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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz


by Anthony Horowitz

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Series: Alex Rider (Book 1)

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The author confesses in an afterword to this book that he was deliberately trying to write James Bond for kids. Not quite, which has me puzzling as to what makes James Bond electric. There's very little charm here, other than the wonderful gadgets. Not one single adult comes off well or even likable. There's a lot of sneering (as an example, check out pg.86.) There's product placement, a particular peeve of mine (see pg. 39) and melodrama "he followed the trail left by a dead man. It was only now that he realized it might lead only to a grave." (pg. 162)

That's it for me. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Snappy plot... Alex finds himself coerced into playing spy after he discovered that his recently deceased uncle died in the course of his spy duties. If you can overlook the idea that a fourteen year old could do what a highly trained man couldn't, it's a fun ride. Alex is highly competent, despite himself, and his skills and quick wit help him win the day against crazy people. ( )
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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. SOFT
  JRCornell | Jan 30, 2019 |
Alex Rider's "Stormbreaker" is a young adult fiction novel written by Anthony Horowitz. I enjoyed this book because it is about a 14 year old boy with a lot thrown his way which I can relate to.

Alex rider was a very good student who wanted to get good grades and to graduate high school. He lived with his uncle. After he lost his uncle to a car accident he was contacted by MI6, a spy company, to recruit him for a mission. While working for them he learns more about his family and there interaction with the spy world.

Alex's mission takes place in Port Tallon. Darrius Sayles latest invention, "the Stormbreaker" is being tested on kids, which makes Alex perfect for this mission. Alex has no clue on how to be a spy, his uncle was teaching him the basics but he never knew he was being trained. When he heads up to Port Tallon to try out the Stormbreaker, When he gets there and then he starts to sneak around to see if he could find anything. Alex's job is to determine the impact of the Stormbreaker.

Port Tallon is a remote Island which makes a prime location for testing a secret invention. Alex goes into this mission knowing nothing but karate. Once he cracked the case a lot was thrown at him. MI6 was greatly proud of how he handled his mission.

While Alex's background in spying is weak this mission pushes Alex to become strong and resourceful Alex went from being an average boring kid, to losing a loved one to become a spy. Alex's life took an unexpected turn. I would recommend this book to anyone because he is only 14 years old with no family no one to look after him. I would give it an eight out of ten. ( )
  Scott.br | Oct 16, 2018 |
As with all Alex Rider books they are great boy books for the young and reliable James Bond wanna be's. Quite the concept of a computer virus. I have really enjoyed this book and recommend it to many! ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
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Anthony Horowitzprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dürr, KarlheinzÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniel, LiamPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, GreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goyat, Annick LeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindforss, PeterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parker, NathanielNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Ewijck, AnnemarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news.
He had torn the fence out of the ground. Alex ran over to the man and examined him. For a moment he thought it might be Yassen, but it was a younger man, dark haired, ugly. The man was unconscious but still breathing. The flamethrower lay extinguished on the ground beside him. Behind him he heard the other bike, some distance away but closing. Whoever these people were, they had tired to run him down, to cut him in half, and to incinerate him. He had to find a way out before they really got serious. (P. 139-140)

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After Alex Rider figured out that his uncle, Ian Rider was a spy, he decided to help his dead uncle complete his mission. He had to do hard and nasty trainings just to get ready for the mission. Alex always became curious when he heard someone say something was going to happen. It always made me nervous because I was afraid that maybe he would get caught by one of the members of the Sayle Enterprises. He's always brave to try out all different sorts of things that his uncle left before when he was still alive. The mission he had to complete was to stop the Stormbreakers, which were computers, to get sent out, because there was computer viruses in those computers. Hope that Alex can complete his mission for his uncle and that way he would know why his uncle died!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142406112, Paperback)

Ten years ago, Anthony Horowitz introduced the world to Alex Rider . . . and now his debut mission is back in a special fully loaded anniversary edition! Packed with bonus material - including a brand new Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:45 -0400)

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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

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