As a special preview for MAKE’s upcoming Alex Rider Dream Gadget Contest, we’re giving away two copies of Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz, part of the Alex Rider series! Just leave a comment in this post and tell us why you or your kid(s) needs one of these books. That’s all you need to do to enter! Please make sure you include your email address in the comment form field (it won’t be published). All eligible comments will be closed by Noon PST on Sunday, November 8th. The winners will be announced next week on the site. Good luck! For a sneak peak at Eagle Strike, check out a sample chapter at MAKE.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • CindyLou

    I just love this series! I stock the bookcase in my classroom, and try to read all of the books before I put them out. The Alex Rider series is something I frequently recommend to my students.

  • Missy Ann

    Because my 12 yr old loves the series and it’ll be a Christmas present this year.


    Loves the series and needs this one. It would make a nice present too.
    shopgurl101 AT gmail DOT com

  • SamanthaG

    I’m a huge fan of the books, in fact everyone in my family reads them so the books get frequently passed around. I also love Anthony Horowitz and have read most his book, especially his Power of Five books (defiantly worth a read)
    After the cliff hanger in the last book i’m dying to find out what happens with Alex!

  • Fleur

    Sounds good (^.-)

  • Lorene

    My son is not an enthusiastic reader so I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a series that might interest him. I’d love to try this one (and probably will whether I win or not!).


    My nephew loves to read and goes through books and series faster than we can find good ones to steer him towards. On top of that, his name is Alex so I think that will add another fun level of interest to these books.