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Mad Dogs (Cherub #8)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  7,580 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Gang warfare gets gruesome in the eighth book of the CHERUB series, which Rick Riordan says has “plenty of action.”

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
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Simon Pulse (first published October 1st 2007)
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I found this series through one of my friends he has been supplying me the books this is the 8th book on the series and it was really good it had just the right amount of humor,just the right amount of violence and a good amount to.

This book is a book i have read last year so im not sure if it counts but if it did it would be under the category of "a book with a male main character".Because it kind of says it but James is a boy In the story.It revolves around how he
I am such a spy junkie! I love this author so much!!! This is definitely one of my two favorite spy series.

I really gained insight into how some of the biggest criminal masterminds work. The way James and Bruce infiltrated the Mad Dogs was flawless and obviously well-planned. I couldn't put this book down once I started to read it. All of the pieces fit together and I wasn't able to find any plot holes whatsoever.

The writing. Muchamore's writing is impeccable. He described everything without mak
This book had me amazed.This time James Adams is on a mission to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all,Mad Dogs.Junior from Class A is in this mission,And believe it or not junior is still doing coke. Junior gets annoyed because Sasha,the gang leader,is not giving him any jobs to do to earn money.He try's to rob a money change place and is unsucsessful and gets arrested.


James has sex with Lois,Sasha's daughter.That was before junior got sick of having no jobs to do and robs
Alice Of Wonderland
James Adam goes back to a previous case. Keith Moore may still be in jail, but his son is still crazy and stupid. Yeah, Junior Moore is the way in to a new gang called Mad Dogs. It is one of the five major gangs controlling the area Keith Moore once controlled. I'm going to say that it is quite fascinating to see the effects James Adam caused by breaking in and working for the CHERUBS/MI5. He made a lot of changes. Some of them good. Some of them bad. But it is certainly progress in the war on g ...more
At this point in the series Muchamore is confident in his new formula. While most early Cherub books concentrated only on the mission (except for book 1, which had the recruiting and training part), nowadays we get a mixture of the mission and the agent's life at the campus. It works well, because the characters are well-drawn and it's always entertaining to follow their lives, and the missions are always intense and dangerous.

In mad dogs, James and Bruce have to infiltrate a violent gang. There
Brice Farrell
MI5 isn’t hiding a secret bigger than James Bond and Alex Rider, it’s Cherub. Cherubs are trained professionals, that don’t exist and are aged between ten and seventeen. They were created because criminals never suspect that kids are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.The land on which campus sits was originally a small village surrounded by farmland. In 1940 the British government cleared the area to use the land as an testing range for artillery shells. n early ...more
Daniel Nosbush
Mad Dogs, By Robert Muchamore is the 8th book in the Cherub series. There are 11 books in the series and more coming. In the books before James Adams goes on different missions as part of a secret agency that recruits kids to do difficult missions for M15. M15 is like the FBI in America but these books are based out of the U.K. The reason that CHERUB (the secret agency that James is in) uses kids for their missions is because in drug rings or terrorist groups the leaders don’t ever think that th ...more
When Robert Muchamore writes a series of books, i believe he is not only thinking about how to get the reader’s attention but also how to put the reader in a realistic world. One of his best examples of this trait is in the book Cherub Mission 8: Mad Dogs. This book is the either book in the series and it automatically brings me into the plot like I am an actual character in the book. His words make the scenery seem so vivid as if it were real. James Adams must go undercover to bring peace upon ...more
Shashank Aggarwal
Mad Dogs

I have just recently finished the novel Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore which is the eighth book in the action packed series. Mad Dogs is best for readers who are willing to endure the suspense and exhilaration of this beautifully written novel. This book comprises of different elements that make this book a great read. The author has described the setting excellently. So well, that you can almost imagine yourself there watching the story unfold. Muchamore uses a great variety of vocabulary
Abi Allanson
I'm sure I won't persuade many teenage readers with my views, but this book appalled me as a parent and teacher. Robert Muchamore is six months younger than me and if I could tell him how I feel about this book, I'd say that I think it's cynical peddling of glamorised violence to children who are not yet able to protect themselves. It should not say that it's not suitable for younger readers - this just makes them more curious. It should say 15+. This author has no integrity.
Who is my favourite character and why?

My favourite character in this book is Sasha Thompson the leader of the Mad Dogs gang. He is my favourite character because he is violent and ruthless which makes him interesting, he gets angry very quickly and lashes out at people for doing hardly anything. which is entertaining. He is the leader of the Mad Dogs gang and also play a large role in this book, he helps James into the Mad Dogs gang and teaches him the ways of the Mad Dogs.

Why would you recommen
Hayden Schott
The book, Mad dogs is number eight of the Cherub series. This book may not be the best book in the series, but it is still very good. It has many genres including, drama, action, comedy and spy. At times, it was boring and slow, but whenever it wasn't, it was fast paced and exciting. Like many spy books, there was a some slowness at the beginning, then it turns into a page turner for some time, it gets even slower than the beginning, and finally, there's the climax. I enjoy this kind of plot lin ...more
I think this book is really exciting and really hooks you in. Yes James Adam breaks up with Kerry again and goes out with Dana. This book is different from the other Cherub books because Gabrielle actually got stabbed and they talked about all the Cherubs that have died from missions. All Cherubs gathered together for memorial ceremony. The sad part of the book is that Kyle is leaving Cherub to go to university. The really exciting part is when Mr.Large gets drunk and gets fired. Lauren was the ...more
James Hargest Library
Mad Dogs is part of a series about an organisation called CHERUB who train children to be spies. The main characters are James Adams and his sister Lauren. In this book two members of CHERUB infiltrate a gang called Mad Dogs. The book is written in a pacy, dramatic style and is action packed whilst still being realistic. The author puts a lot of emphasis on the characters and how they relate to each other and by the end of the book you feel as though you know the characters. Although the childre ...more
Title: Mad Dogs (Cherub #8)
Author: Robert Muchamore

Synopsis: The british underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes on to the streets. The police need information fast, and James Adams has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all. He works for cherub.

