By Anthony Horowitz (Philomel Books, 2000)
Young Adult Fiction [Y-A FIC HOROW]
Reviewed by: Jessica L.
Alex Rider’s world turns upside down when he discovers that his dead uncle never worked in a bank and that he didn’t actually die in a car accident. His uncle was shot. The people now in charge of Alex’s life give him no choice but to continue his uncle’s work, thought they are pretty sure Alex will get killed. When Alex uncovers a deadly plot, he must use his wits, luck, and some high-tech toys given him to thwart the terrorist before England’s future is ruined.
Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker is an exhilarating book that had me hooked from the first chapter. There is plenty of fast-paced, life-threatening action and a protagonist who is young (some people think too young), in a place he doesn’t really want to be, and not sure if he can do the task set before him. Though the book is several years old, it it perfect for a teenager who is looking for a book of spies and excitement.
I rate it 4 1/2 out of 5 bookmarks.
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