Book Review: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
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.
Who didn't want to be a spy when they were younger? For most kids it's a fantasy they never grow out of ( i know i haven't ).
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz is about a young boy named Alex Rider who happens to be at the right(or wrong) place at the right time. He becomes a spy for MI6 and is given his first mission, which he reluctantly accepts. This book immediately throws you into action packed and suspenseful scenes that never seem to stop.
Stormbreaker is a very well-written novel. Anthony Horowitz clearly has a passion for espionage and has put a great deal of effort into creating a believable and impressive story. It is a very descriptive book, putting a lot of detail into the scenes and people, like telling the reader that Alex is wearing Nike or other Labels at different points in the book. This really makes it easier to visualize the text, especially the action scenes, when so much is happening at once.
This book is an excellent read for any age. As long as you have a weakness for spies, fighting and saving the world, you will enjoy Stormbreaker.
Anthony Horowitz has written one of the most clever spy books in recent memory, and Alex Rider is charismatic and easy to relate to. If you haven't read this gem yet, be sure to pick it up.
Alex Rider is no doubt the inspiration for the equally brilliant Young bond series ,i also have no doubt that the Rider books were good practice for Anthony Horowitz as last year he released an absolute jewel of a James Bond Novel , Trigger Mortis (review here) .