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Action and Adventure August – Charlie Higson – Silver Fin (Young Bond 1)

This was everything I hoped and more!  More believable than the teen action hero of Alex Rider (Horowitz) and less arrogant than James in the Cherub series (Muchamore), the young James Bond is a likeable character because he develops his courage and tenacity as the story progresses. Yet, he is still recognisable as the Bond we know so well.  There are many good reviews of this book and the series but I particularly like this one http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/mar/05/featuresreviews.guardianreview29.

There is also this cool website http://www.youngbond.com/

One question, however, do I like this book only because I grew up with James Bond (Sean Connery/Roger Moore), what about the kids who only know of the recent incarnation of Bond as depicted by Daniel Craig, will they find it as appealing?

I am off to the library to get the next in the series!

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I am a secondary English/History teacher (BA DipEd, MA (Education) and a Teacher Librarian (MEd). I LOVE to research and through this site aim to -Support the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (especially in History) through sourcing quality and varied internet based sources (research guides) - Support teachers through conducting education based literature reviews - Provide suggestions on useful Web 2.0 tools - Offer other services such as curriculum writing, library collection assessment, novel recommendations (see my blog bookgenremonthly.com)

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One thought on “Action and Adventure August – Charlie Higson – Silver Fin (Young Bond 1)

  1. I also enjoyed this series. I found SilverFin quite slow to get going – there is a lot of setup, but the story is satisfying and I agree that Higson has captured the essence of Bond.

    Posted by miffyjf | August 13, 2012, 7:45 am

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