Title: Stormbreaker

Author: Anthony Horowitz

IBSN: 0142406112

Publisher: Penguin Group, Inc

Copyright Date: 2006

Genre: Spy novel

Reading Level: 5th grade

Interest Age: 12 yrs+

Challenge Issues: This book contains some violence.

Curriculum Ties: N/A

Information about author: Anthony Horowitz was born on April 5, 1956. He is English and was born to a wealthy family. He attended the University of York. He received his Bachelors degree in English.

Horowitz has written a variety of genres. He has written graphic novels, adult novels, and young adults novels. He has multiple book series including Groosham Grange, Alex Rider, The Diamond Brothers, Pentagram, and The Power of Five. Some of his adult novels are Mindgame and The Killing Joke.

Plot Summary: Alex Rider is a young boy who is also a spy. He learns that his guardian and uncle, Ian Rider, has died. Although he is told that his death occurred as part of an accident, he believes otherwise. He understands that he must investigate his uncle’s death. While investigating his uncle’s death, he embarks on a series of action packed adventures.

Critical Evaluation: This book is written as an action book and it achieves its goal. This book has the reader catching their breath in excitement over the next action packed event.

Reader’s annotation: If you like action, you will love Stormbreaker.

Book talk ideas: Alex Rider is symonyms with action. Alex Rider is like a miniature double “O” seven. In Stormbreaker, Alex Rider tries to find out who killed his uncle, Ian Rider. Along the way he discovers evil plots.

Why did you include this book?: This book will incite boys into reading novels.

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