Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker is the first book in the Alex Rider series. Alex Rider is an orphan who is in the care of his uncle, Ian Rider, and the housekeeper, Jack. Alex finds out in the first paragraphs of the book that his uncle was killed in a car accident. The police say he would have lived if he had been wearing his seat belt. That bugs Alex, because he knew that his uncle wore a seat belt at all times. It was one of the only rules Ian had for Alex- no matter how short the ride, wear a seat belt. He is pretty sure Ian did not die in a car accident. But why would the police lie about a banker’s death? Then, there are the strange people at his uncle's funeral, and the truck that took away everything that belonged to Ian. Alex knows something is up, and he is determined to find out how his uncle died. And that leads to many more questions that Alex feels need answers.

Does curiosity kill the cat?
You will have to read the book to find out.
Oh, and after you have read the book, watch the movie.

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