Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series) by Anthony Horowitz
After being orphaned as a baby, Alex Rider was raised by his uncle, Ian Rider. Due to Ian Rider’s constant business trips, it was his nanny and housekeeper, Jack Starbright who was the main person to raise him. After a tragic car crash, Ian Rider is dead leaving Alex void of any biological family. Alex is in denial about his safety conscious uncle having died in a careless accident and so he digs for answers. Alex soon uncovers that his uncle was in fact a spy and was murdered.
Alex is soon recruited by the Special Operations Division of MI6 for his multi-lingual skills, extreme athleticism and wide range of skills and knowledge. Alex’s target is extravagent billionaire Darrius Sayle a seemingly generous man who may not be what he seems.
TEEN RATING: Action packed, exciting and imaginative, Stormbreaker is the perfect start to the Alex Rider series. Although not the best book in the series, it is still thoroughly enjoyable and definitely a must read for young action and adventure readers. 10+ 3.7/5