C.H.E.R.U.B. The Sleepwalker by Robert Muchamore
Back again for another book review, and trust me when I say that this one is a good one.
There has been a plane crash, where one of the wings has been blown of the side of the plane. Once the plane has crashed all people on board are dead, including an ex member of C.H.E.R.U.B family. Automatically people assume that the plane has been bombed. So when an ex member of C.H.E.R.U.B. comes back and helps make a mission where they can investigate the real course of what made the plane come down. And the way they manage this is by going of a 3 sentence conversation from a scared 11 year boy.
So what do I think?
Well I have now come to see that lately there seems to be a specific issue in each of the C.H.E.R.U.B. books recently, as we have had animal abuse, drugs, sex slaves and in this book I personally think it is about racism. I think this as it is actually mentioned that a 11 year old boy is being picked on because in his last name there is Bin, this is the Arabic word for son, just like we have Johnson and Stevenson.
Thing is it is not just the children who are doing this as even the people think that because the last name is Bin then there has to be something to do with bombs. This isn’t the case as not a single bomb was used in the plane crash.
This can be a real eye opener to what people automatically think because of what we have seen and read on the news about terrorist. I actually think that Robert Muchamore is trying to get people to think differently about the world and what some people are capable of through his books. The best thing is that he is writing books for children as that way they wont be doing stuff that you read in the books in the future.
The book itself like normal is written amazingly, especially one of the first chapters where we are given an insight to what is happening on the plane. We are being told what the plane is like, and what happens when the wing comes off causing the plane to spin. I loved reading this book because not only was it an amazing piece of work but also it helped me open my eyes to what thoughts automatically come to me when I hear peoples name or look at people who are different races.
There is also another theme in this book, Domestic Abuse. While this doesn’t happen on a mission but with work experience it is still an important part of the book. And this part revolves around James and Kerry.
While at work experience everything is going as well as it possibly could at a fast food place, with them making a friend in a person called Gemma, who under normal circumstances you wouldn’t believe is a victim of domestic abuse. It is not until they all meet up for a party that you see what really happens when they all go home. Gemma has been getting beaten up by her boyfriend for many years, but you wouldn’t suspected it. But at the party her boyfriend grabs her and wont leave her alone, so james smacks him. But for revenger gemma boyfriend uses her as bait to get revenge on james, Gemma is seen with a black eye and a fat lip.
It is disgusting what some people do to people they are meant to love. You notice I said people and not man, well that is because even though it is not as commonly known the reverse does happen. If you love someone then you are meant to care for them and make sure that nobody hurts them. That means you don’t go around and punch them in the face.
I do love this book and it is an eye opener for all people even if you aren’t following the story it is still worth a read for the messages you see in the book.
I read the book in a day, just laid in bed all comfy with my kindle and just read. Yes I know I have a lot of free time but I do work as well so days off haha. It is something I don’t normally do as I have got ADHD so it is normally hard but for some reason it was great to just a read an amazing book
Anyway I have been Aaron Morrsi and ill see you next time.Buy C.H.E.R.U.B. The Sleepwalker Here