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MI6 assigns Alex Rider, 14, undercover at an elite prep school for teen rebels after two fathers are assassinated. Principal Dr Grief and vicious cigar-smoking Mrs Stellenbosch are the only teachers. All the students act studious, perfect – and identical. When Alex finds the plot, the villains find him, and the mountain peak has only a black ski run escape.

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Paperback, 274 pages
Published
2001
by Penguin Puffin

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Original Title
Point Blanc

ISBN
0142406120
(ISBN13: 9780142406120)

Edition Language
English

URL
http://www.alexrideradventures.com

Series
Alex Rider #2

Characters
Alex Rider , Alan Blunt , Jack Starbright , Smithers , Dr Grief …more , Mrs Jones …less

setting
French Alps

(France)

London, England

(United Kingdom)


Literary Awards
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Grade 6-9 (2004) , Askew’s Children’s Book Award

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    Lola

    Dec 27, 2015

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    Seriously loved the turn of events at the end. And the suspense!

    However, this reminded me a lot of an episode from Totally Spies called ”Dolphin Drama” in which Alex is enrolled by her parents in a fancy boarding school where scientists extract people’s wits… although in this case it’s more about the body than what is inside of it.

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    Lola

    Oct 21, 2017

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    In this new mission, Alex Rider has to infiltrate a secretive boarding school for spoiled teenage kids of rich parents who need a little bit of etiquette.

    So Alex Rider takes on a new identity… and personality! Indeed, he is required to blend in – act spoiled, wear dirty clothes, be unpolite, etc. I must say, if spying as a career does not work out in the end for this young man, he could surely become an actor.

    I mean, he is really, really good at making people see what they want to see and not wh
    In this new mission, Alex Rider has to infiltrate a secretive boarding school for spoiled teenage kids of rich parents who need a little bit of etiquette.

    So Alex Rider takes on a new identity… and personality! Indeed, he is required to blend in – act spoiled, wear dirty clothes, be unpolite, etc. I must say, if spying as a career does not work out in the end for this young man, he could surely become an actor.

    I mean, he is really, really good at making people see what they want to see and not who he truly is. But at the same time, if spying as a career does not work out for him, it’s because it’s killed him, so there wouldn’t be a possibility for a career switch, now would there?

    Just like its predecessor, POINT BLANK is full of mystery, action and danger. It was good to see Alex Rider make a friend, even if of short duration. He says he has friends at school, but that’s just words without proof of friendly interaction with someone else of his own age. I guess I’m concerned for his well being.

    I can’t help but want to continue following his adventures. I feel as though he deserves someone to be there with him, because he is almost always alone. Why should that person not be me? Oh God, Lola, relax, he’s fourteen! But I can’t help it, Alex Rider so needs a hug, especially after what Alan Blunt did to him. Vile man? Vile man.

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    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sep 18, 2012

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    Point Blanc = Point Blank (Alex Rider, #2), Anthony Horowitz
    Point Blanc is the second book in the Alex Rider series, written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2001 and in North America on April 15, 2002, under the alternate title: Point Blank.
    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم ماه مارس سال 2010 میلادی
    عنوان: نقطه سیاه، در آلپ مرگ منتظر الکس رایدر است؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: تینا فلاحتی نوین؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، ایرانبان، 1389، در 250 ص،

    Point Blanc = Point Blank (Alex Rider, #2), Anthony Horowitz
    Point Blanc is the second book in the Alex Rider series, written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2001 and in North America on April 15, 2002, under the alternate title: Point Blank.
    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم ماه مارس سال 2010 میلادی
    عنوان: نقطه سیاه، در آلپ مرگ منتظر الکس رایدر است؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: تینا فلاحتی نوین؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، ایرانبان، 1389، در 250 ص، جلد 2 مجموعه آلکس رایدر، شابک: 9789642980666؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان و نوجوانان از نویسندگان انگلیسی – قرن 21 م
    ا. شربیانی

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    Ryan Buckby

    Sep 18, 2017

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    The worst time to feel alone is when you’re in a crowd.

    I really enjoyed the second book in this series much more than i did the first one, it just stepped itself up from the first one. I now have more of an understanding of this world and the main character Alex Rider.

