Parents' Guide to

Stormbreaker: Alex Rider Adventures, Book 1

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

British teen spy saves England in exciting thriller.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 15+

Suicide by gun?!

My child has been reading this in the school library and brought one home. He read it in an hour: book candy: lame! I looked through it and in the Skeleton Key (number 3?) someone shoots himself in the head with a gun on the fourth to the last page and before that, you think he shoots Alex point blank. These are violent, gory, inappropriate and poorly written. No thanks!

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 9+

the book

Love every book but this one is perfect.

This title has:

Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (64):

This thriller is like a Bond movie for kids -- full of action, suspense, thrill-a-minute adventure, gadgets, and a super-competent kid who saves the world through brains, guts, and martial arts. It's very well done and especially good for reluctant readers. It will keep kids enthralled. Don't bother with suspending disbelief: You'll have to stick it in a bag filled with concrete and sink it in the nearest river (or perhaps put it in a tank with a giant poisonous jellyfish, as is done to Alex at one point). But young readers will eat up every second and beg for more.

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