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July 16, 2010

Review: Stormbreaker

2010 Finishes: Books

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Genre: YA, espionage
Pages: 234
Rating: 8.3

Anthony Horowitz is the genius behind Foyle's War, the superlative BBC WWII mystery series. I love Foyle so much that I figured I should give his teen spy novel series a try. And it was pretty good! It's a little more action-centric than most things I like, but it was a quick, fun read. Alex Rider is a young teen who discovers that the uncle who raised him was actually a spy. After the uncle's death, Alex is recruited to carry on his work, even though he's so young. (There's a convoluted explanation for why a kid is necessary for the task, which is infiltrating an evil guy's tech company before he does SOMETHING bad to all the kids in England, via the computers he's giving out to schools.) It's all completely unbelievable, but once I realized that it was deliberately unbelievable and decided to just go along with it, it was fun. And very British, which is always a plus. I mean, it's not Foyle, but unless/until Horowitz starts writing Foyle novels (oh please oh please), I will happily read about Alex Rider.

Posted by Kat at July 16, 2010 11:00 AM
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