Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
|Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz|
|Category: Confident Readers|
|Reviewer: Conor Murphy|
|Summary: Stormbreaker is good for excitement but it isn't very realistic and the characters aren't very interesting. It is good fun for children between 9 and 12.|
|Buy? No||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 240||Date: April 2005|
|Publisher: Walker Books Ltd|
Alex Rider's life changes completely when his uncle and guardian dies in a mysterious car accident. Searching his uncle's office for clues, Alex uncovers a shocking secret. His uncle was a spy for MI6 and now he knows about it, Alex has to join them as well, or be assassinated. His first mission pits him against evil villain Herod Sayle.
Although Alex Rider is very clever, brave and determined, I didn't really like him very much. He is too perfect. If he was in your class at school, he would be the weird kid that only the teachers like. Herod Sayle is a good bad guy. There isn't anything nice about him at all.
Stormbreaker is a very addictive book. There is a lot of action and it really makes you want to keep reading it. It isn't very realistic and Alex Rider is always doing stunts that he wouldn't really be able to do. You might think this makes it a bit silly but it is fun to read. I enjoyed reading it but it isn't one of my favourite books.
I think children who like action and adventure in books and films would really like Stormbreaker. If you have seen Spy Kids and liked it, you would like Stormbreaker. There are some hard words, so I think you would need to be at least 9 to read it. I don't think adults would like Stormbreaker very much because the characters aren't that interesting.
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