Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one that 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 his own parents died of not-so-natural causes, Boy Nobody, at the age of eleven, found himself under the control of the Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counterespionage 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 who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage the Program's next mission.
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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. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training. His training as a super spy, however, has yet to be verified.
John Salwin is a narrator and voice-over artist. Among his audiobook narrations are Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff and Your Monkey Mind Connection by Jeanne Marie Antoinette. He currently lives in Los Angeles.Review:
Praise for I Am the Weapon, previously titled Boy Nobody:
A 2014 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
* "Zadodff shines in this violent, entertaining twist on the teen spy novel. [Boy Nobody is]...a tense and exciting story with a strong cast...blunt and hard edged narration and twists will keep readers riveted."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "[Boy Nobody] is like a darker version of Alex Rider, [and] Thomas in James Dashner's Maze Runner series... Fans of such fast-paced action novels should love this first installment in the Boy Nobody series."―VOYA (starred review)
"Operating in the tradition of both James Bond and of Robert Cormier's I Am the Cheese(1977), Boy Nobody is an auspicious first volume in a promised new series of action-adventure thrillers that will keep readers clamoring for more."―Booklist
"Fast, furious, and fun...Plenty of action and drama, and hairpin turns [that] will keep readers guessing; a twist in the end will have them begging for more."―Kirkus Reviews
"A promising start to an exciting new series."―SLJ
"I cannot wait to get this title, first in a new series, into the hands of my male students who are often at a loss for material to read."―Library Media Connection
"When James Bond was a little boy, he wanted to grow up to be half as hard-core as Boy Nobody."―Barry Lyga, New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers
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Buchbeschreibung Hachette Children's Book Sep 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Allen Zadoff's first YA, Food, Girls, andOther Things I Can't Have, was published by Egmont in 2009 and was a 2010 recipient of the Sid Fleishchman Humor Award. His adult memoir, Hungry, was published in 2007. Allen's YA 'lad lit' novel My Life, The Theater, and Other Tragedies was published by Egmont in May2011 and his next YA novel, Since You Left Me, will publish in August 2012. He teaches writing in LA. 347 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781408337769