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Snakehead (Alex Rider #7)

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No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure. This time he's working for ASIS - the Australian Secret Service - and his target is the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead.
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published 2007 by Walker Books Ltd
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Loren
Feb 03, 2008 Loren rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 14 year old spies
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Turkan
Anthony Horowitz is without a doubt my favorite author of all time.
i'm sorry i can't tell you much about what happens because i read it ages ago and I LOVED IT!

MY TOP FAVOURITE ALEX RIDER NOVELS:
EAGLE STRIKE
CROCODILE TEARS
SNAKEHEAD


Of course I love all the other ones and i loved reading this one, i think mainly because the evil character in this one is so different and scary sounding and the way (view spoiler)

Also, i am always a fan of the story lin
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Ibby
Dec 31, 2007 Ibby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like action
"Snakehead" was better than I expected. Anthony Horowitz made this book a lot more informative (in the way of Alex's family's past) and with lots of new plot twists. he's gotten kinda redundant in some of his books...

what it's about: Alex Rider is recruited by the Australian intelligence agency to go undercover as an Afghan refugee to find out about a "snakehead" (a network of immigrant smugglers) which is connected to Scorpia, Alex's biggest enemy.
along the way he gets information about his par
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Connor
Mar 13, 2009 Connor rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Calvin and Brady
Recommended to Connor by: Me!
My thoughts about the Alex Rider series changed with every book I read. The first book, Stormbreaker, gave me shivers and totaly amazed me. The second book, Point Blanc, was interesting and I felt weird while I read it, although the end was very good. The third book, Skeleton Key, didn't have much action, but the end was a very cool part. The fourth book, Eagle Strike, was a favorite in the Alex Rider series, and I enjoyed how things played out through the end. The fifth book, Scorpia, was had l ...more
Jayden Wahl
I thought that Snakehead is a very good book. I’m not done reading it yet but I’m pretty close. I would like to read more books by this author. This is one of the bigger books that I have read in my life.

My favorite character is Alex Rider, he is a secret agent trying to figure out who killed his dad. He goes on a mission to get to an island where he heard somebody important is hiding there. He takes a kayak and paddles down a river to go find the island.
My favorite part is when he is paddling
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Nate Morris
The seventh installment of Anthony Horowitz's, Alex Rider series, Snakehead was an amazing book to read and had me wanting to read more and more. In this book the protagonist, Alex Rider, a British teenager that is a specially trained spy goes on another adventure. He travels across the world to find out what the dangerous criminal organization Snakehead is up to. Such places include Australia, Bangkok, and back in his native land of Britain. In the story he meets and greets maybe people that ca ...more
Emerson  Chan
In 7th grade, my friends were reading series of Alex Rider, so I felt that it was going to be an interesting series. This is the 7th book of the series and it is called Snakehead .

Character
The main character is Alex. He is an agent for MI6 and had missions throughout the series. In this mission he has to find more about the gang, Snakehead and defuse a bomb. This mission shows that he is compassionate and brave. In the text MI6 tells Alex about the bomb the text says,"Once again, Alex fell sile
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Alexander Mcglade
Snakehead
by: Anthony Horowitz

In this book Alex is given an opportunity to get to know his Godfather.
Alex is tasked with mission to take down a snakehead operation.
Alex will have to go through an emotional rollercoaster as he tries to find out more about his parents, his uncle ,and him self.

This book was amazing because it had action adventure , and revealed a lot about alex. Alex found out that he had a Godfather ash and he was an active asis agent


I would recommend this book to anyone who has
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Luke Sands
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Zain Tokatly
I choose this book because it is the continuation of the Alex Rider series. The plot of the book is about a 14-year old British boy, named Alex Rider, who found out he has a godfather. The only reason Alex wanted to meet him is because he was the last person to see his parents alive. But Alex has to take a huge chance, and go into a mission with his godfather, Ash. My favorite quote in this book is "You've got an old freind here. I think you ought to meet." I choose this quote because here is a ...more
Nelson Lagiono
Well i decided to read this book because my friend recommended to me because i told him, I am into adventure and action books.

This books fills the space of the male main character. This book is interesting because it is a boy who has to keep himself safe from very dangerous people like a man called Yu, which is his worst enemy.

