Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

June 3, 2010
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Stormbreaker is an action-packed adventure about a teenage spy. Set in London, as well as a computer factory, it is the story of one boy's determination to save the world.

Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider thinks he is an average teen­ager, until the day his uncle dies. Alex then discovers that the rich uncle who raised him was not the banker he thought, but a British spy. Once this is revealed, Alex is drawn into a world of secrets and spies, missions and gadgets, danger and death. In order to save millions of children from a type of smallpox, Alex is forced into an organization he wants no part of. He becomes a young James Bond!

Anthony Horwitz is a great writer. His use of sarcasm, dry humor, and teen angst – combined with his articulate use of language and insight into the teen mind – result in an amazing story. It's a real cliffhanger that had me on edge the whole time. It's an adventure you won't soon forget.

I think everyone should read Stormbreaker, especially if you're an action-adventure fan. Anyone who likes James Bond will love this book.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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TheOreoUnicorn said...
Aug. 25, 2015 at 10:13 am
StormBreaker is one of my favourite books. Imagine what it would be like to work for a top-secret spy agency where every step you take has a risk, let alone only being a troubled teenager! This book is the beginning of one unfortunate schoolboy’s life who has to live with the predicament. Orphaned at an early age, he inherited the job from a relative. Set in present day England, a fourteen year old boy, Alex Rider, is suddenly thrown in to a death-defying situation. When Alex’s uncle myster... (more »)
Melinda M. said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 1:47 am
I thought this series was fabulous! They were gone in three weeks, even Snakehead. Alex is seriously a teen James Bond.
TheOreoUnicorn replied...
Aug. 25, 2015 at 10:17 am
No, he's even better than James Bond! Although James Bond is great for action-lovers, Alex Rider is just funnier, and since he's a teenager it makes everything that bit more relatable. If you prefer action over comedy, Alex Rider is still a great combination of both!
IluvJesus said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm
I luv the Alex Rider series one of my favorites. His first books are kinda weak but as they progress they get better
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