In Robert Muchamore’s book, The Recruit, the British seem to have it all figured out when it comes t...moreChildren these days are so talented
By Matt Lamanna
In Robert Muchamore’s book, The Recruit, the British seem to have it all figured out when it comes to special operations. In the country of England, children under the age of 18 who have lost their parents usually are recruited, hence the title. What they are taken into is a mystery at first but is soon revealed to them. Until then, the children can only wonder…
James Adams is first introduced to us in the very beginning of the story, when he got into a fight with a girl at school and had to leave class due to this. His roommate, Kyle Blueman, turned out to be a cherub agent, which is the “society” that these children are recruited into. He has been overlooking James ever since they became roommates and he finally took him to cherub to show him what he was meant to do until adulthood. James is shown that he is wanted by the cherub agency as a spy for England. He accepts and goes through tough training to get in shape physically and mentally for his missions. Throughout the series of twelve books (thirteen including the mini book Dark Sun) James and his fellow recruits battle against multiple villains such as drug dealers, evil societies, convicts, and more. Each book is a different mission for James and his partners and each has various forms of danger, fear, and lies.
At times the book has its slow points such as with the love scenes between James and his many women that he obtains throughout the whole series. Whenever though it is mission time, they characters get down to business and it never lacks intensity. If anything, as people progress up the series it gets even more intense and adventurous. The entire cherub series is and forever will be cherished and loved by whoever comes by it. Each book ends with suspense to the upcoming one and that is what keeps me going through these books whenever and wherever I can get my hands on them. (less)
The Cherub organization recruits children(usaully aged under 10)as agents for discovering intel on other organizations scattered around the world comm...moreThe Cherub organization recruits children(usaully aged under 10)as agents for discovering intel on other organizations scattered around the world committing crimes and felonies. These children are trained until age ten so until their skills are tested to see if they are ready for the field. Once they pass the intense training schedule, they are placed on missions, usually minor if they have recently gone through training. There are elders that keep the whole agency running and also people who select agents for missions. Cherub agents are chosen for different difficulty missions based off experience and how well they have done in previous missions. This is the perfect agency for recovering intel and shutting down crime systems because they have the simple idea that is:Adults never suspect teens are spying on them. Its fool-proof one could say, and it rarely seems to fail this organization.
The spy novel, Class A by Robert Muchamore, has Cherub agent James Adams selected along with three others embark on a mission that includes them to penatrate a drug trade and get close to the leader of it. To do so James befriends the child of leader Keith Moore, to get himself closer to the man himself so he can successfully accomplish his mission. Alongside him are Kerry Chang and Kyle Blueman who do the same and help James complete the mission. Throughout this story James and his fellow agents accomplish their job piece by piece with their fair share of scares and mission ending events. These events only enhance the instensity and interest of the book.
The author, Robert Muchamore, has done a fantastic job on this novel and hopefully in the rest of his Cherub series. This book of his along with many others of his is adored by all who have read it. It is a great tale of spies, non-stop action and suspense, along with bits of romance which people believe add a certain spice to the books he writes. All in all the way he constructs his novels is outstanding and hopefully many other people decide to read this book and the rest of the series.(less)
This is book three in the outstanding Cherub series by Robert Muchamoore. This mission was different from the usual type. This organization usually tr...moreThis is book three in the outstanding Cherub series by Robert Muchamoore. This mission was different from the usual type. This organization usually tries to get criminals behind bars but in this case, James Adams has to get himself into jail to befriend a criminal. This isn't just any man behind bars though, this is the son of one of the most wanted weapons smugglers in America.
James is partnered with his sister Lauren, and another Cherub agent named Dave Moss, who poses as his brother. The point of this mission is for the three of them to pose as criminals and get into a maximum security prison in Arizona so James can befriend Curtis Oxford. They plan to escape with Curtis and have him lead them to his mother, Jane Oxford. It is never as easy as it sounds, then again since when does escaping a maximum security prison sound easy. The story has gripping scenes and great suspense throughout it.
Just like in the two books before it, Maximum Security had action, suspense, and in some scenes either a rigged terrifying feeling or a somewhat happy feeling. I couldn't stop reading whenever I picked it up. Once you start reading it, good luck putting it down until the very last page. It's an addicting book and based on the last two it's probably an addicting series as a whole. This story is still one of the early books of the series so the characters aren't fully developed and the reader doesn't know much about the characters either. In the end it's easy to understand and just an amazing book with great gripping scenes.(less)
The story is about James Adams, a 13 year old Cherub agent. Cherub is part of a division of the British Intelligence called M15. These agents are trai...moreThe story is about James Adams, a 13 year old Cherub agent. Cherub is part of a division of the British Intelligence called M15. These agents are trained to complete missions that could range from an inner town drug dealer to a national threat. These children are used on missions adults would not be able to complete because no one would ever guess a child is spying on them. This is the sole purpose of Cherub. To get these missions complete with the best chance of success. These agents are able to bring many murderers, drug dealers, psychopaths, and other criminals to justice.
In this book, James starts of getting dumped by his girlfriend. This doesn't sit too well with him. He begins bullying younger kids, and ends up without anyone to talk to other then his new anger management counselor that he is assigned to meet with. He is suspended from missions for a month and has to clean up the campus for 2 hours a day as punishment for his actions. Although this has occurred, he is recruited for a mission because they need his experience. The objective is find out how a small time crook Leon Tarasov suddenly has lots of cash. Will they find out how this happened and will they be able to capture this criminal? You will have to read to find out.
The plot of this story thickens after every page, which is one of the many reasons I couldn't stop reading it. Along with the many twists and turns, there were other people and things involved in the crimes, which only added more intensity and a suspicious fog to the book that covered you from the truth until the very end. That is one of things I loved most about this tantalizing tale of murder, a man, and lots of money.(less)