This week's 'book of the week' has been chosen by Mr Jordan

Silver Fin by Charlie Higson

Illustrator: NA
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Details: 400 pages
Age recommendation: 9 to 13

Plot summary and genre:

This is the first book in the Young James Bond series. It imagines the classic character as a schoolboy in the 1930s. The blurb on the book speaks for itself. It's James Bond's first day at Eton, and he's already 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.

When I read it and why I enjoyed it so much:

I read this book with my son in lockdown when he was in Year 7, he is now in Year 8 and we have read the entire series together. Great escapism and who doesn't love James Bond?

If you like this you might also like the following authors/books:

There are 5 books in this first part of the series. They are all very good. I would recommend the entire series. If you like them then try the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.

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