"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

15 May 2014

Boy Nobody

Zadoff, Allen. Boy Nobody. Little, Brown BFYR, 2013.

Boy Nobody was taken from his family when he was young. He has been trained in the art of blending in and the art of killing. His mission is simple: arrive at a new school, blend in with the other students, and then accomplish the objective of killing whomever his mark is. After he's done, he is sent to his next location and someone else cleans up after his mess. But when Boy Nobody actually befriends and begins to care for one of his marks, things become complicated. Will he be able to save himself and finally discover the truth?

This book was a fast-paced and compelling read. I neglected the dishes, the laundry, my cat, and everything else as I focused on this story and what would happen to Boy Nobody at the end. It was that good. I could easily booktalk this book or get some of my reluctant readers to try it out. The fast pace and mysterious plot would definitely appeal to my patrons.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language, alcohol use, violence
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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