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The Fall (Cherub #7)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  7,668 ratings  ·  173 reviews
When an MI5 mission goes disastrously wrong, James Adams needs all of his skills to get out of Russia alive.

Meanwhile, his sister Lauren is on her first solo mission trying to uncover a brutal human trafficking operation.

And when James does get home, he finds that his nightmare is just beginning.
Paperback, 330 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Hodder Children's (first published April 2006)
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Kauri Tree
Why I decided to read this book:
At first I was a bit reluctant to read this novel because my friend said it was the saddest book in the series. However, I couldn't not read the book because then, I knew I wouldn't be able to carry on reading the rest of the series.

This book was part of the 'a book with a male main character' category. I think that this category was interesting for me because it was a male perspective, which made me realise that the think differently from a female/me.

Jeremy Segal
In the book The Fall by Robert Muchamore, James Adams has almost been killed undercover in Russia and now he might be kicked of the organization he works for. James is a part of a secret British organization called Cherub, it is made up of smart orphan kids, who can go undercover to gain information for the British government. James thinks that an ex-Cherub is trying to kick him out of Cherub, so James must follow the ex-Cherub to catch him in the act of working with the wrong people. I think th ...more
James Adams is in Russia on a mission when something goes terribly wrong. Nobody knows if he'll make it out alive. Meanwhile, Lauren is on her first solo mission trying to uncover a human-trafficking agency. She has always been brave, but this mission is scaring her. She wants to make sure that nobody gets hurt. But when she was so close to getting the victim safe, something horrible happens. Lauren has a plan that will almost certainly go as planned. But when she gets a pat-down, Lauren only ha ...more
Adam Prescott
Like all the other CHERUB books it is entertaining and humourous but, unfortunately, there isn't really a coherent story line and nothing much happens in the story with regards to character development. An unfortunate disappointment.
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This is such a fantastic book, with twists and turns every chapter. I was on the edge of my seat as I read every single page. This is a great book I recommend to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, and suspense!!
Catherine Muldoon
Human trafficking is a global problem and one of the world's most shameful crimes which 'The Fall' concentrates on as Lauren's first solo mission. The book's main focus is the relationships between the different characters with Lauren (James' younger sister) paired off with the Russian girl Anna. James interaction with the other characters has expanded including training with Bruce Norris and red shirt Kevin Sumner as well as taking more interest in Dana Smith and starting an unexpected relation ...more
Cherub:The Fall is an action, adventure packed book. It includes some exciting scenes and has a decent plot. Cherub:The Fall is about how agent James Adams is sent out to Russia on a mission. But It fails, he is trapped and has to use all if his natural techniques and skills to get him home safe. James gets caught, beat and handed over to an assumed enemy by a few skateboarders. The strangers actually help James with food, Infirmary like actions and help him get back to campus. The beginning of ...more
I liked the book a lot but it's clearly not as good as the others in the series.

The problem, I think, it that this book had too much angst with the characters (self doubt, are they doing the right thing, thoughts of revenge, petty jealousy, girlfriend/boyfriend troubles). While angst is a staple of young adult fiction, it is typically not in books that are more action oriented..

There are two 'authorized' missions in the book, and they were excellent. There was one 'unauthorized' mission in the b
Oct 23, 2014 Amory added it
First of all, I recommend this book to young teenagers because this book is all about a kid with approximately this age and even if it’s about agents and everything, its relates to teenagers because it speaks a lot about his life with friend, girlfriend. I would not recommend this book to children’s under ten because it contains a lot of bad words. If I could grade this book out of ten, I would give it a ten because it’s a perfect book to me, it’s really funny and interesting. Read this book if ...more
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The Fall, the seventh installment of British author Robert Muchamore’s action-packed CHERUB series, sees the young heroes risk their lives battling illegal weapons dealers and pedophiliac human traffickers, while simultaneously negotiating campus bullies, jealous girlfriends, and raging hormones. Muchamore expertly delivers breathless, edge-of-your-seat adventure, lusty yet apprehensive romantic experiences, and kick-butt action in this ongoing saga that gets better with each consecutive title.
Hmm... The Fall isn't where it gets particularly interesting. Human trafficking? Eh... It is more disturbing than exciting. Especially when it gets to those most disturbing parts, of course. That is when it gets weird...

The conflict isn't too interesting. James' problem is more of an assassination mystery than espionage while Lauren is more like espionage. She is covertly trying to dig information out of a suspected girl who was involved with a human trafficking operation. And then there are a f
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Tristan Riggi
The Fall, the seventh book in the CHERUB series, is another example of the extraordinary writing style of Robert Muchmore. Robert Muchamore writes great books that even the pickiest readers will try. His combination of connecting with the readers and providing suspense throughout the story makes for an enjoyable read. The book is 327 pages long which may seem like a long read but Robert Muchamore writes so well that the pages fly by.

Personally, I would rate this book a five out of five. This bo
Noah K
The book The fall by Robert Muchamore, in my opinion is one of his better books because of the inclusion of a lot of his writing style. Similarly to his previous books, this book again is a book for more mature students or adults.

