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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz


by Anthony Horowitz

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Series: Alex Rider (Book 1)

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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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This book required the sort of willing suspension of disbelief that I do not naturally possess. While an interesting premise, and not badly executed, the plot really left something to be desired in terms of believable details. There is a great deal of standard trope here, with pretty much the entire plot forecast from the beginning. It's perfectly readable though, and I can understand why it would be so popular among its target audience.
  fionaanne | Dec 6, 2019 |
Lots of action, fast paced and violent. If you love spy stories, this is like James Bond for teens.
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  Reyesk9 | Sep 23, 2019 |
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. ( )
1 vote tjsjohanna | Mar 13, 2019 |
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 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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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