    Plot: this book picks up a couple of months after the first book ended and Alex is trying to live a normal life and attend school, however this doesn’t last long when MI6 needs his help and he is soon going undercover in a priva
    The worst time to feel alone is when you’re in a crowd.

    I really enjoyed the second book in this series much more than i did the first one, it just stepped itself up from the first one. I now have more of an understanding of this world and the main character Alex Rider.

    Plot: this book picks up a couple of months after the first book ended and Alex is trying to live a normal life and attend school, however this doesn’t last long when MI6 needs his help and he is soon going undercover in a private school. This story went in a total different direction than i was expecting it to go in and i was honestly surprised. Anthony really knows how to write crazy good villains and it shows with the two main villains in this book because they are both all sorts of crazy and i would not like to face them myself.

    The characters were more funnier, the plot was action packed and evolved for me since the first book and i’m thankful that happened. All the settings and and scenes went into more depth that i was wanting this story to have and man did the author deliver because it was brilliantly done.

    I would love for Alex to have maybe two friends to help him with his adventures because its still one thing for me thats missing from this series and i hope in book three i get to see another person help Alex on his adventure.

    I enjoyed this book, the ending of this book was crazy good and i know i didn’t enjoy stormbreaker but this second book point blank really saved it for me and i will definitely continue on with this series after this strong second book.
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    Skip

    Feb 11, 2012

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    Liked this better than Stormbreaker, because the involvement of a 14-year old spy seemed more credible, but perhaps it just took a second book? Alex Rider is coerced to masquerade as a hell child of a magnate to enter a prestigious school, where miscreants are re-educated. When two parents die under unusual circumstances, MI6 decides something is wrong there. Alex is sent to a mountaintop in Switzerland, where he is basically on his own to discover what is rotten there and uncovers a devious plo
    Liked this better than Stormbreaker, because the involvement of a 14-year old spy seemed more credible, but perhaps it just took a second book? Alex Rider is coerced to masquerade as a hell child of a magnate to enter a prestigious school, where miscreants are re-educated. When two parents die under unusual circumstances, MI6 decides something is wrong there. Alex is sent to a mountaintop in Switzerland, where he is basically on his own to discover what is rotten there and uncovers a devious plot by a sociopath. Addendum: Great murder at the beginning involving a holographic projection of an elevator in an empty shaft!!
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    Jerry

    Apr 06, 2018

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    Synopsis: After completing his first mission with MI6, teenage spy Alex Rider is sent on another quest: to discover the truth about Point Blank, a school for troubled youth. Posing as the son of a wealthy businessman, Alex goes to the school, only to be weirded out by what he sees. What secret could the director of Point Blank be hiding?

    The Good: Anthony Horowitz’s writing is great, as usual, and there was a real sense of menace and suspense throughout the novel.

    The Bad: It could have used a lit
    Synopsis: After completing his first mission with MI6, teenage spy Alex Rider is sent on another quest: to discover the truth about Point Blank, a school for troubled youth. Posing as the son of a wealthy businessman, Alex goes to the school, only to be weirded out by what he sees. What secret could the director of Point Blank be hiding?

    The Good: Anthony Horowitz’s writing is great, as usual, and there was a real sense of menace and suspense throughout the novel.

    The Bad: It could have used a little more action.

    Content Concerns:
    Sex:
    Alex leers at a teenage girl in a bikini, but only in a “PG” way; a brief reference to a man and woman who aren’t married being in bed together.
    Nudity: A teenage girl is said to be wearing a bikini more than once.
    Language: Three or four uses of the h-word; one use of “bloody”.
    Violence: Two or three chapters of intense, but non-graphic, action; a gruesome operation is described (view spoiler) [, but doesn’t actually happen (hide spoiler) ].
    Drugs: Smoking is referenced; Alex brings down a known drug dealer.
    Frightening/Intense Scenes: Creepy villain; more than one character almost dies; emotional intensity.
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    সালমান হক

    Dec 27, 2015

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    own-it ,
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    thrillling-thrillers ,
    ya-male-pov

