Alex Rider: Stormbreaker Award-winning by Anthony Horowitz (author)


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When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it’s never good news.

After his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6 as its youngest ever spy, he is sent off to Cornwall to face his first adversary – Middle Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle, inventor of the space-age Stormbreaker computer. The computer is about to be given free to every school in the country, but there’s more to the gift than meets the eye. In Herod Sayle’s den, surrounded by enemies, Alex is in mortal danger. What if his first mission turns out to be his last? First in a storming series of bestsellers about teenage spy Alex Rider.

Also available: Read and Respond activities to accompany Stormbreaker.

“Every bored schoolboy’s fantasy, only a thousand times funnier, slicker and more exciting… genius.” The Independent on Sunday

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Alex Rider





Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.1; Middle years plus; 7.0 points

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  • 240 pages



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  1. Zahan
    on 29 July 2014

    Alex Rider Stormbreaker is an exciting, absorbing book to read.The moment I read that Alex was a spy for MI5 I knew I was going to enjoy the book. As I read, I loved the book so much that I couldn’t stop reading it. I had fun reading the wonderful descriptions not only of the people but also of the cool vehicles. Reading it was a great experience and I have learnt a lot from it. The entire adventure of Alex and Herod Sayle and the way Alex finds out the truth of Sayle was amazing. The way Alex manages to escape is also unbelievable.Alex Rider Stormbreaker is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone reading this.

    5out of 5
  2. Khadiga
    on 9 March 2014

    this book is my second favourite book in the world because i like action and real books instead of kind cartoon books it makes the book more interesting.

    5out of 5
  3. sparklesheep02
    on 8 March 2014

    Fabulous! This book was filled with drama, excitement, adventure! And lots of suspense. Couldn’t put it down, so amazing! I insist you read these books!

    5out of 5
  4. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    Herod Sayle wants to poison every English kid but Alex stopped him. this is so exciting and everyone should read this.

  5. flowerxkingdom
    on 7 March 2014

    its amazing its about a thirteen year old and his uncle died then he became a spy and now he is on a special mission

    5out of 5
  6. AngelofDeath
    on 7 March 2014

    This is the first book of the Alex Rider series. Alex Rider is about a fourteen year old whose uncle’s sudden death leads him to discover that his uncle actually worked for the MI6. The MI6 pressurize him to continue his uncle’s work. He refuses but is threatened that his housekeeper jack starbright would be deported as her visa has expired. He goes undercover as a student to Sayle enterprises where he spies on Herod Sayle. After a lot of action he manages to stop Sayle from murdering thousands of British students. Absolutely amazing.

  7. mintymoo368
    on 6 March 2014

    Alex Rider is a daring 14 year old spy working for MI6. Strangely though, he wished he could be a normal school boy. This book is exciting, thrilling and ideal for older readers. 10/10!

  8. RavenclawDragonlord
    on 5 March 2014

    Fourteen year old Alex Rider finds out his uncle is dead. Now the last of his family is dead he finds out some shooking things about his uncles work and to make things worse for poor Alex he is blackmailed into working for MI6….

  9. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    Such a cool book. I also enjoyed the movie.

    5out of 5
  10. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    This book was great, antony horowitz is a fantastic author and i think this has to be one of his best books :)

    4out of 5
  11. masterreader1520
    on 18 January 2014

    I thought it was amazing of what this boy can do.

  12. Puppies272
    on 5 October 2013

    It is about a boy named Alex Rider .His parents are dead so he was handed over to his Uncle who then died in a car crash.

    5out of 5
  13. Paradise56
    on 9 March 2013

    This books not for me

    2out of 5
  14. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  15. bouncybunny
    on 8 March 2013

    A reallygriping story that is full of mysteries . The story line in this book is really good book I would say this book is for 13+

  16. Nashdasher
    on 7 March 2013

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

    5out of 5
  17. ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    I love the storyline in this book. I would reccomend this book for 8-12 year olds

    5out of 5
  18. Year6JH
    on 23 November 2012

    We loved this book in our class and can’t wait to read the next.

    5out of 5
  19. jenko006
    on 13 November 2012


  20. dashernasher
    on 5 March 2012

    the first one and a great way to start the story of alex rider.

  21. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    I loved this book! Read this at school and it was really exciting

  22. aeroaeromonkey
    on 2 March 2012

    So so so amazing.

