By Anthony Horowitz

When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. Sayle has offered to give one free to every school in the country – but there's more to the gift than meets the eye. Visit the Alex Rider website at

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781844280926
  • Published: 01 Apr 2005
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 256

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Customer reviews

ALEX age 14 wrote:

BRILLIANT! but the film wasn't much like the book but they nether are ive got the whole series

Phillip age 11 wrote:

Brilliant i've had the book for nearly 5 years and i can't stop reading it but in the film they should have studied the book alot more

Please note age 12 wrote:

The book was fantastic. It had a lot of action in it and the odd bit of comedy. In the movie however, they mentioned a girl called Sabina Pleasure although she does not come into the series until the third book, Skeleton Key. They also missed some very important parts of the book out. It was a bit of a dissapointment! Hopefully the film for the second book Point Blanc will be a lot better.

olivert age 0 wrote:

I love it. now wares point blanc.

buttlicker age 69 wrote:

the bOOk Was GrEat and it was relly good and i liked it and it was cool and it was adventery. GooD ByY I am CoOl.

joel age 10 wrote:

i think this book is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is like james bond but for younger people

sandra age 16 wrote:

the film wass cooolll

Sean age 12 wrote:

I love this book and the other five alex rider books I have read. Keeps me on the edge of my bed at night. Action packed. Best Book series ever!!!

jordan age 10 wrote:

created suspence on the first sentence it was amazing :D

cant say age 12 wrote:

The book was very good

anonymous wrote:

anonymous wrote:

Alex rider/stormbreker is the best book in the world.I do meen it i loved the book.thank you Antony Horowitz.

Connor age 10 wrote:

The book is way cool but not the best its brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thomas age 13 wrote:

i cant wait to read the book..sounds like its gonna be good!!!

Gulshan age 12 wrote:

A thriller


'This book will entertain any young teenager, in fact anyone will find the sharp writing and the cliff-hanging chapters an engrossing page turner worthy of any book collection.' The North Devon Journal

'From the sheer joy I can remember getting from reading that book in particular, I’d have to chose it above any other as my favourite book of all time.' Stoke On Trent Sentinel

'Crackling with suspense and daring, this is a fabulous story, showing that a bit of guts will take you a very long way.' Guardian

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