The Recruit: Book 1

The Recruit: Book 1

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A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home whenever they like. What the terrorist doesn't know is that one of these kids has bugged every room, made copies of all her files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB For official purposes, these children do not exist.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 124.5 x 137.2 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1844564061
  • 9781844564064
  • 112,748

Table of contents

A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home whenever they like. What the terrorist doesn't know is that one of these kids has bugged every room, made copies of all her files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB For official purposes, these children do not exist.show more

About Robert Muchamore

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972. He still lives there, and works as a private investigator. He was inspired to create the CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read! CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and recently won the Red House Children's Book Award 2005 in the Older Readers Category.show more

Review quote

[A] pacey spy thriller... taut writing and powerful descriptions Time Out This series is easy to get hooked on and will keep you enthralled for days .. a surefire winner Yorkshire Evening Post Cracking stuff Aberdeen Evening Express Fast-paced, all-action, absolutely addictive Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true Sunday Express A tough, unsentimental and wonderfully imaginative story Bournemouth Daily Echo An exciting, swiftly moving tale School Librarian Action all the way Ireland on Sunday A thoroughly enjoyable book ... gripping and one that will stay with you for a while -- Oliver Seymour, aged 12 Surrey Today I give this book 10 out of 10 because I could never put it down The Guardian Packed full of non-stop James Bond style action and is very funny too -- Lewis Fairfax, aged 12 Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle Exciting and definitely unputdownable! Essex Chronicle You can't put this book down ... full of adventure and mischief with just a touch of romance! Gloucestershire Echoshow more

Rating details

21,490 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 47% (10,127)
4 34% (7,221)
3 15% (3,152)
2 3% (727)
1 1% (263)

Our customer reviews

by Nicole McGovern
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?show more
by Alison Britton
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