The title of the book that I’m telling you about is Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz. This book is about a boy named Alex, whose uncle had just died in a car crash (or so they say).
He finds out that his uncle was really shot by a man named Y assen Grigorovich. Alex’s uncle, Ian Rider, really worked for MI 6. He was a spy that was hired by MI 6 to figure out the secret behind Herod Sayle and his Stormbreaker computers that he was donating to every school in England. Ian Rider had figured out the secret, but before he could reveal it to MI 6, he was shot and killed.
Alex’s uncle was the only family he had left, and so it deeply affected him. MI 6 decided that they were going to give Alex either the choice of becoming a spy and taking the mission his uncle had, or going to an institution. Alex chose to become a spy. He flies over to Herod Sayle’s house, and after some very daring explorations, he finally finds out Herod Sayle’s dark secret, and tries to set out to stop him without getting killed.
After reading this book, I was really amazed at how good the author described Alex Rider and how realistic he made him sound. I was baffled at how brave Alex was to accept the dangerous mission (p. 55) and become a spy. If I were Alex, I would have rather gone to the institution instead.
I wouldn’t have been valiant enough to pursue the mission than an adult has died from elucidating. Later on in the book, I was annoyed when Nadia Vole, one of Herod Sayle’s employees, tricked Alex into thinking she was on his side. She pulled on a lever which opened a trap door and Alex fell in, ending up in a tank with an enormous and deadly jellyfish (p. 192).
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Right when she said, “I’m feeling dizzy, you go on,” I knew she was tricking him. But, of course, Alex just happened to have the tool that can burn through metal in his pocket, so he used it on the fish tank and it collapsed. I was also surprised that Sayle had implanted the small pox virus into the Stormbreaker computers that he was sending out to every school (p. 186).
That was how he planned to harm everybody in England. I really admire the character of Alex because he is very courageous and intelligent.
At the beginning of the book, Alex wanted to find out if the story about his uncle getting in a car accident was true or not, so he went to the auto wreckage center nearest his house to search for the car. Once he had been searching a lot for the vehicle, he ended up finding it to see it in perfect condition except for bullet holes in the windshield (p. 19).
He heard people coming, so he hid inside the car. Then a big crane picked the car up and starting smashing it in a machine, with Alex still inside! After all the struggling, he managed to get out of the car just before it went through the part of the machine that totally crushes the car into a cylinder (p. 24).
I felt pretty bad for Alex. It must have been hard for him to have to go through a really brutal training camp for something he didn’t even want to do, especially since he had just lost his last family member. He had no idea what was going to happen to him once he survived and conquered the mission – if he could. Alex was able to control his emotions very well despite all that was happening to him. At training camp the people were being very mean to him because he was so young (p.
The word “intelligent” makes me think of the character Herod Sayle. He used to live in the United States, but he lived with a very poor family. Once as he was on the streets, a piano was falling from a tall building and was about to land on a wealthy couple when he saved them. The couple was very grateful, so they took Herod to London where they lived and raised him there. At school people called him names and bullied him because of his size, dark skin, and the fact that he couldn’t speak English well (p.
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He became to hate England and all of the schoolchildren for doing that. The child that bullied him the most grew up to be the prime minister. That’s why he wanted to provide every school with a Stormbreaker computer. It was very smart of Herod Sayle to do that, along with building a humongous building with many employees that were part of the plan. He was going to make the prime minister think that it was a gift to England for giving him a good home, which was very smart of him (p.
Once Alex had stopped the prime minister from clicking the mouse button that would release the virus, Herod Sayle had escaped. As Alex was getting into a cab to take him home, the driver turned around and it was Herod Sayle. He threatened to shoot Alex if he made any move, then drove him to a building and walked him to the top floor, where an unexpected turn occurred (p.
I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who likes realistic fiction and mystery books, because this is a little bit of both. This book kept me interested at every page I read and I anticipated reading the next page. It was very enjoyable and I could never put it down. The first day I read it I read about 120 pages because it was really hooking.
Every chance that I had, I read this book. It is very exciting and there are a lot of adventures in it. That’s the kind of book I like. I like it when a character in a book has to overcome fear with courage and perform a task they never thought they could do. That’s what happens to Alex in this book. At the end, though, he is proud of himself for doing the unimaginable.
This book tells you to try your hardest and you can succeed. Because of this, Alex has overcome his fears and doubts with the valor to defeat the evil with all his strength.