I think the most interesting character was Alex Rider because he is a spy who had to overcome his parents deaths. He is caught up in a whole lot of problems and has to th
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Tommy Reiss
I read Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz it was the best book I have ever read. Alex Rider is a 14 year old spy and he just wants to be a normal kid after his last mission with Scropia he just wants to go back to school and does not want to be what every kid dreams about until he finds out that he is working with his godfather Ash. But this time he is working with the ASIS or Australian secret service but he can't wait to meet his godfather but at the end of the book he finds out something devastat ...more
Ujwals
Adventure? Check. Drama? Sure. Action? Absolutely. Suspense? Definitely. Great book? Double check! Snakehead is a full package book, with page turning moments, and heart racing chases. Anthony Horowitz was able to very well portray Alex's emotions and feelings through the book. There was always good action that kept you engaged and wanting to read. Though, I felt that sometimes there was too much action and not enough rest time. The novel's plot kept you thinking, as there were many key moments ...more
Sarah Waters
The most action packed Alex Rider novel yet. A real page turner! Some more mature themes in this book. Suited to high school not primary aged students.
Matt :d
I really liked the book, it has a good plot and a lot of action.it kept me on the edge of my seet the whole time :D. It is my favorite book in the series. I feel like this book really made Alex Rider look like a secret agent more than the other books in the series. Becuse he got to actually go on a S.A.S mission to stop Major Yu's plan to create a tsunami using a bomb named "Royal Blue" which was stolen from the British government. But Alex was able to blow it up before it was in place which fo ...more
Karim Jones
I think snake head is sort of the mellow part of the Alex Rider series. I say that only because there’s really not that much action going on throughout the book. In fact the only major action packed “adventure” was in the beginning of Chapter three, “Visa Problems.” But you’ll read more about that, I wouldn't want to spoil the only interesting thing in the book for you. The rest of the book is more of a narration. Basically its more of what Alex is doing. I think the author was just a little bit ...more
Reilly Monahan
I picked this book because it was the next book in the series. The book takes place in thailand australia and the west part of the pacific ocean. In the book a criminal organization called snake head is working with scorpia to try to stop a group of influential figures trying to change the world for the better. the influential figures are all well known celebrities that are having a meeting to compete with the g8 assembly. The criminal organizations want to make their deaths look like a accident ...more
Edgar Kilamyan
I chose this book because I really enjoyed the other ones in the sires and i wanted to read this one to see what happened to Alex after the fall from space from the previous mission. the plot of this story in this book is after Alex reaches earth from space after blowing up ark angle he lands in Australia where he meets his godfather and goes a mission with him to the infamous group snakehead a terrorist organization whose goal is to just make more and more money if it requires even killing. in ...more
Casidhe
Snakehead is quite possibly one of the best books in the Alex Rider series, purely because it brings so much depth to the characters we've familiarized ourselves with over the past few novels.

It's thrilling, engaging, and above all, genuine. We empathize with Alex much more in Snakehead than we ever have in Skeleton Key or Ark Angel precisely because it is through it that we see Alex mature as he struggles with his past, present and future. The other characters are also incredibly well-develope
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Eric
"Snakehead" (Alex Rider #7)by Anthony Horowitz is a somewhat entertaining book that can come across as action packed. Someone as myself, not having read or known about any prequels to this book, didn't know what to expect. Ever since the begging of the book, when the main character Alex Rider fell from the sky in a pod, I had a harder time keeping track of the story. If I could, I would have rather read the books before this one. The main story behind this book is that the Alex is recruited to ...more
Carrie Slager
What is the saddest thing of all?

Wasted talent, of course.

Perhaps I’m getting emotional because I’m watching the last act of Aida as I write this, but the Alex Rider series makes me kind of sad. Anthony Horowitz is an absolutely amazing writer—he can create breath-stopping suspense and throw in some truly unexpected plot twists, but he is wasting this talent on a cliché series. Sure, Alex has a bit more depth by now, but he is still a cardboard cutout. And yes, the plot of Snakehead is exciting,
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Alex Rider crash lands his space capsule in the ocean near Australia, and is immediately recruited by the Australian national police to help stop illegal human trafficking. All set to say no, they offer Alex a plum he cannot resist: working with his father's closest friend and learning more about his parents. While infiltrating the snakehead, Alex uncovers a plot by Scorpio to kill off peaceniks by creating a tidal wave. Alex is helped by his old "friends" in MI6, and has to save the day again.
Linda
I can't say enough good things about this series! They are pure adventure and even though a bit improbable it keeps the interest of the reader with the James Bond-like action.

In previous books teenaged Alex has worked (reluctantly) for the British Secret Service and for the American Secret Service a couple times so when he crash-lands off the coast of Australia it only makes sense that they recruit him for a job with their Secret Service. It's just a routine job- Alex is to accompany an agent a
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Avery
Nov 16, 2014 Avery added it
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Max
The book Snakehead is 388 pages long. It is written by Anthony Horrowitz. It's also a mystery book.

It all started off when Royal Blue got stolen. Alex was in Australia at the time. He of course said yes to go on the mission because his god father Ash was going to be his partner. He wanted to learn more information on his parents and Ash knew Alex's parents. Alex and Ash were disguised as refuges of Australia. They were pretending to be father and son. They were to buy guns and other weapons from
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Porter
I really loved this book. It was super adventurous just like the last 6 books. Anthony Horowitz does a really good job reeling the reader in. I think the author needs to change the plot a little bit from previous books. It is always the same old concept of a madman about to change the world for the "greater good". Alex always has to confront him face to face, and any way, shape or form, kill him. Whether by accident or on purpose, its always the same thing. Other than that, I really loved the bo ...more
Ferial Hameurlaine
Fast-paced and thrilling as usual
Akhil Gopakumar
Another amazing book by Anthony Horowitz. This book is about how Alex Rider goes to a mission to stop the snakehead organisations from doing another mischievous crime. But this mission is different, this time Alex meets his god father ______. He trusted this man well but something terrible happens. If you would like to find out I think it would be best if you read this book.
Carson
The seventh book of the Alex Rider series is snakehead. It is a great book but it feels just like it is a repeat of all of the other books in the series.
It is about Alex Rider getting recruited by ASIS, the Australian secret service. They train him and prepare him to go into South America disguised as and Afghan boy. He goes with his godfather Ash and learns a lot about his parents and their history. He is then sent to a camp in Australia and a lot of drama happens there. It is full of action
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Jon Borah
Jan 09, 2015 Jon Borah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be--in outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret

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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton 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 Coll ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Alex Rider (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Point Blank (Alex Rider, #2)
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  • Scorpia (Alex Rider, #5)
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