Kids’ Club Review by jack: Stormbreaker : the graphic novel

Stormbreaker : the graphic novelStormbreaker : the graphic novel, by Anthony Horowitz (1955-)

The book begins with Alex Rider learning of the death of his uncle and adopted parent, Ian Rider. He is told that Ian died from being in a car accident where he was not wearing a seatbelt which Alex and his housekeeper find strange. Alex attends the funeral of his deceased where he meets Alan Blunt, who he describes as a boring, emotionless, gray person. Then Alex wags school, and decides to investigate. He discovers his uncle’s car at a wrecking yard, which was not destroyed, but had bullet holes on the windshield. After a near escape from a car crusher, Alex is asked to visit Ian’s former employers, a bank called “Royal & General” that was actually a front for an MI6 spying operation. MI6 head Alan Blunt and his deputy Tulip Jones, informed him that a successful Lebanese built a revolutionary new computer, the Stormbreaker and will give one free to every secondary school in the United Kingdom, accompanied by a grand activation ceremony in the Science Museum (London). MI6, however, were suspicious and had deployed Ian Rider, Alex’s uncle, to investigate. When Ian had become alarmed by the activities he witnessed, he tried to report to MI6. He was assassinated by Yassen Gregorovich on the return to London.

4 stars

Reviewed by jack from Karori, 11 years old

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