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Alex Rider #2: Point Blanc Award-winning

by Anthony Horowitz (author)

Suitable for 8 - 15 years

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Fourteen-year-old Alex is back at school, trying to adapt to his new double life… and double homework. But MI6 have other plans for him. Investigations into the deaths of two of the world’s most powerful men have revealed one link: both had sons attending Point Blanc Academy – an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids. Run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak deep in the French Alps, Point Blanc is a world of its own. Armed only with a fake ID and a new collection of disguised gadgets, Alex must infiltrate the academy and discover the truth about what is happening there. But the secret that Alex uncovers goes way beyond his worst nightmares. Can he alert the world before it’s too late?

Product Details


Alex Rider (book 2)






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

April 1st, 2005

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years plus; 8.0 points

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  • 288 pages




Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz started writing because he wanted to be like Tintin. He has now travelled to all the places that Tintin has been – apart from the moon!

His Alex Rider series is one of the most popular children’s book series ever, and the first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker, became a major Hollywood film. In 2003, Anthony won the Red House Children’s Book Award (voted for by children) for Skeleton Key.

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books, which were inspired by a simple thought. “Isn’t it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street where you live, just out of the corner of your eye?”

Anthony lives in central London with his wife Jill Green, a TV producer, and their sons Nicholas and Cassian. His whole family gets involved in his writing. Jill has produced several of Anthony’s scripts, including the drama serial Foyle’s War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003. His son Cassian is already a seasoned actor, having appeared in three of his shows, and Nicholas, his oldest son, has helped Anthony to research the Alex Rider books by trying his hand at everything from scuba-diving to snowboarding and surfing!

In 2013, Anthony was awarded an OBE for services to literature..


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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 22 September 2016

    This book is really good. I have listened to the book being read on an app called Audible. The book had lots of mystery and I would be wondering what was going to happen next.

    I recommend this book to anyone who likes the Alex Rider books.

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is the second in the series.

  3. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 7 March 2014

    Wonderful book. I think the details were wonderful especially the line, “As all spies and agents know, routine is the one thing that can get you killed.”

  4. Goldie 113308

    on 6 March 2014

    Excellent book a must read

  5. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014

    Not my type of book but my brother liked it

    2out of 5
  6. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2014

    I read this book and I didn’t really like it to be honest I didn’t feel the drama or anything

  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 18 January 2014

    Point blanc was probaly the best I read.

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    on 7 March 2013

    I love this Alex Rider book. Full of suspense and action

  9. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    When Alex Rider is sent to a stupidly expensive private school in the alps he finds something interesting…

    5out of 5
  10. Bellasara 113282

    on 4 March 2013

    My second favourite book in the series.

  11. Petula 113689

    on 13 November 2012


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    on 4 March 2012

    A great book I love I the whole series. Brillent

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    on 2 March 2012


    4out of 5
  14. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 29 February 2012

    A brilliant book about a reluctant teenage spy and in this book is… a masive cliffhanger ending.

    5out of 5
  15. Avatar owl 761790

    on 23 January 2012

    This book was AWESOME, amazing,action packed everything.5 stars! Loved it.

    5out of 5
  16. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 20 October 2011

    i loved this book

    5out of 5
  17. Avatar owl 761790

    on 1 September 2011

    awesome read the first three alex riders and i read them all in a day coz i couldnt put em down lol

    5out of 5
  18. Harry thumb 228

    on 21 August 2011

    good so far. Wonder how it ends

  19. Clarice thumb 136

    on 1 August 2011

    If you liked the other Alex Rider books ,you’ll love this one.I did.It has a twist as Alex has to have a fake identity and go to a school for rich ‘hooligans’.

    This book is definately better than the book scorpia.And you will love it even more if you enjoy the simple pleasures of school life combined with mystery.

    5out of 5
  20. Avatar robot 761806

    on 12 May 2011

    This was an amazing book! I really enjoyed reading it! In fact it was the first Alex Rider book I ever read.

    I would reccomend it to anyone who likes adventure and spy books!!!

    5out of 5
  21. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    Good but not as good as the first

  22. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2011

    What I liked about this book was that it was IMPOSSIBLE to guess the evil villans plot thus being impossible to put it down. Very original.

    4out of 5
  23. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2011

    good range of action and funny bits, and it’s good for both girls and boys

    4out of 5
  24. Pearl 113298

    on 3 March 2011

    I think the book was rubbish because it was boring and casual and the the book that i was looking for :(

  25. Default avatar

    on 28 February 2011

    very goood book

  26. Love stargirl 113412

    on 24 February 2011

    Utterly Brilliant, if you think Anthony Horowitz had run out of ideas from the previous Alex Rider book, Think AGAIN! Shockingly brilliant and inventive. I wish I didn’t have to go to school so I could read this all day every day! LOVED IT!

    5out of 5
  27. Jane blonde 113694

    on 11 December 2010

    .I loved this book it was really good and I really loved it. I LOVE ALEX RIDER BOOKS WOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  28. Hayley 113303

    on 24 February 2010

    good book puts a twist in ur toga. very funni fast paced and humourous!”

    4out of 5
  29. Gruffalo 113679

    on 9 January 2009

    This book is a better younger version of james bond full of suspense and a final suprising twist

    5out of 5