My favorite part of the book was especially towards the beginning when James Adams is forced to escape from his apartment, fleeing from Russian henchman, and search for shelter in the cold. I found it really cool how Muchamore put one of his characters in the field but,
This is a great series that starts with the book The Recruit. It is a great book to read for anybody who enjoys the Alex Rider series by Anothony Horowitz.
The book was great and I would recomend it to people who like the Alex Rider series because it is basiclly the same idea and this one has more suspence. The book does not have an offical storyline but still ended up being awesome. You might want to visualise the story because if you can picture the story in your mind it would be great. The overall plot of the story would be that James is with 2 MI5 agents to put the corrupt buisnessman Dennis Obdin behind bars. But the mission goes wrong and Jam ...more
The Fall, the seventh installment of British author Robert Muchamore’s action-packed child spy series, Cherub, sees the young heroes risk their lives battling illegal weapons dealers and pedophiliac human traffickers, while simultaneously negotiating campus bullies, jealous girlfriends, and raging hormones. Muchamore expertly delivers breathless, edge-of-your-seat adventure, lusty yet apprehensive romantic experiences, and kick-butt action in this ongoing series that seems to get better with eac ...more
Aug 24, 2014 Farseer rated it 5 of 5 stars
This book takes a different approach from previous ones. Instead of a long mission taking most of the book, we have a short one and then most of the story takes place in the Cherub campus. James almost dies in a mission in Russia that goes wrong and then it looks like he might be expelled from Cherub.

I really appreciated the time we get to spend here in the Cherub campus. Missions are exciting and dangerous, but the going-ons at the campus are a lot of fun and, as usual, there is always somethin
This book is the seventh book in the CHERUB series. It is an action book.

Imagine a teenager, progressing through life. Then add the element of mystery and spies into the mix. With great detail, Muchamore makes the book very enjoyable.

Muchamore writes the book with some short, straight-to-the-point sentences, while others are longer, written in greater detail. The combined styles make the book interesting to read. The ending turns out to be quite unexpected.

The book can be rather confusing to un

The thriller book, CHERUB the Fall by Robert Muchamore is the seventh book in the CHERUB series. The series is a continuing plot of the story of James Adams life as a Cherub agent. He starts off in basic training continuing through his last mission. Each book has a mission. The book starts off when the protagonist James Adams is on a mission in Russia when the two MI5 agents working with him are found dead as well as their target, people get suspicious. James is forced to flee from Russia back t
May 12, 2013 Noah rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The Fall- By Robert Muchamore
The Fall is another exciting, action packed CHERUB book. If you don’t understand what CHERUB is, there is a description below. In The Fall, James Adams goes on a very serious mission, and gets achieves every Cherub’s dream, getting his, nevermind I won’t ruin it. In this book, James gets in some extreme trouble with his girlfriend Kerry, James gets assigned a mission, not going off of campus, but to train a red shirt for his soon to come basic training. Also his las
Shashank Aggarwal
I have just recently finished the novel The Fall by Robert Muchamore which is the tenth book in the series Cherub. The Fall is best for readers who enjoy a little violence, humor and suspense. T 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 that grips the reader and doesn’t let go. He has written many others like this but none of them so far have been this brilliant.

Mac J
In The Fall by Robert Muchamore, James Adams is sent on an undercover mission to Russia. James is part of a secret British intelligence agency called Cherub. In Cherub, children from around 10 years old to 18 years old work as undercover secret agents for the British government. When James’ British allies are killed, his cover is blown and it is up to James to get out of Russia alive. He is being chased by a Russian multi- millionaire who is angry at the British now and wants to kill James. Jame ...more
This book was really great! This one is my absolute favorite among the CHERUB books because it had an issue that was truly worth addressing. *spoiler* this book has a cherub, (Lauren!!) take a mission that involves human trafficking. I enjoyed this book a TON! I love how CHERUB takes a topic that is difficult and turns it into a mission where there is someone there that is willing to do what needs to be done.
Matthew Horrocks
I decided to read this book because I liked all of the other books in the series.

This book fits under the 'A book with a male main character' category in my bingo board.

this book is about a boy named james adams. james is a secret agent in an organization named CHERUB. in one of james' missions, he fails badly, which puts him seriously injoured in hospital.

i really enjoyed this book because it gave you a break of hard-core spy stuff that you see in the previous books (which are always successes)
The fall being the 6th CHERUB book I have read it is, in my opinion, the best.

The intense start of James getting in to trouble in Russia left me wanting more, without spoiling it was THE most intriguing book I have ever read. I would strongly encourage people to get into the series even though some of them are old, Robert Muchamore is still making more till this day.

Noah Cooper
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Elysia Wilson
I thought this book wasn't as good as the first few in the series. I am not sure whether it's because I read the first few when I was 11 and am now reading another at 4/5 year later but I don't relate to the character so much as I used to (I used to love James but think he's a bit of an idiot now) There were also a lot of names and it was hard to learn them because they were quite similar in terms of morals and character so i got rather confused.Also I found that most of the plots would be writt ...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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