    টিনেজ উইজারড, ডেমিগড, ভযামপায়ার এসব এর কাহিনী পড়তে পড়তে আসলেও একটু বোরিং বোরিং লাগছিল। একটু রিয়েলিসটিক কিছু পড়তে ইচছে করছিল। তখন ই মনে হল পয়েনট বলযাংক এর কথা। আমাদের টিনেজ জেমস বনড। 🙂
    এবং নিরাশ হতে হয়নি। বরং সিরিজটার পরতি আগরহ আরো বহুগুণে বেড়ে গেল। বই এর শুরু থেকে শেষ -পুরোটা মনোযোগ ধরে রাখতে বাধয। আদরশ সপাই থরিলার। শুরুতে পলট টা হয়ত তেমন কিছু মনে হবে না, কিনতু একটু পরেই একদম মাথা ঘুরিয়ে দেয়ার মত পলট বের হয়ে আসবে। লেখক আসলেই অনেক ভাল লেখেন।
    একশন, সপাই গযাজেট, ধাওয়া-ধাওয়ি মিলিয়ে পারফেকট একটা ব

    টিনেজ উইজার্ড, ডেমিগড, ভ্যাম্পায়ার এসব এর কাহিনী পড়তে পড়তে আসলেও একটু বোরিং বোরিং লাগছিল। একটু রিয়েলিস্টিক কিছু পড়তে ইচ্ছে করছিল। তখন ই মনে হল পয়েন্ট ব্ল্যাংক এর কথা। আমাদের টিনেজ জেমস বন্ড। 🙂
    এবং নিরাশ হতে হয়নি। বরং সিরিজটার প্রতি আগ্রহ আরো বহুগুণে বেড়ে গেল। বই এর শুরু থেকে শেষ -পুরোটা মনোযোগ ধরে রাখতে বাধ্য। আদর্শ স্পাই থ্রিলার। শুরুতে প্লট টা হয়ত তেমন কিছু মনে হবে না, কিন্তু একটু পরেই একদম মাথা ঘুরিয়ে দেয়ার মত প্লট বের হয়ে আসবে। লেখক আসলেই অনেক ভাল লেখেন।
    একশন, স্পাই গ্যাজেট, ধাওয়া-ধাওয়ি মিলিয়ে পারফেক্ট একটা বই।

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    Sarah

    Nov 15, 2011

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    This is the book that got me hooked on the Alex Rider series. Anthony Horrowitz was so clever in making up this story. How he made it sound realistic but I also think it was a bit science fiction-ish but I liked that about it. When a crazy scientist makes clones of himself and replaces sons of multimillionaires with them it sounds impossible right? But not for Anthony Horrowitz.

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    Hayat

    Jan 04, 2015

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    3.5 Kick ass stars

    I read this book a long time ago and enjoyed it a lot especially because the main character is a fourteen years old male devoid of the usual teenage angst. This book is the second in the Alex Rider series where Alex is a spy in training for MI6. During the course of his training Alex learns more about the world and uncovers a potentially deadly secret which leads our hero into a daring adventure. This was a fun and entertaining book with likeable characters and fantastic action
    3.5 Kick ass stars

    I read this book a long time ago and enjoyed it a lot especially because the main character is a fourteen years old male devoid of the usual teenage angst. This book is the second in the Alex Rider series where Alex is a spy in training for MI6. During the course of his training Alex learns more about the world and uncovers a potentially deadly secret which leads our hero into a daring adventure. This was a fun and entertaining book with likeable characters and fantastic action.
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    emi

    Sep 18, 2016

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    These are addicting. I think I am gonna read the third one before I go to bed.

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    Nikki

    Feb 05, 2012

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    4.5 Stars. Part young Bond, part MacGyver and totally awesome! I love Alex’s dry wit, and his reluctance to be a super spy. It sets the series a part and makes it so fun. This one was a tiny bit predictable, so not quite a 5 star read for me. But this is probably the 5th or so time I’ve read this book since I was a teenager, and I love it every time.

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    Veiledhorizon

    Jul 16, 2016

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    Such as fast-paced suspense-filled book! I loved every page of this book!! Alex is such a funny and witty character and, this is such an interesting series that I think I will never get bored of. Can’t wait to read the next book!

