Monday, June 2, 2014


Silverfin is by Charlie Higson. The first book in the Young James Bond series. It is the 1930s and young James Bond is at Eton. James' parents have died and he is cared for by his maternal aunt. As James struggles to find his place in his new school, he runs afoul of young George Hellebore and his overbearing and frightening father. On holiday, James and his aunt head for Scotland to visit James' terminally ill uncle and discovers the Hellebore estate is very close to his uncle's farm. James decides to help a boy from London look for his missing cousin who was last seen heading for forbidden Loch Silverfin on the Hellebore estate to fish. What happens next is worthy of any 007 adventure. This series, sanctioned by Ian Fleming's estate, will thrill boys of all ages.

Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).

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