Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Books For Children, Reviewed By Children

Silver Fin by Charlie Higson
Ok, so some of you may know of William,  a boy I know, because he wrote a review a little while ago on my blog.  He really wanted a blog of his own, but settled for writing reviews on mine.  Here's his second review!  (:

Series: Young Bond, Book One
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Paperback
Published: This Edition: 2008
Originally: 3rd March 2005
Number of Pages: 400
Book: Bought
Genre: Action, Spy, Adventure, Children-Young Adult Crossover
Recommended Age: Preteen: 9+
Contains Mild Violence and Swearing, Death, Suspense
Read By: William, Age 9!

Before the name became a legend.
Before the boy became the man.
Meet Bond.  James Bond.

There’s something in the water at Loch Silverfin.  Something deadly.  Something that must be kept secret...
It’s James Bond’s first day at Eton, and already he’s met his first enemy.  This is the start of an adventure that will take him from the school playing fields to the remote shores of Loch Silverfin and a terrifying discovery that threatens to unleash a new breed of warfare.

I started reading this the minute I finished Jimmy Coates (see my review: here), and it was unputdownable!  It took a while to set the scene, but then it got to the action and I was addicted.
When the term at Eton finishes, James Bond goes on the train and makes an enemy, George Hellebore and a new friend Red Kelly.  When he gets to Scotland, he goes to his uncle’s cottage and his friend Kelly is in the same village.  The two boys go to Lord Hellebore’s castle and discover that the Lord is evil...
James was a good character, because he was cool, smart, brave and focused on discovering the truth.  He was brave like the grown-up Bond, but he wasn’t as aggressive.
Red Kelly was a good fighter, and taught James how to sneak into places, as he’d done it before and even burgled a little bit!  He was the one that did all the swearing, because he did it quite a lot, which I found amusing.
Lord Hellebore was good at being a villain, and was very secretive.  He pretended to be good, but was actually evil!
Silverfin had a brilliant plot and story.  It was epic!  I’m definitely reading the next story in the series soon!
William Out For Now...

Star Rating:5 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
Jimmy Coates (Revenge, reviewed by me, William!) by Joe Craig
James Bond the Movies


Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Nice review. My hubby likes these books as well :)


TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I'll tell William: everytime I see him he asks, "Has anyone commented on my review yet?" (: