The Recruit

The Recruit

Book rating: 05 Paperback Cherub

By (author) Robert Muchamore

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  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 26mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340881534
  • ISBN 13: 9780340881538
  • Sales rank: 1,381

Product description

A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB. CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. For official purposes, these children do not exist. And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series, which was chosen to be part of World Book Night 2014!

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Author information

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working as a private investigator. He loves Arsenal and watching people fall down holes. He hates swimming and getting chased by cows. He was inspired to start writing by his nephew's complaints about the lack of anything for him to read! His books are now bestsellers in many countries around the world. For more information, go to

Customer reviews

By oliver 11 Sep 2012 5

cherub are the best books ever i cant stop reading first book read in one sitting

love it!!!!!!!

By Alison 19 Aug 2011 5

The recruit was a book which, to me gave a new meaning to the word reading. Instead of being a chore it became something I enjoy doing. I love how Robert Muchamore gives a third person perspective on characters. A great read for all, 10 out of 10!

By shmee burger 15 Feb 2011 5

This is an incredabke book made for readers with strong minds... I have read the books and they are amazing in every way

By Daisy Archibald 04 Sep 2010 5

This book is one of the most amazing and captavating I have ever read. I didn't put it down once. It starts off very well and you know that it is going to be a good book. The main character, James, ends up at CHERUB, and he has to complete hard courses and missions.
This book is a must read for kids 12+ for boys and girls!

By Alison Britton 30 Jun 2010 5

How do you get boys to read? The answer is in this gritty series by Robert Muchamore. Exploring all of the issues kids go through from the awkward age of 10yrs through to 17 cleverly disguised through the simplistic, egotistic and slightly arrogant eyes of James Adams. Regardless, this series is a refreshing read for all ages. Its punchy, gritty and delivers a flying kick to the stomach spinning you back into your childhood. You will be wishing you were an orphan CHERUB agent, completing basic training, learning russian and earning the ultimate recognition for performance - your black shirt. Suddenly an orphan and facing eight years in the foster care system, James' life is turned upside down. Until he wakes up, in an orange shirt, groggy confused and realises he's been abducted- but could this be an opportunity of a lifetime?

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Praise for books in the CHERUB series: 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' Sunday Express 'Crackling tension and high-octane drama.' Daily Mail 'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again.' Guardian 'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all.' Daily Express 'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!' The Times