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Silverfin

From Page to ScreenSilverfin
by Charlie Higson

So far we have received 26 reviews of Silverfin. You can read them below.

Casey from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

'The name's Bond. James Bond.'
But Britain's favourite spy is very different in Silverfin,
first in Charlie Higson's excellent Young Bond series. For the
first time we see a teenage Bond, but all is not well in young
James' life. On a peaceful holiday to Scotland, alongside
Londoner Red Kelly and George Hellebore, school bully and son
of the local lord, Bond soon encounters the lord - and his
mysterious plans...
Silverfin certainly lives up to its heritage, and the
action is top-class. But the young Bond has fellow teenage
spies to deal with - such as the excellent Alex Rider, and
whether it can match up against Horowitz's series is another
matter altogether...
Even taking that into account, however, the first in the Young
Bond series is definitely worth a read, and only misses out on
that 10 by a whisker.

Marks out of 10: 9

Maggie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I loved this book it kept me on the edge. It was good to get
some more info on James Bond as a 12 year old my age. I
recommend this amazing book, I can not wait to read the next
story of the young bond series!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Sanskriti from Year 6, Bessacarr Primary School:

have you ever met a spy, have you ever wanted to be one then
Silverfin is the book for you...

Young James bond in a thriller-action

Marks out of 10: 10

james from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

if you like action ,cars and James bond well silverfin is for
you. if you dont read this bookyou will miss out!!!!! this book
is number 1!

Marks out of 10: 9

Ryan from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book starts with James Bond's first day at Eton where he
meets George Hellebore his enemy. George's father is trying to
create a serum to make people stronger, but James stops him. I
liked this book because it is fast-paced and creative. James
was my favourite character. I didn't disllike anything about
this book, it is amazing!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Owen from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

It was a really good book and I enjoyed reading it. I really
like to read and watch James Bond and it was fun learning how
he became a spy and all his adventures. I was not able to
read it all but I enjoyed it anyway.

Marks out of 10: 8

jack from Year 11, De Warenne Academy:

great book however i didnt enjoy it as much as the others.

Marks out of 10: 10

morgan from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

i really recomed this book because if you like akshon and
adventres you will like this book so...



READ SILVERFIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This book didn't do much for me. I didn't get into it like I do
with other books.
I read this book as a graphic novel so therefore it was an easy
read.
Although I didn't like this book I would still recommend it to
others, so that they can have there own opinion on this book.

Marks out of 10: 4

Hollie from Year 13, Owston Park Primary School:

This book is totally wicked!!!!!

it kept me on the edge of my seat one time i actually fell off.

Nerve racking. Heart pounding.

Must Read!!

Love it!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

THE BOOK WAS ABOUT JAMES BOND WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER HE WAS GOING
TO A BORDING SCHOOL IN ETON AND HE MAKES SOME FRIENDS AND THE
HEAD MASTER'S SON GEORGE CHEATS IN A RACE (RUNNING)BY GOING A
DIFFERENT ROUTE WHICH IS QUICKER SO JAMES FOLLOWS GEORGE AND
WINS THE RACE

Marks out of 10: 4

ben from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

brilliant book love jamesbond as an adult and now as a kids
brill book

Marks out of 10: 9

Ben from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

I like silerfin because it is a spy book.This book is about
Bonds first day at Eton. This book is AMAZING 10 out of 10.



Marks out of 10: 10

Dennis from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is all about young James Bond and a scheme to create
the ultimate super soldier.
The main characters in this book are:young Bond,Lord Randolph
Hellebore,George Hellebore,Red Kelly and Wilder Lawless.
The best bit in this book is when James and George are
destroying Randolph's lab.I even bought the second young Bond
book [Blood fever] as it is so good!

Marks out of 10: 10

Reuben from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

I thought this book was creative and had plenty of twists,
turns, thrills and loads more! It also inspired me a bit, not
the story itself but the writer's creative words and
discriptions with adjectives and other stunning words. I
enjoyed this book but it was just a bit boring towards the
end... so I say 8 out of 10.

Marks out of 10: 8

Hollie from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I found this book difficult to read, it was a bit confusing. I
think someone who is into graphic novels will probably really
enjoy this book. I would suggest this book to year 7 and up.

