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Can I read this as a standalone, without having read Treasure Island?

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Hannah You can but I wouldn’t recommend it. Treasure Island is a much better story so you’d be missing out if you only read Silver.
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Mickey June Yes, because a recap of Treasure Island is given by the main character. The recap is tied in well and isn't like reading a sparknotes summary.

Even though you can read this without reading Treasure Island, it is probably better to read Treasure Island first. Silver has a lot of parallels with TI and Motion's writing style can be better appreciated if one can see that it is surprisingly similar to TI.
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