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Bodyguard: Recruit (Book 1) Paperback – May 9, 2017
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“Breathtaking action . . . as real as it gets.”—Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series
"The training sequences are detailed and realistic, and Connor is relatable and likable. Featuring intense action sequences and strong friendships, this series starter will appeal to reluctant readers and fans of the 'Alex Rider' books."—School Library Journal on Recruit
About the Author
Chris Bradford (www.chrisbradford.co.uk) is a true believer in "practicing what you preach." For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. His bestselling books, including the Young Samurai series, are published in over 20 languages and have garnered more than 30 children's book award nominations internationally. He is a dedicated supporter of teachers and librarians in their quest to improve literacy skills and provides free Teachers' Guide to his books on his website. He lives in England with his wife and two sons. Follow Chris on Twitter @youngsamurai.
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UK book 1 £3.99 or $5.04
US book 1 and 2 £14.24 or $17.98
UK book 2 £3.99 or $5.04
US book 3 and 4 £14.24 or $17.98
UK book 3 £4.99 or $6.30
US book 5 and 6 £14.24 or $17.98
As other reviewers have pointed out, these 2 books were originally published as a single book in the UK. Quite frankly, I was shocked and throughly dismayed by the so-called ending of the "first" book. It literally just stops right in the middle of a fight scene, practically in the middle of paragraph.
That being said, it's a good story as long as you make sure to have the "second" book handy before you even begin the first one (not knowing this before I started, I had to suffer through the wait until I got the second one). And yes, the combined cost of the 2 books is probably a bit higher than one would expect from a single story, but not terribly so.
I thought the main character of Connor was well developed and the plot moved along nicely. However I thought some of the supporting characters could have used a bit more depth (I particularly would have liked to get to know Alicia better).
My 16 year old son (who has been a big fan of Chris Bradford's Young Samurai series for years) really enjoyed reading this (he didn't have to wait for the second book).
I expect my 13 year old daughter (who likes action and has enjoyed other stories about presidential children) will like this as well but she hasn't gotten to it yet.
Generally, I'd recommend this for middle readers about age 11 and up.
That’s the premise of a new series by Chris Bradford called Bodyguard. Based on the first two books in the series that I have read, Recruit and Hostage, the series is fast-paced and packed with adventure.
Connor has some experience in self defense when he joins the organization called Guardian: he wins the Battle of Britain Junior Kickboxing Tournament when Recruit opens. His training provides even more. He learns to assess threats, conduct surveillance, avoid ambushes, and gain skills in unarmed combat. Author Bradford went through bodyguard training himself, learning these same skills so he could write in a realistic way about them.
Four titles in the series have been released together, making it great to pick up for summer reading. In Recruit and Hostage, Connor gets training and goes on his first assignment, which involves protecting the daughter of the U.S. president when she slips away from her Secret Service detail. Action in books three and four moves a luxury yacht and involves the children of an Australian media mogul.
I recommend Bodyguard for readers aged 10 and up.
The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.