Young Bond: SilverFin, by Charlie Higson is an action-packed look back to the early days of James Bond.
James starts out at a new boarding school at the age of 14. He quickly makes a couple good friends, but has his share of bullies. When he goes home for break, James and another boy decide to investigate a missing boy from the area. But the missing boy seems to have disappeared on the land of one James’ meanest schoolmates.
While the story is written for youth, it’s a fast-paced thriller with fun characters and evil bad guys. A few times during the book, science and technology is explained in detail, so it could be considered almost educational as well.
James hasn’t become a spy yet, but this is a fun look at his early years and what helped shape him into the man he will become.