“The worst time to feel alone is when you’re in a crowd.”
MI6 assigns Alex Rider, 14, undercover at an elite prep school for teen rebels after two fathers are assassinated. Principal Dr Grief and vicious cigar-smoking Mrs Stellenbosch are the only teachers. All the students act studious, perfect – and identical. When Alex finds the plot, the villains find him, and the mountain peak has only a black ski run escape.
This is the book that got me hooked on the Alex Rider series. Anthony Horrowitz was so clever in making up this story. How he made it sound realistic but I also think it was a bit science fiction-ish but I liked that about it. When a crazy scientist makes clones of himself and replaces sons of multimillionaires with them it sounds impossible right? But not for Anthony Horrowitz.
“No offense, but I’d rather kiss the horse.”
“You’re nothing if you’re not special.”
“It has been the dream of very few men to rule the entire world.
– Dr. Grief”
“So it’s a coincidence. Just like you said. Two rich parents with two rich kids at the same school. They’re both killed in accidents. Why are you so interested?”
“Because I don’t like coincidence,” Blunt replied. “In fact, I don’t believe in coincidence. Where some
people see coincidence, I see conspiracy. That’s my job.”
“There are problems and there are children. It is our aim to separate the two.”
“Alan Blunt got in touch with me and asked me to put you up here for the rest of the week, to pretend that you’re my son. I have to say, you don’t look anything like me.”
“I don’t look anything like myself either,” Alex said.”
“She tried to smile sympathetically, but with her face it wasn’t quite possible.”
“Routine is the one thing the can get you killed. It tells the enemy where you’re going and when you’re going to be there.”
“You’ve already said you were going to kill me,” Alex said, “but I didn’t think that meant you were going to bore me to death.”
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