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Fierce Fiction for Young Teens (and much older!),
This review is from: Boy Nobody (Paperback)
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Wow, what a gripping read. My son is a big fan of Robert Muchamore but I think he's going to rate Allen Zadoff even higher when he gets the chance to read this intelligent, compelling thriller.
"Ben" is an intriguing character, recruited into the "Program" at an early age, he is now 16 and beginning to have doubts about the wisdom of absolute obedience to his handlers, "Mom" and "Dad". He is likeable despite/or maybe because of his obvious flaws. I have a feeling the upcoming movie adaptation will be a blockbuster and deservedly so.
With short snappy chapters, Boy Nobody, will appeal to both male and female fans of the YA thriller genre. There a few sexual references which might make it more suitable for 13+ but nothing overly overt. He's a 16 year old, not a saint!
Although there is a proper conclusion, the stage looks set for a series about Boy Nobody, welcome news for parents of reluctant readers. Highly recommended.