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The recruit / Robert Muchamore.

By: Muchamore, Robert, 1972- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Muchamore, Robert, CHERUB: book 1.Publisher: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2004Description: 329 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781442413603; 9780340881538 ; 0340881534 .Subject(s): Espionage -- Teen fiction | Terrorists -- Teen fiction | CHERUB (Imaginary organization) -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Spy stories. | Young adult fiction. | Adventure stories.DDC classification: 355.343 Summary: RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR THE PREMIER'S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2008-09. A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police, but her children bring their mates home. She doesn't know that a kid bugged her house. The kid works for Cherub. Cherub kids slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals to jail. Alex rider-type stories for slightly younger readers. 10 yrs+
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Teen Fiction MUCH (Browse shelf) In transit from Hāwera LibraryPlus to Eltham LibraryPlus since 23/05/2019 i2184972 1
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.<br> <br> James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He's a bit of a troublemaker, but he's also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he's out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred grueling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don't make it to the end....

RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR THE PREMIER'S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2008-09. A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police, but her children bring their mates home. She doesn't know that a kid bugged her house. The kid works for Cherub. Cherub kids slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals to jail. Alex rider-type stories for slightly younger readers. 10 yrs+

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Library Journal Review

Who would suspect a kid of being a highly trained international spy? This action-packed comic, adapted by Ian Edginton (Scarlett Traces; Sterling's Illustrated Classics) from the popular YA novels by Muchamore, follows 11-year-old James Adams's transformation from an orphan with anger management issues to a promising new recruit in the British Secret Service's top secret child espionage program, CHERUB. James struggles with inner demons and physical obstacles but eventually emerges victorious, putting a handful of dangerous ecoterrorists behinds bars and earning a coveted blue CHERUB shirt. Verdict The premise of training children as spies who carry out high-stakes missions is interesting but cliched. Eye-rolling dialog and clunky artwork make it hard to root for any of the characters in this volume. YA readers who enjoy Muchamore's "CHERUB" novels will probably be interested in reading the graphic novel version. For an overall better take on the "being a teenager is hard, especially when dark forces want to kill you" theme, readers may enjoy the "Morning Glories" titles by Nick Spencer or Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir's Amazing Agent Jennifer.-Ingrid Bohnenkamp, Library Ctr., Springfield, MO (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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11/11/2013

I loved it. It reminded me of the books I read as a young person. ( the famous five ) My grandson has read everyone of these books. I am going to read more.

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