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Hardcover The Recruit Book

ISBN: 141699940X

ISBN13: 9781416999409

The Recruit

(Book #1 in the CHERUB Series)

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Book Overview

CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats--all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.

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The Recruit is a really awsome book!

The Recruit Robert Muchamore James lost everything, his mom, his sister, and his home. His mom died, his sister was taken, and his uncle took the house he lived in because his mom died. Then he meets these kids and gets in trouble for trying to steal beer from a corner store. He then gets taken to Cherub (missions for kids that are way too risky for adults.) he finds out that they are trying to recruit him into Cherub! Well, what he has to do first is Basic Training! The things he has to do in basic training are excruciating. What he does to survive in the energy sucking, stress building, book is insane. I would never survive in the basically, death defying stuff he does. I recommend this book to people who like to the action right away and not a lot of talking!!! Brad M.

the recruit

The Recruit Robert Muchamore James gets anything he wants. That's because his mom runs a thieving organization, but all that changes when he finds her dead on the couch right after her boyfriend leaves. He is soon sent to a children's home where he will be kept till adoption. He feels like his life is screwed up and he's going down the wrong path. Also he gets in trouble for stealing. He is sent to jail and when he wakes up he is at a place called Cherub. His life changes when he finds himself at a spy organization where they train kids under the age of 17 to spy and fight. This book is a powerful and exciting, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I think it is a great book and I would recommend it to boys that are in 6th grade or higher because it is brutal and has some harsh language at parts. This book is a thrilling book and you won't be able to put it down till the end. This is one of my favorite books and I hope you like it too. -Bo K

The Recuit

The Recruit By Robert Muchamore James Choke was a twelve-year-old kid that lived a life of crime. His mom was a professional shoplifter and he has a huge temper that always got him into fights. But that all changed when his step dad came into town and drugged his mom. After his mom dies James's sister, Lauren, goes and lives with her real father while James has to go and live in an orphanage. When he is there he meets a boy with a secret, Kyle Blueman. This chance meeting changes James's life forever and introduces him to the life of CHERUB, a young spy organization. The Recruit is an outstanding book that grabbed me right at the starters. Each chapter ends with so many cliff hangers that you just don't want to put the book down for a minute. Robert Muchamore does such a good job describing that you can literally see ever detail, of every person and ever thing they do. The Recruit is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. There is some much action that I got addicted to the book right at the beginning. I recommend this book to readers that love to get lost in their book and forget things around them -Brian Frericks


I saw this book tucked away in a bookshelf in a small old bookshop in london. I read the back and it sounded different and quite cool so I bought it. I started reading it and just couldn't stop. This book was funny, exciting, and so well written. Take it from me a twelve year old who reads almost nothing but fantasy actually enjoying a book that was somewhat realistic. Now thats a big for me! You should definitley get this book you won't regret it.

Glad this made it to the USA!

Bought this book on a whim and am really glad I did. My son and I both read this book in a single sitting. My daughter is next to read it. If a young person (or like me, not so young) is into Alias or other secret agent type stories and movies they will love The Cherub books by Muchamore (how do pronounce that anyway?). The thing I found most remarkable about the books is there great ability to suspend disbelief. I found myself having to recall whether the books were based on fact or not. One caution however, the author has done an excellent job of dealing with rough and tumble situations (such as drug use, criminal behavior and violence) but these are not candy coated and thus may not be appropriate for all children. That said, try one!

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