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Stormbreaker

Quick Glance

40

incidents


This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 192 page book.

*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.

Author: Anthony Horowitz
Key Words: Fiction, Teen, Spies, Action & Adventure

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Book Description:

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.

The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing from start to finish.

 
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Children's Bad Words

Mild Obscenities and Substitutions - 19 Incidents

h*ll, bully, stupid, bliddy, d*mn

Name Calling - 5 Incidents

stupid clumsy kid, Herod Smell, Goat-boy, the dwarf, stupid

Scatological Terms - 2 Incidents

bl**dy (swear word)

bl**dy (as lots of blood - not the swear word)

Religious & Supernatural - None

Violence - 1 Incident

A woman gets killed by a giant jellyfish. It is described with some detail.

Romance Related - 5 Incidents

“When he sat down, the metal chair disappeared beneath the spread of his buttocks.”

Mentions that a jellyfish has “no anus.”

Mentions a semi-naked statue of a man.

A man is kicked in the groin.

“Statue of a naked woman, some Greek goddess.”

Attitudes/Disobedience - 3 Incidents

“For the hundredth time, Alex cursed Alan Blunt, using language he hadn’t even realized he knew.”

A man teases a teen: “Don’t wet the bed.”

A man recalls how he was teased at school: name calling, and “my trousers ripped off me and hung out on the flagpole.”

Conversation Topics - 5 Incidents

Mentions cigarettes and wine several times.

Mentions that the main character took karate lessons and “had become a first-grade Dan, a black belt.”

There is a portrait of “a swirling mass of doomed souls and demons.”

A boy wonders if the bad guys are shipping in cocaine or marijuana (they are not).

Mentions that a man had “blown his brains out.”

Parent Takeaway

A typical "good guy vs bad guy" story so morals are straight forward, black and white. Out of the 19 mild obscenities reported, 12 of these are "bliddy" and used by the villain. If this was a movie, it would probably be rated PG for action sequences and a little language.

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