29 Apr Zadoff (Since You Left Me) switches gears and shines in this violent, entertaining twist on the teen spy novel. His unnamed year-old. : Boy Nobody (The Unknown Assassin) (): Allen Zadoff: Books. The Traitor (Boy Nobody) [Allen Zadoff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Traitor.

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Readers who like Game by Barry Lyga should check out the book. Despite being realistically well done for being in the xllen of a teenage boy, it was a bit unusual, although easily comprehended.

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Indeed while it’s sometimes misused by some writers, alen writing style adds here to the feeling of speed we get throughout the book. With his past threatening to spill out and pose difficult questions for Ben his alias for this mission he falters. View all 6 comments. The Weapon is a sixteen year old boy, and a trained assassin of The Program.

Boy Nobody (Boy Nobody / Unknown Assassin, book 1) by Allen Zadoff

The subject matter assassination, murder, death, terrorism is mature for young readers, but grade 6 and up can easily slip into this world for vicarious thrill and chills with nothing offensive on the pages. The teenagers are studious, and above all, fiercely intelligent; they debate, they are well-prepared for the cutthroat competition as is typical in a college prep school and I love that the author does not dumb it down and lump the teens in this book into a mass of illiterate, unthinking, uncaring clods.

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I can’t say anything! Do the Program handlers suspect he is going rogue or that he cannot complete the job? I thought some of the twists while seemingly predictable end up being quite interesting.

It is pretty clear that the author is a male, unlike other books I’ve read in which the male character was written by a male author, I can completely buy the fact that our narrator is a zqdoff old adolescent.

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Mallory Park is living two lives: I would like to thank the publishers for providing a proof copy in exchange for an honest review. I was so, so wrong. Dealing with what it means to feel, to be human, to fit in, Ben will touch your heart in more ways than one.

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I was enjoying it immensely, but I felt like I was a third party when really all I wanted was to be inside his head to the point where I felt what he felt. We’re not meant to love himBen is a highly trained killer.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. While I wasn’t crazy about the writing style – it was often too simplistic and cold, even though that was still quite appropriate given how emotionless the main character was – the pacing was fast and exciting, and I simply could not stop reading. Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd.

It should be just another assignment, even with the short time required to get the job done We were suddenly in this guy’s head. As an adult, I enjoy it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to review this book in such a way that readers can be interested to join The Program without revealing them too much classified information. The plot retained the complexity and the relevancy of current events like an adult thriller. Watching closely Sam’s interactions with her dad, brings up memories mobody his father The action moves alllen quickly even with all the thinking Boy does in his head figuring out the next step.


So…I Am The Weapon works too. Now Playing Boy Nobody. Could he have his life back Also I thought the writing was great. Don’t get fooled though, Ben is a multi-layered character and as it is, he could start questioning his orders and maybe open his heart to sensations feelings.

It even has that kind of prose that I usually hate, but this one made it work in a stunning, exceptional way. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Boy Nobody is a coldly dispassionate teenage assassin working for a mysterious organization called the Program.