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Snakehead

Written by Anthony Horowitz
Part of the Alex Rider Series

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Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral.

Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider series, put themselves forward to read and review all ten titles. Check out their reviews below and if you click on the link 'Read full review' you will be able to view the reviews for all 10 titles.

Reader Reviews

  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'Another great book by Anthony Horowitz. Not to be missed.'Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'I think that the plot and the idea of the book was interesting and in some places exciting.'Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book set in Australia.'Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A sinister plot to wipe out an entire island for profit but, with his godfather to help him, Alex isn’t facing this mission alone.'Read full review >
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'I thought I might get bored reading Alex Rider books as how can someone come up with even more deadlier missions again and again? I didn’t want to put it down and go to bed.'Read full review >
  • Joseph Kinder, age 11 - 'This seventh book in the Alex Rider series is truly spectacular, with boats, bombs and temples – and with a lot of suspense thrown in on the way.  Horowitz at his best!'Read full review >
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '5/5.  As normal this book doesn't let you down in the excitement stakes.'Read full review >
  • Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Seven Missions. Death. Torture. Alex has blood on his hand. No sooner after landing back on Earth does the poison of the secret services strike back...full of drama, death, fights and action. Again, it’s a mission that is dangerous.'Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Another great adventure for the teenage super spy Alex Rider. This series is the best I have ever read. I would highly recommend this book and the previous six in the series.'Read full review >
  • Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'Very suspenseful, dramatic and a compelling storyline with interesting new characters. Ten out of ten for the sheer suspense build-up!'Read full review >
  • Chloe Mcilroy, age 14 - 'Another fantastic adventure with twists and evil villains!'Read full review >
  • Chloe Shortall - 'I enjoyed this novel, full of action and tension. I especially liked the plot twist in this book.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz

In the seventh book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, teenage spy Alex is forced into the Australian secret service. His target is the criminal underworld of South East Asia, and a ruthless organization known as the Snakehead.

The Alex Rider series has sold over 13 million copies in English and is published in over 28 languages.

The story of Alex Rider, reluctant teen spy in the order of his missions:

2. Point Blanc

5. Scorpia

8. Crocodile Tears

and Russian Roulette - The Alex Rider Prequel

For more news and chat visit the Alex Rider facebook page and find out more about the series and special Alex Rider events at www.alexrider.com

Reviews

The series that has re-invented the spy genre Independent

Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature Michael Morpurgo

Explosive, thrilling, action-packed - Meet Alex Rider Guardian

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz discussed Russian Roulette in a special live event streamed into schools on Monday 16th June. For more information go to www.alexrider.com/horowtizlive or watch it on the window below.

Anthony Horowitz was our Guest Editor in June 2011 - click here to see the books he chose.

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with his highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.

He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielson Author of the Year Award, the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Award.

Anthony has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle’s War.

Anthony Horowitz as a child:
Born in north London, Anthony says, "I think I knew with certainty that I wanted to be a writer around eight." For birthdays, he asked for books, pens and a typewriter. His schooldays were not especially happy, more like something "out of Dickens or Dahl", and one reason he began writing books for young people was "to make up for the shortcomings of my childhood".

As an adult:
Anthony has an unrivalled reputation for getting boys, especially reluctant readers, into books. In 2007, Anthony was singled out by then Education Secretary Alan Johnson as the not-so-secret weapon to get boys reading. In 2008, Anthony was made the National Year of Reading’s first Champion Author due to his regular outreach work to Youth Offenders and Looked After Children throughout the UK.

Things you didn't know about Anthony Horowitz:
1. Anthony began writing because he wanted to be like Tintin.
2. He has travelled to all the places in the Tintin books (except the moon).
3. Snatchmore Hall (in The Switch) is based on the house where Anthony lived as a child. He had a nanny, two cooks, two gardens, a chauffeur … and he hated it.
4. He was sent to a revolting boarding school, Orley Farm, in north London. The headmaster and his wife featured by name in one of his TV episodes. He depicted them as mad Nazis!
5. He takes research for his books very seriously. He has walked across the Andes and visited forbidden criminal enclaves in Hong Kong. For Point Blanc, he climbed – and operated – a 150m crane opposite the Houses of Parliament.
6. He got married in Hong Kong. He didn’t understand the ceremony because it was in Chinese.
7. He spent a year working as a cowboy in Australia. This was for fun – not for a book.
8. His passion is scuba-diving. He has dived all over the world, including Sipadan in the South China Sea, where he saw hammerhead sharks.
9. He has a chocolate-coloured Labrador called Lucky. Lucky by name, but not by nature – the dog has been run over three times!
10. He is a major film fan and goes to the cinema three or four times a week. His favourite film is The Third Man. He is also a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s mysteries.

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Format

Paperback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Anthony Horowitz
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Author's Website

www.anthonyhorowitz.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd April 2015

ISBN

9781406360257

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