    5out of 5
  23. hamy1710
    on 1 March 2012

    I didn’t like it

  24. Diaryofme
    on 22 January 2012

    I finished it today and it was amazing(WARNING SPOILERS) I thought Yassen Gregovich was going to kill him and it was surprising when Yassen killed Herod Sayle.

    5out of 5
  25. scorpia10
    on 3 May 2011

    there was a lot of suspense in this story and thats what makes a story good

    5out of 5
  26. WillowDee
    on 23 April 2011

    What can I say Anthony Horowitz is my new best friend and a talanted writer. It totally blows all other Sky and crimes off the book shelf!

    5out of 5
  27. minigarethbale
    on 22 March 2011

    Simply wicked!!!

    5out of 5
  28. barnred123
    on 3 March 2011

    14 year-old Alex Rider is alone. Apart from his housekeeper Jack that is. What will happen to Alex? And why has that millionaire given a promise for computers for every school in the country for free?

  29. 07sharya
    on 3 March 2011

    Completely changes the spy genre, and makes it more suitable for younger readers with a younger sense of humour. And not even a bit corny

  30. Funkyboy9
    on 3 March 2011

    When I read this book I just new I would fall in love with the rest of the Alex Rider series. See Alex`s life turned upside down as he is introduced to the crule world of MI6

    5out of 5
  31. SgtJames47
    on 3 March 2011

    I think that this book is brilliant.I love the cleverly worded fight scenes. I would recommend this book!

    5out of 5
  32. Missymessy
    on 24 February 2011

    This is beyond the best book ever written! I totally LOVED IT!!! I have watched the films again and again and again (it doesn’t take as long as reading the book) but I still love the book more (although Alex Pettyfer does make a good Alex Rider ;) if you know what I mean) Totally recommend this book and the whole series.

    5out of 5
  33. stardustbell
    on 16 January 2011

    I really enjoyed reading this book, especially seen as I didn’t watch the movie. I remember taking it out a year after the movie came out, which turned out to be several years after the actual book came out. So as a strong believer of: ‘Books are usually better than the films!’ (with a few exceptions) I decided to take a chance with the book ,and then rent the movie. And after the first couple of chapters, I was hooked. Alex Rider is 14 in this book, and we are told that his Uncle has died, Alex finds clues, that might suggest that he had been murdered. :P I can’t give too much away :(.....but definitely a good read!

    4out of 5
  34. Bookworm81
    on 1 December 2010

    Absolutely BRILLIANT.I was literally hanging on the edge of my seat when Alex was in the 10metre fishtank with the giant portugese jellyfish lucky he had the metal breaking ointment and the rims of the tank where metal.

    5out of 5
  35. wilson2010
    on 15 September 2010

    this book fab because i love spies and the boy in it is realy hot!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  36. cheeky96
    on 23 August 2010

    this book is excellent. from the first page i was totaly absorbed in to the story!!! a book that must be read!!! :P

    5out of 5
  37. strawberryshake999
    on 7 August 2010

    this book is really good i love all thesuspence i just couldn’t stop reading it.

    5out of 5
  38. Banana88
    on 19 July 2010

    This book is good, similar to James Bond. good from the first few pages. This isn’t really my kind of book, but it was relly good. If you like spys and action, you’ll love this!

    4out of 5
  39. polly4411
    on 24 February 2010

    its cool fast pace and funni. alex rider the reluctunt teenage spy is full of 14 yr old attitude. anthony grasps the reader from the very first page better than james bond!!! highly entertaining

  40. timmim
    on 20 September 2009

    This book is great! I would really recommend it to anyone aged 9+. It is a fast paced, exiting,gripping read. For all the action and adventure fans out there!

    a great book. Get it! Also read the rest of the series.

    5out of 5
  41. emjm
    on 3 June 2009

    This book was fantasticaly brilliant lol :) I wos wondering is this the first one because i have read the one about the mountains and im not to sure about that ever!! :( i think this book is wonderful and i thank mr horowitz for writing such a fantastic book!!

    5out of 5
  42. humbuggirl
    on 7 May 2009

    Stormbreaker is a brillient book. I love this book. Anthony Horowitz is a brill author.

    5out of 5
  43. transformers10
    on 7 October 2008

    loved it

    5out of 5