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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

6th Grade entry - Stormbreaker

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Haydon’s entry. Thanks, Haydon!

Anthony Horowitz
Penguin Group, 234 p.

Alex Rider has lived with his housekeeper, Jack Starbright for seven years. When Alex was a young kid both of his parents died in a tragic plane crash, and now Alex has some how gotten him involved with the M16 Special Operations. Now the M16 wants him to take the place of a winning contestant to get in to Harold Sayle’s House and find out what Harold Sayle is doing to the Stormbreaker computers that he is giving to every school in France. When Alex got in they let him try out a brand new Stormbreaker After Alex was done at the computer he went outside and saw men carrying silver boxes that said R5 on the side. When Alex saw the mysterious boxes he did not know what was about to happen but he had a felling that he might have to save the world once again.

Alex Rider had two parents but they both died in a plane crash. Alex has always loved his uncle, Ian Rider, but one night he did not come home from work but the cops did, with some bad news. If I wear to describe Alex I would describe him as a very brave and resourceful 14-year-old kid. Now that his uncle has died all he has is his housekeeper, Jack Starbright, Which he has lived with for 9 years.

My favorite part in the book is when two quads in a giant field with super tall grass are chasing Alex, and the people on the quads are determined to kill Alex by ether running him over or by shooting Alex down. But he has different ideas, Alex has spotted a bob wire fence that the quads cannot see and both of the quads crash and die. Then Alex takes a quad and starts heading toward Harold Sayles’s house so he is safe. I liked the book most because it had a lot of action, and it had a really good movie that you could watch after you read the book. And I liked the book because it did not go to fast or to slow for the reader.

I would recommend this book to someone who has a lot of time to read because they will not want to put it down. I would also recommend this book to someone who likes a lot of action and a good book.

Submitted by Haydon G.

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