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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2011
This book is possibly my favourite book in one of my favourite series.
This time instead of having to put someone inside a cell, they have to get them out. James Adams finds himself inside Arizona Max alongside an older agent James Moss trying to burst Curtis Oxford- the son of a weapons dealer- out. In this book there is a great get away chapter and a lot of suspense. Don't want to ruin the story but if you liked the other Cherub books then you'll love this one too.

I have read the whole series and loved everyone of them, I'd say that you do need to read the books I'm chronological order to fully understand Cherub. This book would make a fantastic gift, and although manly boys read this series as I've said time and time again I am a girl and have loved every single one, and I am going to buy People' Republic by Robert Muchamore when it comes out. (In just four days!)

Just in case of any confusion here is the order of the Cherub Series

1. The Recruit
2. Class A
3. Maximum Security
4. The Killing
5. Divine Madness
6. Man Vs Beast
7. The Fall
8. Mad Dogs
9. The Sleepwalker
10. The General
11. Brigands Mc
12. Shadow Wave
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2005
Maximum Securtity - The UNMISSABLE 3rd installment in the Cherub Series, kicks more ass than your average navy shirt agent.
This book finds James Adams, our young hero, and his sister, lauren, infiltrating the maximum security prison in Arizona desert. Sent there, to escape with the son of a 'FBI Most wanted criminal', he soon learns the dangers of being inside prison, and eventually, the dangers of being on the run from the law.
Packed with more kicks, punches, guns, and explosions than you handle, this book will blow you away. The emotive writing style, mixed with the immeasurable imagination of Rob Muchamore, makes this book, an absolute must. Order yours today!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Robert Muchamore's third book in the CHERUB series is as good if not better than the first two. When I read his first book, The Recruit, in proof form at a children's writers' conference last year, I knew it would appeal enormously to reluctant readers Ð mainly boys Ð who would rather play violent video games like Grand Theft Auto or watch Vin Diesel. I was right. The series has really taken off with kids and Muchamore already has a growing fan base.
Unlike Anthony Horowitz's Alex Ryder series, the kids at Cherub ARE allowed guns. And they use them. This is one of the appeals of the book. Some grandparents and librarians may not approve of the references to bodily functions, young teen snogging, violence and murder, but it is these very things that will get boys reading.
The three books in the CHERUB series are extremely well-researched and offer fascinating glimpses into social worlds that many children will (hopefully) never see: religious cults, maximum security prisons, and the roughest council estates.
Maximum Security also passes my test for a good kids' book: it is as un-put-downable for adults as it is for children.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 21 March 2005
The third installment of the CHERUB series is full of intense action and excitement. In my opinion this is Muchamore's best book in the series so far. This book has it all - car chases, prison breakouts, automatic weapons, martial arts, and even the odd bit of teenage romance.
It far outstrips it's competition in the child-spy genre by offering something original that the others don't have; it mixes wild adventures with many realistic, down to earth points that all of us can identify with, making us feel that we ourselves can be CHERUB agents. The books in this series are ideally read in the right order (Recruit, Class A, Max Security) to get the full impact, but there's enough backstory given in the text make it readable before the others, and jog the memory of the forgetful ones amongst us, without seeming at all patronising.
This book is so good it should encourage any TV teenager to read more often - costs less than a pay view movie, last longer, and is infinitely more enjoyable.
You must buy this book, today!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
My heart was beating 200x faster than my clock was ticking, as I turned each page of this thrilling read.
The third book in the CHERUB series, by Robert Muchamore, is more action packed and exciting than the previous. The hero of the series 13 year old James Adams is placed into the young offenders' wing of Arizona State Maximum Security Prison. His mission is to bust Curtis Oxford out as realistically as possible, so not to arouse the suspicion of, FBI's No. 2 most wanted criminal, Curtis' mother, Jane Oxford. This adventure will have you reading till dawn.
WARNING- This book contains missiles, guns, murder, explosions, break-outs, crashes and car-chases.
Buy Maximum Security today and be enthralled into the series for the rest of your life; I know I already have. You will be begging for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2012
Maximum Security is the third book in the brilliant Cherub series.It is about James and Dave who a sent to a dangerous prison :Arizona Max.James' sister Lauren is also in this book which makes it interesting.The problem is that this book moves at a slower pace than class A.The mission is also not quite as interesting but has an element of danger in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2008
If you like any spy books this is better than the rest!!! No need to comment as good as the rest, gets better as the seris continues

I would also like to recommend some other books similar but not quite as good, they are by Jack Higgins and Justin Richards, they are about twins and it is spy fiction
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on 3 August 2011
Having read an extract from his friends copy of "The Recruit", the first in this series of books, my son came home and asked me to order the book for him as soon as possible. As he's an avid reader I ordered the first 3 books in the series for him and thank goodness I did. He absolutely loved them and couldn't put them down. He is now a big fan of Robert Muchamore and loves his style of writing. The 3 books he has read so far are exciting and thrilling and really captured his imagination. It would appear these stories have it all as far as a 12yr old boy is concerned - espionage, action, thrills, glamour.........
From listening to the enthralled way my son described these books I would say Mr Muchamore has cleverly written his books for 10 to 14 yr olds so that they are neither too childish nor too mature. This book comes highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2008
this book has it all, charm , girls, wit, action. You couldn't ask for more! say your reading the Alex Rider series and they fall or slide down something and the sentance reads "Alex got up and miracously he was unscathed" were really he should have had a broken leg, there is none of that in these storys, as you read you get the sense of it being real. If you buy this particular copy at the top it will say " punchy exciting glamoraus and whats more you'll completely wish it was true". that is spot on in my eyes. The storyline itself is where he has to break a child out of prison as her mother is an illegal weapons smuggler. i wont go into though.

GET THIS BOOK!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2010
my 11 yr old loves all of these books. they are about kids doing adult stuff but there is a bit of swearing in them which I dont really like. I read to him so I cut it out!
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