Here at Cult Hub we love a good book. It doesn’t matter if it’s written for teenagers or adults, it’s the story we’re interested in. Boy Nobody has already caught the eye of Sony Pictures who are working on a screenplay written for Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son).
Boy Nobody is the first part in a new trilogy of young adult novels from Allen Zadoff. Arriving in the UK on 23 May 2013 courtesy of Orchard Books.
A gripping, rapid-paced suspense thriller concerning the enthralling exploits of a covert teenage assassin with some serious issues, this is destined to become one of the most talked-about young adult books of the year and a franchise as big as The Hunger Games.
The people behind The Program needed the perfect assassin: one who could operate efficiently in any given situation, without fear or anger, and without sympathy for the victim – a ruthless killer who could complete the mission and walk away unnoticed and emotionally unscathed. So they created one. The thing is, he’s just a kid.
Boy Nobody is the typical new kid in class, an insignificant teenager who shows up as a transfer from another high school in another town, makes very few friends and doesn’t stay long before leaving unexpectedly. What he leaves behind is always the same: a bereaved family that has lost a loved one due to “natural causes”. Mission accomplished.
But when Boy Nobody is assigned to target the mayor of New York City, things change. The mayor’s beautiful teenage daughter likes him. The mayor, himself, reminds him of his own, long-departed father and responds favourably to the blossoming relationship between the two teens. As buried memories and new questions begin to surface in Boy Nobody’s mind, a desire to return to being the kid he once was – a normal teenager with a home and real parents – is planted and begins to grow. And all the time The Program is watching. As far as they are concerned, nothing can be allowed to jeopardize the mission.
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