Evaluation/Recommendation: Mad Dogs is definitely the best Cherub book i have read so far. Robert Muchamore has made sure that Mad Dogs is packed with double the action and double the exc
Josh well
Mad dogs are written by Robert Muchamore this book is in the cherub serious of books. This book is about two gangs that are having a war and cherub is trying to stop it. The Salford boys and the mad dogs are the ones having the fight. The mad dog is run by Sasha and the Salford boys were run by Major Dee.

My favourite character is Zara Asker the chairwomen of cherub she was my favourite character because she was kind to Lauren and she was nice to meatball as well.

My favourite part was when Mr la
Logan Sowter
Mad dogs are written by Robert Muchamore this book is in the cherub serious of books. This book is about two gangs that are having a war and cherub is trying to stop it. The Salford boys and the mad dogs are the ones having the fight. The mad dog is run by Sasha and the Salford boys were run by Major Dee.

My favourite character is Zara Asker the chairwomen of cherub she was my favourite character because she was kind to Lauren and she was nice to meatball as well.

My favourite part was when Mr la
Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore is an action adventure book for young teens. The book is based on a fifteen year old British spy named James Adam. He works for a secret government organisation called CHERUB. In this book James is on a mission to infiltrate a street gang by the name of Mad Dogs. James has to rely on his smarts and strength to push through the mission and being down one of the most dangerous gangs. A few things I liked about this was the thrilling scenes and the great plot, also the ...more
Good book and a good read. The author did a great job with bringing back characters from previuos books. The novel gets reallly intense real fast. Great job keeping you hooked. Not one of the best Cherubs but a decent book in all.
Oliver C
I read the book Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore. There is really no theme for this book, it was more of a fun book. It takes place in the year 2007, and it is a fast paced adventure book about many people but mainly a 15 year old boy named James, and his mission to infiltrate a dangerous gang in the british underworld. James is blond and very athletic, as all CHERUB's are, and average height.

I think this book was amazing, just like the rest of the books in the series. I thought it was good because
Anna Pembroke
Mad Dogs really boosted the standard after it's two predecessors. It was a bit violent in some parts, and contained mature scenes. The writing was realistic and it looked like Muchamore had put a lot of research into it!
I would rate this book a 5/5. I would give it a perfect score because I thought it was a very good book. It took place in 2005 and in the United Kingdom. The main characters were Bruce and James. Other important characters were Michael and Gabrielle. Bruce and James went 40 minutes from London to join the gang Mad Dogs. They had to join this gang to find out more information about the gang so they could take the gang down. While they were in this gang Michael and Gabrielle were in the gang Slash ...more
I think that this was a really good book and it had lots of engaging scenes and actions that kept me excited throughout the whole book. I think that it had good vocabulary and was also easy to read and understand.
The most action packed and awesome in the series. A bit gruesome at times and includes some may violent and other adult themed scenes so parents, this isn't one for the little kids, but still a great book.
This eight book in the cherub series was very suspenseful because it introduced old characters that you feared would come back because they were so bad. The author wrote the book very well because he used the characters to connect with you and even feel bad for the bad people. This book tied in with the second book the dealer. This made it very good because both plots work together. I didn't give it a fifth star because it wasn't very realistic with the events that took place. For example a teen ...more
The main character is sometimes irritating however it has good plot points. The series is becoming increasingly adult from its younger teens original audience
Kitty Golden
This was alright in this one James reunites with Junior moore who we met in the second book class A if i remember correctly! he then gets involved with taking down two major gangs!
Nels Paulson
Excellent series. Take the time frame that Harry Potter books write in (he ages from 12-18 over the series) and instead of a world of Fantasy make it a world of Spy craft. This Basically is children being James Bond or Jason Borne and based on each book everything seems fairly realistic. The one thing I appreciated over the entirety of the series is the fact that the characters actually grow and deal with puberty. It adds a layer that makes the series more teen appropriate than the Harry potter ...more
Mac J

In Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore, 15-year-old James Adams must infiltrate a local drug cartel on his latest CHERUB mission. James is faced with many challenges throughout the novel, that he must overcome with little to no help. Muchamore’s message is to never give up on a situation, no matter how slim the chances of it being successful.
An example of independence is shown on page 177, when James is dumped into a room at a correctional facility with very few leads and a minimal amount of
Lucas W
Review for Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore: This book is the eighth book in the CHERUB series and is one of the best. Robert Muchamore's writing is very creative and cool. Who would have thought about what would happen if kids were part of MI5? James, the main character fights, hacks, and (literally) eats his way out of sticky situations all the time. This installment does not upset. In my opinion, it is the best of them all because how everything changes very quickly. Robert Muchamore's descriptio ...more
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Robert Muchamore was born in Islington, London in 1972. He still lives there, and worked as a private investigator up until 2005 and the critically-accepted release of Maximum Security.

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Cherub (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Recruit (Cherub, #1)
  • Class A (Cherub, #2)
  • Maximum Security (Cherub, #3)
  • The Killing (Cherub, #4)
  • Divine Madness (Cherub, #5)
  • Man vs. Beast (Cherub, #6)
  • The Fall (Cherub, #7)
  • The Sleepwalker (Cherub, #9)
  • The General (Cherub, #10)
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