Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz

Point BlankJust some good, James-Bond-ian fun, Point Blank is an exciting, thrill ride of a spy story, that grabs you from the first line of the first chapter, and rockets you all the way to the end. Alex Rider is a 14 year old spy who works for MI6, England’s version of the CIA. His latest assignment is to check out what’s going on behind the scenes of the posh, ultra-exclusive French boy’s boarding school, Point Blanc. Outfitted with all kinds of cool spy toys (including a single gold stud he wears in his ear that, if pulled out, becomes a tiny bomb that detonates into a big explosion!) Alex discovers that the evil, red-glasses wearing headmaster and his goony female assistant (who is built like WWF’s former Chyna, but has the face of a bulldog) are using the school in the remote French Alps as a cover-up for a much nastier, diabolical plot to take over the free world!! Evil clones, secret passageways and heart-stopping snowmobile chases are just a few of the close encounters Alex has as he searches for the truth hidden in the walls of Point Blanc. And the ending is a kick-ass cliff hanger that can only be answered in a follow-up sequel that I can’t wait to read! If you become as hooked on Alex’s “Alias”-like existence, be sure to read about how he first came to work for MI6 in Horowitz’s first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker.

14 thoughts on “Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz

  1. I havnt read all of point blank but its really good so far I realy recomend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I think alex rider books rock ANd im a girl sooo hmm shouldnt it be on like a “teen meets book ” kinda thing?

  3. Agreed, Daphne. I’m a girl and I heart Alex Rider, too! I just put him in this boy book list so boys will find him. My experience has been that girls find him with no trouble:)

  4. the books are relly good i like everything about them i like the plots and all the characters i recommend it to everyone =D

  5. Hi Amber,

    yes, there are several more Alex Rider titles, you can find them on amazon or by just googling Alex Rider books.

  6. I love all the Alex Rider books. The plot, the characters just how the whole way Anthony sets the book up. One minute I am scared to death, but I always have a feeling Alex can get out ;-). One of my favorite parts in Point Blank though has to be the train incident, I was suprised Alex didn’t kiss her! lol

  7. Due to content would you consider the series Jr. High or High School material? Or simply at what age is this book appropriate?

  8. Hi Christina,

    In my experience, these books are fine for 6th grade and up. But that’s based on my NYC, private school library patrons:)

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