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Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
  

Boy Nobody

NewGen - YA Fiction   
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A fast paced, action packed thriller. Boy Nobody is a teen assassin for the Program, a shadowy government organisation that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. He befriends the children of those he is targeted to kill. He doesn’t ask questions and he doesn’t fail. Until now.

Perfect for fans of Jason Bourne, Robert Muchamore and Michael Grant.

Synopsis

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of natural causes. Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When Boy Nobody was just eleven, he discovered his own parents had died of not-so-natural causes. He soon found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's next mission.

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A fast-paced thriller following the adventures of a brainwashed teen assassin. -- Children's Bookseller

Zadoff shines in this entertaining twist on the teen spy novel...hard-edged narration and twists will keep readers riveted. Publisher's Weekly

The Bourne Identity meets James Bond meets Alex Rider meets oh my god this book is so amazing my head is going to explode BOOKTALK

This book is a breath of fresh air in the young adult sector, placing the emphasis squarely on the “adult” and reminding us there is more to teen literature than sparkly vampires and love triangles. It also gives us a male character as complex as The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen.

About the Author

Allen Zadoff is the author of several acclaimed novels including Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have, winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. His new novel, Boy Nobody, is the first in a new YA trilogy about a teenage assassin. Allen is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute forAdvanced Theatre Training. His training as a super spy, however, has yet to be verified.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd May 2013

Author

Allen Zadoff

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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction


ISBN

9781408327609

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