Posted by : Deborah Takahashi Thursday, November 18, 2010

Plot Summary:
Alex Rider is an average fourteen year old guy who lives with his Uncle Ian (Alex's parents are gone). One day, when Alex returns home, he is told that his uncle was killed. Confused, and upset, Alex cannot fathom why anyone would want to do this to a banker until he sees the bullet holes in his uncle's car. Although people were telling him he was involved in an accident, he realized that accidents don't involve gun shots. When Alex starts putting things together, officials from the British government reveal to him that that his uncle wasn't a banker at all, but a spy. 

Alex Rider's mission is to investigate Sayles Enterprises., which have recently created a super computer called "Stormbreaker." Now that Ian is dead, Sayles Enterprises is now under investigation for this murder and ties to countries with bad intentnions. Unfortunately, Alex has been chosen to lead these investigation by posing as an honor student who will be accepting the "Stormbreaker" donation, which is being donated to every school in the area. Just like 007, Alex must go behind enemy lines to think out the truth with some really gadgets. Plus, Alex must put his fear and anger aside in order to bring justice to those who are responsible for his uncle's death. Stormbreaker is the first installment of the "Alex Rider" series where 'tweens will enjoy the nonstop action, plot twists, and the suspenseful ending.

Genre:
Tween Adventure

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Reading/Interest Level:
Grades 6 & up

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