"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

06 February 2013


Barnes, Jennifer Lynn. Nobody. Egmont, 2013.

There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.

I wanted to like this book. Really, I did. But it just didn't keep my interest. It was narrated in third person, but it still flipped between the two main characters, and the writing style in the two sections was not different enough to make it easy for my brain to adjust to the new point of view. 

And one of the main characters is an assassin and has been trained to be so from the time he was young, but the story isn't very suspenseful or thrilling at all. I would have expected it to be more suspenseful. Instead, I found myself dreading the time I spent reading this one. Better luck next time.

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