CHERUB #1: The Recruit

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 and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn’t know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, copied her computer files and stolen her address book.

The kid works for CHERUB.

CHERUB is the secret training ground for young MI5 spies. Aged from ten to seventeen, its agents operate in the real world, slipping under adult radar to get intelligence which sends criminals and terrorists to jail. So when troubled kid James is recruited by CHERUB, he’s grateful. Now he’s away from the Children’s Home, and from trouble with the police. He thinks CHERUB has saved his life. But for how long?

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  • Amazing. I think the best part was when James friends tell him to take off his navy cherub shirt without realising that he has earned it.

    7 March 2014

  • No words to describe this book. Absolutely amazing and really believable. I want to be a CHERUB!

    5 March 2014

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    13 July 2013

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    Wow, that’s one word I can give you for this book, its different and its unique, I remember seeing it on a website and saying its not for me, then I bought it and its now my favourite book.

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    This book is brillient for boys and girls alike as it is packed with humour,adventure, suspense and normal everyday life.

    4 March 2013

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    Robert Muchamore

    Robert Muchamore is the author of hit spy series CHERUB and Henderson’s Boys.


    Robert Muchamore has won several awards for the best-selling Cherub series, including the Red House and Salford awards for The Recruit and the Portsmouth Book award for Maximum Security.

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