I'll admit it: sometimes I read fluff for pure enjoyment! I don't try to analyze the characters or find any earth-shattering themes. I just turn off my judgment and enjoy a good adventure. Stormbreaker, the first book in Anthony Horowitz's popular series about Alex Rider, is a fun romp through the fast-paced life of an accidental teenage spy, complete with karate moves, cool gadgets, and death-defying risks - all in the name of saving the world.
Horowitz himself invites the comparison of Alex Rider to James Bond, and if you are a fan of the Bond franchise, this book would be a fun way to imagine what your life might be like as an MI6 spy. Recommended to guys in 7th-8th grade looking for a fun diversion.