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Waiting on Wednesday: BOY NOBODY by Allen Zadoff
May 22nd, 2013 by Liza Wiemer

BoyNobodyBOY NOBODY

by Allen Zadoff

Expected publication: June 11, 2013

Publisher Little Brown Books for Young Readers

352 pages

“FAST, FURIOUS, AND FUN.”   –KIRKUS REVIEWS
“ZADOFF SHINES IN THIS VIOLENT, ENTERTAINING TWIST ON THE TEEN SPY NOVEL.”  —-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW*
“IT READS MUCH LIKE POPULAR ADULT THRILLERS…A PROMISING START TO AN EXCITING NEW SERIES.”  –SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

From Goodreads: Boy Nobody (Boy Nobody #1)9503856

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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 a 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, moving on to the next target.

But when he’s assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program’s mission.

In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero.

My thoughts:
Even though I read an ARC of Boy Nobody, I’m including it in my Waiting on Wednesday post because I want everyone to add it to their to-read list. Teachers, parents: boys will love it as much as girls, if not more! Outstanding novel for reluctant readers because the sentences are short, direct, interesting. The writing is masterful and simplistic. But let me assure you that the plot is anything but simplistic. It’ll draw you in quickly and completely!
Here’s my review:

Boy Nobody is really somebody quite EXTRAORDINARY!

This has become one of my most favorite YA series, and yeah, I know it’s just begun! Absolutely get your hands on it! Boy Nobody is a fast-paced, heart-pounding thriller YA novel, which reminds me of Matt Damon and the Bourne Identity. Fascinating, fabulous characters and NYC setting. Lots of intrigue, twists, turns and who did it? Who is the real boy nobody? Assassin, orphan, friend or foe? Ohhhh, did I get sucked in and totally entranced in the storyline and characters. Even got misty-eyed at the end. Allen Zadoff is a master storyteller, simplistic yet so, so, so effective! Less is more, perfect for reluctant readers. It’s great to read such an amazing male character, so boys will love this book as much as girls! I believe the movie rights were sold. I can’t wait to see how this novel will translate onto the screen.
Put Boy Nobody on your must read list!
DON’T MISS IT! DON’T MISS IT! DON’T MISS IT!

Learn more about Allen Zadoff

If you need one more reason to read Boy Nobody, then take a look at this amazing book trailer!


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