It started as one book, about teenage spies. Not what you’d expect, though. It does seem very realistic. Then it became two books, then a bestselling series. Soon after Henderson’s Boys (HB) came out, showing the start of CHERUB. Brilliant.
The missions and the likeness to real life really makes it worth reading. There is however some (well, a lot of) strong language, and some….things to do with want teenagers want when they are going through puberty (see Mad Dogs, pages 269 and 270). That is why, on every CHERUB and HB book except for the World Book Day special, there is a badge on the back saying “Not suitable for younger readers”. Now you know why. All the books are aimed for approx. 12/13 years plus, except for the deliberately lighter World Book Day special.
The CHERUB series centres around James Adams (formerly James Choke). The HB series centres around many characters. The last CHERUB book (Shadow Wave) came out in August 27, 2010 in the UK. Grey Wolves (coming out February 2011) is book 4 out of 7 in the HB series.
But for now, lets enjoy the series.
UPDATE (27/12/2010): Changed information about Grey Wolves – it is not the last HB book, there are going to be seven in total.