Marks out of 10: 7

piper from Year 7, Adwick Park Junior School:

i found this book hard and complicated to hard but towards the
end i got in to it a bit more. My favorite character in the
book was james bond. I would say this was more of a boys book
than a girls book. I didn't really like it.

Marks out of 10: 6

Daniel from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think that Silverfin is an amazing book full of action and
mystery.

It starts in strange place where a young boy (Not James!) is
laying in a bush outside a fenced off place. I'm not going to
ruin that scene but he goes fishing.

Then after that the story moves to a college which James has
justed moved to.

I gave this story 10/10 because it is full of action and
mystery!

Marks out of 10: 10

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This series is about the famous Jame Bond, but rather than
being the legendary espionage professional he is a teenager
getting into scrapes because of his curiosity. It tells of how
he learnt the skills seen in the movies and how he became the
man everyone knows.

Silverfin starts with young Bond starting his schooling in Eton
and how he handles bullies and sport competitions, but the real
adventure starts when he goes to Scotland, for the holidays, to
stay with his Aunt Charmian and Uncle Max. All is well and good
and fun as James partakes in fishing and driving, but then his
curiosity leads him to investigating the mysterious castle
that, he thinks, holds the answers to a local boy's
disappearance.

The main character is obviously Bond. James Bond. However he
does need help from some friends he meets in Scotland, like Red
Kelly.

I really liked Red Kelly, he was the cheeky lad that every
story should have. He was a funny character that I really
enjoyed reading of.

My least favourite character was, of course, the villain of the
escapades, but I shall not divulge who that is as it may reveal
some of the story.

I thought that Silverfin would be a stereotypical boys book
that had fight scenes and adventure on every page of the book,
but I was wrong. I really loved it, it had suitable amounts of
awesome fights and adventure with normal situations threaded
through the book alongside it.

I recommend it to all, near or far, but particularly those who
enjoy adventure stories. It's an incredible book.

Marks out of 10: 8

catrina from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

i didn't enjoy the book and i wouldn't call it a favourite and
i wouldn't read it again i would reccomend it to people who
love books and films about james bond.

Marks out of 10: 1

elizabeth from Year 5, De Warenne Academy:

i thought this book was a nice book but sometimes i did not
understand what they was trying to say and i did not get some
of the book. i would recommend this book to 11yrs and up i
would give this book 6/10 and i would not read this book again

Marks out of 10: 6

elizabeth from Year 5, De Warenne Academy:

i thought this book was a nice book but sometimes i did not
understand what they was trying to say and i did not get some
of the book i would recommend this book to 11yrs and up i would
give this book 6/10 and i would not read this book again

Marks out of 10: 6

Sophie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Silverfin is a great read for any Bond fan. I have been a Bond
fan for years, so when I heard Silverfin was on the book
awards, I had to read it. Obviously, my favourite character is
James Bond. For many reasons.

I would reccomend this book to any Bond fan. Great book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Dylan from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a young boy who goes to visit his aunt at
Loch Silverfin. There is a mysterious creature living in the
lake.
What I liked most was the long build up to the emain plot of
the story.
My favourite character was James Bond because even as a child
he is a smooth character who can take any situation seriously.
What I disliked about the book was that it wouldn't quite fit
into the Bond story as it's about mutants.
I would recommend this book because it's fast paced, action
packed and is about James Bond!

Marks out of 10: 7

Tom from Year 7:

It is really good book, that children and adults would enjoy
because of the mysteries and excitement in the book.
The story is about the young James Bond, who goes to a school
and meets his nemesis. The book is filled with suspense, as
James tries to solve the crime.

Marks out of 10: 9

Jack from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book genre is a mix between mystery and adventure.The
story starts very slowly and as it builds up into a very
interesting read.The book is about a young James Bond and his
trials at the school Eton. He heads off to Scotland to see his
Aunt and Uncle and he finds out that a young boy had gone
missing whilst fishing. He finds a deadly serum that multiplys
human abilities. My favourite character was Red because he was
a very playfull character that if I was going to write the book
again I would try to use his persanality to bring my book to
life. I would reccomend this book to people that like the Bond
series but hasnt read the young Bond series. I would reccomend
this book to anybody that likes to read challanging books.I
would give this book 9 out of 10 because it is interesting but
had too slow a start.

Marks out of 10: 9

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