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    Lila Kims

    Dec 09, 2017

    rated it
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    It took me 27 days to read this not-even-300-page book. BUT I REALLY LIKED IT, I PROMISE. IT’S NOT THE BOOK’S FAULT AT ALL.

    I really like the action – I swear, there’s never a dull moment. If you want a break from slow-burning plots, pick up Alex Rider.

    Alex has a dry sense of humor. Alex is smart. Alex is super brave – or maybe he’s super stupid, who can tell?

    Either way, Alex is awesome.

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    Bridget

    Feb 01, 2011

    rated it
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    Recommends it for:
    People who like teen spies
    Recommended to Bridget by:
    My guts
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    That ending was badass. I’m just saying.

    Point Blanc stepped up one notch from Stormbreaker. Where in Stormbreaker Alex Rider started out being innocent and just a normal school boy, and ended up as a boy interested in spy work, in Point Blanc he changes so much more. I won’t say how because it will spoil everything, but it is visible, and it I am looking very much forward to see how he will change over the course of the books.

    Alex started out as the same boy we left – interested in being a spy
    That ending was badass. I’m just saying.

    Point Blanc stepped up one notch from Stormbreaker. Where in Stormbreaker Alex Rider started out being innocent and just a normal school boy, and ended up as a boy interested in spy work, in Point Blanc he changes so much more. I won’t say how because it will spoil everything, but it is visible, and it I am looking very much forward to see how he will change over the course of the books.

    Alex started out as the same boy we left – interested in being a spy and not really able to forget what he has been through. He was having a hard time concentrating in school because really, when having been through the adventure he has, it must be hard to go back to school. So when M16 calls for him again he ends up saying yes, even though the assignment sounds boring and they must use a little blackmail. In the end he probably wouldn’t have been able to say no – he was practically calling for a new adventure, and boy do he get one.

    He has to pretend to be David Friend, a man with a lot of money’s son, and go to the prestigious finishing school for rich and famous people’s delinquent sons. But something is wrong there, and Alex senses it from day one, starting with that there are way too many guards with guns for a school with only seven students, and that two of the four floors are totally closed for the boys. Also the fact that the supposed drug taking, stealing boys all behave like angels except for one.

    It was quite easy to guess what was going on, and that is also why I’m only giving it four stars. There was a chapter where Alex wasn’t awake, but we heard about what happened, and it gave away too much. (view spoiler) [Combined with the name Gemini, it all became way too easy to figure everything out ahead of Alex. (hide spoiler) ] But even though, the plot advanced nicely and there really wasn’t any time to be bored. Alex really had an adventure this time, and there was action all the time (view spoiler) [and really, how badass isn’t it to use an ironing board as a sort of snowboard? I mean come on, seriously, that was so badass! (hide spoiler) ] I personally was hooked from page one. Of course there wasn’t that much happening in the beginning because the book and Alex as a person had to be introduced, but after just a few pages the action suddenly stars and it just doesn’t stop again. There are few moments where you as a reader can relax, and that was just so nice. I like action-packed books if they are written nicely and the pace is well-done and this one excelled at just that.

    The prose was great. I never found anything awkward. It is clear that it’s written for teenagers but that was to be expected, so nothing bad to say about that.

    Overall, I really liked this book and am looking very much forward to reading Skeleton Key!
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    Rose

    Jul 31, 2011

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    Mix James Bond Junior with a crazy brain-washed boardingschool in France. Add hilarious equipment and some crazy badass skills on snowboard, and then you’ll have Point Blanc.

    The first 150 pages was one big summary of the former book, Stormbreaker, which made me leaning to three stars. But in the end, Point Blanc was far better than Stormbreaker, because, unlike Stormbreaker, Point Blanc had a big kickass-escape-scene filled with action. I was all fired up, but this book made me hold my breath fo
    Mix James Bond Junior with a crazy brain-washed boardingschool in France. Add hilarious equipment and some crazy badass skills on snowboard, and then you’ll have Point Blanc.

