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Blood Fever by Charlie Higson
The Young Bond Series
ISBN-10: 1-4231-0029-8 (1423100298)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4231-0029-4 (9781423100294)
Publication Date: March 2007
List Price: $7.99
Review written by Brendan, Age 13, Grade 7. Date of review: April 2009.
Review: Blood Fever, the second book in its series, is a fast paced novel with an adventurous flair. This book, written by Charlie Higson, is a novel written in classic James Bond style. We first meet the young James Bond in his primary school of Eton, where we left him in the precursor to this novel, Silverfin. James, a member of the secret Danger Society, is always on the lookout for an adventure. James jumps around on rooftops and avoids teachers in the middle of the night until a chance for a journey comes up .This chance for adventure arises when he gets the chance to visit Sardinia, an island off of Italy filled with pirates and cut-throats, on a school summer-trip. Some of James’ associates unknowingly find themselves entangled in a secret Italian society with a plot to topple the world. In true Bond style, James saves the day, gets the girl, and blows some stuff up. At some times in this book I do find some of the historical facts are incorrect though. Charlie Higson does a great job developing the characters, and finds an excellent place to set his novel. Some parts are to brief for me and I would have like if Mr. Higson had elaborated on some scenes, sometimes you are left wondering what happened to so-and-so. This book keeps the pages turning though, and the ending of this novel keeps me lusting for a sequel. I’m not sure if one is planned or not. Although this book hasn’t won any awards I expect it won’t be long before it does. 4 (of 5) stars.
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