of Great Britain. This book sets up an incredible series that is full of action!
Date published: 2008-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good This was a very good book. It captures the reader instantly and sends them on an incredible journey. The characters come to life very well and the plot is good. You find yourself cheering for the good guy throughout the book. After I read it, I felt a strong connection between the characters and I couldn't wait to read the second book. If you liked this book, be sure to check out the rest of the stories. The suspense builds up with each novel. I particularly enjoyed Scorpia, the fifth one. It was the best book from this series without a doubt.
Date published: 2008-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting Twists! The book Stormbreaker is really Great! It's about a boy who gets to do secret spy training and uses really cool gadgets! He is trying to get revenge on the pursuers who killed his uncle. This book has lots of surprises! This is a book you don't want to miss reading!
Date published: 2006-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-read!!! A James Bond kind of story, Stormbreaker is a spy novel that packs a punch as it tells a story of deceit, danger and death. When I read the beginning of the book I felt that it was childish and a spot dull, but once I reached the middle of the book I was captivated with the wit and antics of the main character Alex Rider. This book is a definite read and also read all of the series of Alex Rider. Another thing to look out for is the movie coming out this summer.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best in tge Series So far, out of the three books I've read from the Alex Rider series, this one has been by far the most enjoyable. I found it hard to go to sleep at night, always wondering what's going to happen next! This novel seems to sum up what Alex is all about (following in his uncle's footsteps), as he always finds places his uncle has been first, The writing in this book is so well done you almost forget the (relatively) cheesy young James Bond set up. All in all, this is a series I'd like to see more of. Anthony Horowitz is a great writer, and all of his books reflect that perfectly.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stormbreaker: A Phenomenon Anthony Horowitz delivers a stunning blow with this novel. Readers will become breathless and find themselves breathing a sigh of relief as Alex Rider overcomes troubles and foes. But after relief comes more gut-clenching action. With amazing battles and unforgettable characters, STORMBREAKER is a must-read. With an incredibly exciting climax and great ending, this is one rollercoaster of a book you do not want to miss.
Date published: 2006-06-13

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Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.56 × 5.81 × 0.75 in

Published: May 21, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399236201

ISBN - 13: 9780399236204

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5: Double O NothingFor the hundredth time, Alex cursed Alan Blunt, using language he hadn’t even realized he knew. It was almost five o’clock in the evening, although it could have been five o’clock in the morning; the sky had barely changed at all throughout the day. It was gray, cold, unforgiving. The rain was still falling, a thin drizzle that traveled horizontally in the wind, soaking through his supposedly waterproof clothing, mixing with his sweat and his dirt, chilling him to the bone.He unfolded his map and checked his position once again. He had to be close to the last RV of the day—the last rendezvous point—but he could see nothing. He was standing on a narrow track made up of loose gray pebbles that crunched under his combat boots when he walked. The track snaked around the side of a mountain with a sheer drop to the right. He was somewhere in the Brecon Beacons and there should have been a view, but it had been wiped out by the rain and the fading light. A few trees twisted out of the side of the hill with leaves as hard as thorns. Behind him, below him, ahead of him, it was all the same. Nowhere Land.Alex hurt. The 22-pound bergen backpack that he had been forced to wear cut into his shoulders and had rubbed blisters into his back. His right knee, where he had fallen earlier in the day, was no longer bleeding but still stung. His shoulder was bruised and there was a gash along the side of his neck. His camouflage outfit—he had swapped his Gap combat trousers for
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They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.

The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing from start to finish.

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz's life might have been copied from the pages of Charles Dickens or the Brothers Grimm. Born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to a family of wealth and status, Anthony was raised by nannies, surrounded by servants and chauffeurs. His father, a wealthy businessman, was, says Mr. Horowitz, "a fixer for Harold Wilson." What that means exactly is unclear — "My father was a very secretive man," he says— so an aura of suspicion and mystery surrounds both the word and the man. As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's father, threatened with bankruptcy, withdrew all of his money from Swiss bank accounts in Zurich and deposited it in another account under a false name and then promptly died. His mother searched unsuccessfully for years in attempt to find the money, but it was never found. That too shaped Anthony's view of things. Today he says, "I think the only thing to do with money is spend it." His mother, whom he adored, eccentrically gave him a human skull for his 13th birthday. His grandmother, another Dickensian character, was mean-spirited and malevolent, a destructive force in his life. She was, he says, "a truly evil person", his first and worst arch villain. "My sister and I danced on her grave when she died," he now recalls.A miserably unhappy and overweight child, Anthony had nowhere to turn for solace. "Family meals," he recalls, "had calories running into the thousands…. I was an astoundingly large, round child…." At the age of eight he was sent off to bo
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Editorial Reviews

"Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . . a non-stop thriller!" - Kirkus

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12