CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they’re not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He and his sister were recently orphaned, and James has been in a lot of trouble. But he is brilliant in math. And CHERUB needs him. After one hundred days, the grueling training period is over. But the adventure has just begun.
I felt that this book was really quirky, but in a good way. I’m a sucker for pirates and spies, and because there are so many child spy books coming out right now (I’m writing one, actually…) it’s really nice when you end up really liking one. This book was special to me, and it stuck out for the more unique ideas it displayed. Later on, it kind of takes the path of the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, telling books about James’s adventures as a CHERUB, instead of, you know, Alex’s adventures as part of M16.
This book was funny, smart and it’s full of adventure, probably recommend for teens and tweens.
If you liked Alex Rider, no. I am NOT going to be that guy. Seriously though, I feel that the infamous “if you liked” phrase really fits between this book and the Alex Rider series.
I liked a lot of the characters in this series. Not my favorite, but still. I believe they were well-formed and actually felt like real kids. Kerry and Bruce were probably my favorite, and even though I felt that the other characters made some bad decisions at times, I really liked them as well. A great series. I hope you guys take the time to try these books if you like YA spy novels, because they really are worth it, all thirteen of them, though some are better than others.
pg count for the hardback: 352