    The first 150 pages was one big summary of the former book, Stormbreaker, which made me leaning to three stars. But in the end, Point Blanc was far better than Stormbreaker, because, unlike Stormbreaker, Point Blanc had a big kickass-escape-scene filled with action. I was all fired up, but this book made me hold my breath for a while (view spoiler) [because i thought that Alex was dead in chapter fifth teen (hide spoiler) ]

    Though, i’m not rating it 5 stars, because the book was a little too predictable. I had figured it all out before Alex. That makes him a foolish spy or me a badass herione *giggle*

    I will definitely keep reading this series, because it’s so entertaining.
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    Angie

    Feb 22, 2014

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Recommends it for:
    YA fiction fans, spy adventure fans
    Recommended to Angie by:
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    young-adult ,
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    I loved this one even more than the first. Alexonce again is thrown into a dangerous situation by the increasingly nasty and hateful Alan Blunt. This time he is sent undercover to a school in the French mountains.

    The story is exciting and I think that both adults as well as kids will love it. I like the character of Alex, so resourceful and thinking fast on his feet. I’ve already got book 3 on its way.

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    Trisha

    Apr 29, 2015

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    This is the second Alex Rider book that I’ve read and been completely surprised by how much I like it.

    Alex’s initial stunt to get him back in everyone’s radar shocked me! What was he thinking.

    But from there, although I had reservations about how his assignment was possible to pull off, I think the story did a great job of pulling us through.

    The end wasn’t a huge surprise but it was action packed and full of adventure. I look forward to reading more of the series.

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    Weston Conaway

    Nov 17, 2016

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    it was amazing

    I give this book an “A” plus! This book was full of suspense, and excitement. I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I loved how the M16 spy agency sends a 14 year boy on a deathly mission. Through the story there are a lot of twists and turns. Alex faces many close calls of giving up his identity, but he might not get so lucky in the end!

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    Lazybee

    May 17, 2015

    rated it
    it was ok

    A novel for children. There isn’t an element which can capture the heart of a adult or young adult. But I am sure that the children will be captivated.

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    Suzannah Seerden

    Jul 12, 2018

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    it was amazing

    So good , Anthony Horowitz really knows how to get the read glued to this series

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    Yulia

    Nov 03, 2014

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    it was amazing

    On one hand I liked this book more than the first one, on the other hand I found it way more creepy. Although that’s probably just me.

    So this is the second book in the Alex rider series and again, the characters are pretty cool, the adventure is awesome, and well the gadgets speak for themselves.

    This book is about a mission in the french Alps, because there seems to be something fishy about a finishing school built inside a mental asylum.

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    Ok first of all, how creepy was tha
    On one hand I liked this book more than the first one, on the other hand I found it way more creepy. Although that’s probably just me.

    So this is the second book in the Alex rider series and again, the characters are pretty cool, the adventure is awesome, and well the gadgets speak for themselves.

    This book is about a mission in the french Alps, because there seems to be something fishy about a finishing school built inside a mental asylum.

    ***** SPOILERS *****

    Ok first of all, how creepy was that ending?? It’s probably just me, because cloning and all things futuristic just tend to really freak me out but like, I did NOT like how we don’t really know if that was the real Alex that walked away from that school!! I mean obviously it has to be because there are like 8 more books.. (And I may or may not have checked the beginning of the next one) But still!! That was creepy…

    I was hoping to see more of that Russian assassin in this one.. But he wasn’t there.. Oh well.

    I’ve realised that I got kinda attached to Wolf so I hope there’s more of him too. I think that’s just because I read the graphic novel though, because I just have this very clear image of him and that always helps with liking a character..

    Which leads me to a problem I had with the description of Mrs Stellenbosch. I did not manage to picture what she looked like. Basically all I could see was this huge bodybuilder person with a high pitched voice, but I could NOT picture her wearing any of those evening dresses! I mean really, how would that even look on her… There’s only so much my imagination can make up..

