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The Recruit (CHERUB #1)


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The Recruit (CHERUB #1) by Robert Muchamore
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40.56% of people buy The Recruit (CHERUB #1) and Class A (CHERUB #2) ~ Paperback / softback ~ Robert Muchamore.

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"You won't be able to put this down!"
5 stars"

I have only just started reading this, and I could not put it down. Robert Muchamore pulled me into this book and it was awesome. This is a 10/10 book recommended to everyone aged 12+!!!

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"Enter James"
5 stars"

Robert Muchamores first title in the cherub series, a great start if you want to get into the books. The Recruit will blow you away, great read, but be careful.. i didn't get to sleep for days after starting this book, defiantly keeps you hooked on the storyline and plot. A must buy!

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"Great Book"
4 stars"
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Great book if you like action. I love this book so much I already bought the second book.


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 a kid has bugged every room in her house, cloned the hard drive on her PC, and copied all the numbers in her phone book. The kid works for CHERUB. CHERUB is not James Bond. There are no master criminals or high-tech gadgets. CHERUB kids live in the real world. They slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. For official purposes, these children do not exist.


Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Older Readers 2005.


'An excellent start to a promising series. It is every boy's wish to be a spy, and this book will enthrall every single one of them.' (The Bookseller )

'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' (The Sunday Express )

'An exciting, swiftly moving tale' (School Librarian )

'I loved this book.' (Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries )

'A fast-paced action thriller, which should turn into a fantastic series - if James manages to live that long.' (Young Post )

'It's action all the way as we follow the new recruit's rapid development and no doubt Muchamore's nephews will, like me, be cheering him every step of the way.' (Ireland on Sunday

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 15th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Hodder Children's Books
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