The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (Alfred Kropp #1)
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Let's start with what the story is about. Alfred is a little slow, a little fat, a little awkward. He is nothing like the fine-ass superheroes we see and "love" today which is the first reason why Alfred Kropp is a real hero for the ages. He is poor, he lives with a really lame, money hungry uncle and his life sucks. Nobody wants to be this kid and yet, while you are reading this, adult or child alike,...more
This was a fun book. It had a bit of a slow start, but then, watch out. I absolutely loved Alfred. He is considered a screw up--not good at anything. He's big and awkward, blocky big. Think linebacker. But this young man...he saves the world, a...more
Alfred Kropp is big enough to play football, but too clumsy to be any good, and too dense to remember the playbook. In fact, Alfred doesn't really excel at anything. Except for his height and big head, he's pretty much average. Ordinary. If only he were smaller, he could go through each day unnoticed.
He has no father and his mother died of cancer when he was only twelve. For two years he's been juggled between various foster homes until his Uncle...more
What really drawn into finishing this book in a day is that the writing style is so easy and interesting. And the main character, Alfred Kropp, is a gem. The book tells from his point of view and my, Alfred is very amusing. Even when he...more
Alfred had just got...more
Jadi begini... Alfred Kropp adalah remaja yatim piatu berusia 15 tahun yang nasibnya hampir tak ada bedanya dengan sinetron. Kenapa? Ya gimana kagak kayak sinetron. Alfred tidak punya ayah, kata ibunya ayahnya ti...more
Can you spell “COOOOOLNESS!!!” (I can. C-O-O-O…)
Alfred Kropp is a large (not fat, just big,) 15 year old boy with a lack of purpose in life. His father is gone, his mother died of cancer, and the closest thing he has to family is his mi...more
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Fifteen-year-old, down-on-his-luck Alfred Kropp seems to have drawn the short straw in life. Cursed from birth by his unusually large proportions, including his big head, big hands and big feet, the kids at school call him Frankenstein and everyone thinks he's mentally handicapped, even though he's most definitely not. (His worried mom once even had his IQ tested and confirmed that he was "just a big boy meant for big things.") His shy, awkward personality doesn't help matters, nor does his tend...more
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Have you ever wanted to read a book that relates to King Arthur but is also very modern? Look no further because The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey will satisfy your needs. This action packed thriller has a mix of historical semi- relevant facts and the modern action that we all love.
The former revenue officer Rick Yancey has written many books. His first book, Confessions of a Tax collector, was writt...more
Yancy's novel portrays one basic theme troughout, no matter how bad you mess up, you can always fix the problem.
Rick Yancey does a pretty good job with his characters. Most seem like they could be real people, except the present-day knights. The characters do not all have...more
Not a bad recommend for boys who grew up watching action movies and playing video games; the novel is fast-paced and action packed with helicopters, motorcycles, dazzling shootouts, bloody murders, and noble quests. I never love Alfred, the main character, but there are two scenes where he b...more
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp review by Peyton Weller
This book is one of my favorite books of all time because the way that the author fuses up a bunch of detail, action, and other things that will take you off your chair and drift you all the way to the end of the book. The author Rick Yancey is very famous for this book and he hasn't written very many of them.
Ok, i will grant the reader that Alfred Kropp has the opposite of a normal life. After his mother dies of cancer, he move...more
Strengths: an interesting melding of King Arthur Legend and modern day, lots of action, an unlikely, but highly likable hero, relevant YA insights about accepting yourself, definitely a good choice for reluctant readers--especially boys
Weaknesses: There is a great deal of violence--which is the part I can't get my head around. On one hand, it works because Yancey doesn't describe the violence with very much detail or reality. On the other hand, his lig...more
I really enjoyed the book itself.
There were moments when the characters were talking to Alfred, and it seemed like the advice was meant for me.
Alfred and I are both big. Alfred and I both doubt ourselves. Alfred doesn't realize that he is making a difference in the world by simply following Bennacio around and being there.
Quick plot break down, Alfred Kropp is a big nobody. Not really good at sports or school, bigger than most of his classmates, but average looks and intelligence (though his classmates often bully him to the oposite on t...more
The story itself starts off slow with Alfred giving hi...more
Summary: Alfred Kropp is an orphan. His mother passed away from cancer and he has never met his father. Alfred is sent to live with his Uncle Farrell. His Uncle convinces him to steal a sword from Samson Industrie...more
|Read by Theme: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, by Rick Yancey||5||22||Sep 26, 2012 06:34PM|
Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.
Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Ext...more