    Anyway… That’s the end of rant I guess.
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    Noella

    Nov 04, 2015

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    The scene is set with the murder of a wealthy businessman, Roscoe. We watch as Roscoe is murdered. Gosh it was chilling! Next, we follow Alex as he damages police headquarters while tailing a dealer who has been selling drugs to kids at his school. MI6 intervenes with the police’s charges and sends Alex undercover to Point Blanc, a reform school in the Alps, where apparently Roscoe’s son goes. Alex uncovers sinister things going on within the school.
    Point Blanc was an action-packed, adventurous

    The scene is set with the murder of a wealthy businessman, Roscoe. We watch as Roscoe is murdered. Gosh it was chilling! Next, we follow Alex as he damages police headquarters while tailing a dealer who has been selling drugs to kids at his school. MI6 intervenes with the police’s charges and sends Alex undercover to Point Blanc, a reform school in the Alps, where apparently Roscoe’s son goes. Alex uncovers sinister things going on within the school.
    Point Blanc was an action-packed, adventurous and suspenseful book. I liked Mr Blunt’s observation: “Most schoolboys dream of being a spy. With Alex, we have a spy who dreams of being a schoolboy.” It would be interesting to find out whether Alex’s views change as the series progresses!

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    Bianca

    Aug 04, 2013

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    Woah, talk about suspense! This book was packed with nonstop action and I loved every single minute of it. The scenes are perfectly set up, giving insight from various perspectives to really establish the events. It was ingenious! I could really imagine everything that was going on – it was as if I was watching a movie. The whole plot was brilliant and keeps you guessing throughout. How Anthony Horowitz comes up with these original conspiracies and ideas, I just don’t know. What I do know is tha
    Woah, talk about suspense! This book was packed with nonstop action and I loved every single minute of it. The scenes are perfectly set up, giving insight from various perspectives to really establish the events. It was ingenious! I could really imagine everything that was going on – it was as if I was watching a movie. The whole plot was brilliant and keeps you guessing throughout. How Anthony Horowitz comes up with these original conspiracies and ideas, I just don’t know. What I do know is that I’ll definitely keep reading this series!
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    Kathleen

    Apr 13, 2014

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    It’s 007 for children and I very much enjoyed reading it. Of course, the problem that arose was something that would cause international crisis but the plot was rather simple which is appropriate for the target age group. I think I understand why the movie did not continue on following the series but I think it would have still been a fun watch.

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    Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)

    Aug 16, 2015

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    Just as good as I remembered!

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    Zanna

    Oct 08, 2015

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    Read with one of my students. Went down very well.

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    Carson

    Jan 21, 2018

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    it was amazing

    The book took place in several locations. First, he was in Brooklyn, New York, then he was assigned to go to a rich family’s house in Lancashire. Finally, he was flown to France where he was “attending” a reformatory school. The point of view that was portrayed was third person limited (refers to the main character as “him” or by name, and the narrator is only able to expose the main character’s thoughts and observations). The major characters’ names are Alex Rider(main), Alan Blunt, Dr.Grief(s)
    The book took place in several locations. First, he was in Brooklyn, New York, then he was assigned to go to a rich family’s house in Lancashire. Finally, he was flown to France where he was “attending” a reformatory school. The point of view that was portrayed was third person limited (refers to the main character as “him” or by name, and the narrator is only able to expose the main character’s thoughts and observations). The major characters’ names are Alex Rider(main), Alan Blunt, Dr.Grief(s)(all 17 of them), agent Wolf (codename), Mrs. Jones, Skoda, Fiona. Sir David, Rufus, Henry, Max, Bartholomew, Fred, James Sprintz, Mrs.Stellenbosch, Tom, Hugo Vries, and Joe Canterbury. While I was reading the book I felt the mood was intense because a lot of observations that raised many questions that I couldn’t wait to find the answers for. The central conflict is that two boys of very powerful men have died while attending the same reformatory school that was assigned to Alex. Alan Blunt, the director of the spy organization, gets suspicious and sends Alex undercover to check it out.
    This book was very satisfying. I love the fact that Alex gets all the “world threatening” jobs and he always seems to think around every problem that exceeds him. I also think it’s funny how the author makes the villains so insane, like they’ve absolutely gone mad with power. One strength this book has is the evil scheme. It’s so out of the box, yet if you think about it, it could work and nobody would know the real reason why it is pure genius. Another is when he escapes the rich kids’ shooting party, jams the super rare shotgun, and throws it into the lake to show them that just because their family is rich, doesn’t mean that they can hurt people and get away with it.
    This book left me with the impression that Alex rider is way too good at his job to the point where he can handle problem after problem like a shredder shreds one piece of paper at a time. I recommend this book to anyone who likes action books with undercover investigations and big reveals.

