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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony…

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) (edition 2006)

by Anthony Horowitz (Author)

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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.
Title:Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)
Authors:Anthony Horowitz (Author)
Info:Puffin Books (2006), 304 pages
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Alex Rider is told that his uncle, Ian, has been killed in a car crash, but Alex doesn't believe it. When he finds the car that was supposedly wrecked at a local junkyard, the only thing wrong with it are the bullet holes in the windshield. After he is almost crushed in the car, Alex meets Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones who tell him that his father didn't work for a bank. He was an MI6 agent, and they want Alex to take his place. When Alex refuses, they threaten to send his caregiver, Jack, back to America and send him to an institution. Alex has no choice but to do what they ask.

Stormbreaker is the action packed first book in the Alex Rider series. Right away we learn that Alex has skills that Ian taught him preparing him for whatever might come, so he isn't completely unskilled. What we don't learn much about is Alex's personality. There isn't much time for Alex to show grief or for his character to be developed. Also none of the other characters in the story are well developed either. Even though, this story packs a punch with the amount of action and adventure squashed into a small number of pages, some of it is over the top and difficult to believe. Overall, however, Stormbreaker is a fun adventure and terrific beginning to this series. 3 1/2 stars. ( )
  ftbooklover | Jan 12, 2022 |
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 | Nov 11, 2021 |
Stormbreaker is about an ordinary 14-year old boy who turns into a super spy. It’s like James Bond for kids. The plot is amazing. It’s super fast-paced and suspenseful. It’s a great book for children (elementary/middle school), and it is sure to keep action-lovers reading for a while. The story begins when Alex’s unce is killed in a “car accident,” but there are bullet holes in his car. Alex knows something is up with the story. He soon finds out that his uncle was working with the British intelligence agency, MI6. MI6 takes Alex in to pick up where his uncle left off in a mission. The only issue I had with this book is that Alex got way too lucky way too often, and it made it pretty unbelievable; however, for the target audience this will likely not matter. ( )
  HaydenC123 | Nov 5, 2021 |
Alex Rider is basically like that 90's cartoon series "James Bond Jr." There's lots of action and it's fun to see undercover secret agent stories unfold from a kid's perspective. An easy read and one I recommend for middle school aged children that will also keep the parents attention. ( )
  doerrhb | Oct 31, 2021 |
Thoroughly implausible and fun. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
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Dürr, KarlheinzÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniel, LiamPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, GreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goyat, Annick LeTranslatorsecondary 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 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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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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