The book first book is called The Recruit by Robert Muchamore. It’s about spies – teenager spies, and I know a lot of guys and girls alike have enjoyed reading them since they’ve been published. Including me J
The series follows James who is a troubled teen. They live on the rough end of life and he has some anger management problems. Following some events his mother dies, leaving him and his younger sister Lauren to be separated into different foster homes. Little does he know that a spy company called Cherub has their eye on him, and test him to see whether he fits the bill to join them or not.
I think all the characters here are realistic and I enjoyed this so much because it was a step up from the Alex Rider series. James talks and acts like I would expect some young teenage guys to, and yet there’s so much more to him. And although he does become this young spy he deals with a lot of problems anyone else at his age would. Missing his mother, worrying about Lauren, and of course, trying to get girls ;)
In general the missions that I’ve read so far in the story have been really interesting, and just get better in time. It’s sometimes a case of whodunit, and sometimes a case of how did they do it. But either way, I know it’s a mystery that I’m going to enjoy. That’s why I would give the series in general four out of five stars. I highly recommend it to any teenagers just hitting thirteen and above ^^
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