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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 is there more to it than meets the eye?

Reader's Reviews


Brilliant intro to a brilliant series!!!!


Very good. It is highly unrealistic, but is very fun! Alex just lurches from one danger to another; the author seems to have crammed in as many as he possibly can! Very good, and very exciting!


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 12+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

Guns and shooting, quite a few scary moments when Alex is about to get killed, although he always miraculously survives.

Alex has learnt karate, and knocks about three people out using it.

Occasional swearing.

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