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    Oct 27, 2017

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    I read the book Alex rider, Point Blanc, the second book in the series. And I really liked this book, it kept me on my toes and to wanting to read more. Overall It was a good, action packed, book.
    The main setting of the the book was the school, Point Blanc, located somewhere in the French Alps. The story is told by Alex in first person. Some of the main characters are Alex, of course, Dr. Greiff, Mrs. Stellenbosch, Alan Blunt, and James Sprintz. Most of the conflict is between Alex and M16 vs.

    I read the book Alex rider, Point Blanc, the second book in the series. And I really liked this book, it kept me on my toes and to wanting to read more. Overall It was a good, action packed, book.
    The main setting of the the book was the school, Point Blanc, located somewhere in the French Alps. The story is told by Alex in first person. Some of the main characters are Alex, of course, Dr. Greiff, Mrs. Stellenbosch, Alan Blunt, and James Sprintz. Most of the conflict is between Alex and M16 vs. Point Blanc Academy. The M16 sent Alex into the academy undercover to to figure out what’s going on there. Alex is the perfect fit for the job, because he’s just a typical 15 year old boy. They knew something fishy was happening at the academy, but they weren’t positive they knew what it was. The school is for 15 year old sons, that cause way too much trouble of, extremely rich parents. Only a few kids get in.
    I think the author did a good job, It was well written and very entertaining. The strengths of the book: Entertaining, action packed, and very interesting, keeps you reading. The weaknesses are: Took quite a long time to get to the climax, but very good. Im sure the author was never a secret agent, but it the book was still good. I do agree with the ending, it was a great way to get the reader to read the next book.
    Overall I thought the book was great, I would also recommend the book to all readers looking for a good spy/secret agent type book. It kept me on my toes and asking myself questions.

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    Yazlina Saduri

    Jun 04, 2018

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    Unfortunately I read this before Stormbreaker. Just took the book from the stack of three and read. Actually liked the character. A 14 year old spy sounds cool and definitely refreshing minus the romance usually accompanying spy thrillers. Like Mrs Jones, I too feel like I was getting attached to Alex after some time. The thought of Mrs Stomach-bag in pink satin nightie is quite chilling. I was hoping for some emotions being shared when the 6 kids at Point Blanc were saved… at least some kind
    Unfortunately I read this before Stormbreaker. Just took the book from the stack of three and read. Actually liked the character. A 14 year old spy sounds cool and definitely refreshing minus the romance usually accompanying spy thrillers. Like Mrs Jones, I too feel like I was getting attached to Alex after some time. The thought of Mrs Stomach-bag in pink satin nightie is quite chilling. I was hoping for some emotions being shared when the 6 kids at Point Blanc were saved… at least some kind of sharing or discussion between Alex and James & Paul Roscoe when they were set free. I thought that is an important element. Sadly, the scene was not there.
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    Mike Jorgensen

    Mar 27, 2017

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    I’m not ashamed to say how much I am enjoying these books as a grown man! They are light and fun. Like the Bond genre, they rarely have life-changing insights although they occasionally dabble with important global/political issues. This one had a far better plot/villain than the first although it does indulge itself with the same type of silliness that runs rampant in Bond novels/films (ex. his friend named “fiona friend”, since he never had to “phone a friend” I’m assuming she’ll reappear in l
    I’m not ashamed to say how much I am enjoying these books as a grown man! They are light and fun. Like the Bond genre, they rarely have life-changing insights although they occasionally dabble with important global/political issues. This one had a far better plot/villain than the first although it does indulge itself with the same type of silliness that runs rampant in Bond novels/films (ex. his friend named “fiona friend”, since he never had to “phone a friend” I’m assuming she’ll reappear in later novels.)
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    Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as “The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century.” (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent
    Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as “The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century.” (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices in 2009.

    On 19 January 2011, the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silk.

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