Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:36 am
Teen assassin? Sign me up!
I love books. That shouldn't come as a surprise. But when I start looking at books I gravitate toward, several themes come up: serial killers, secret societies and spies (listen, we don't choose who we love, am I right?). Man, I love spies! So when I heard about Boy Nobody, a teen assassin working for the Program, I didn't need much more motivation to read it. Alan Zadoff writing it is icing on the cake (he wrote another of my favorites, My Life, the Theater, and other Tragedies).
As soon as I finished it, I said "hmm!" out loud to myself, which I consider a good sign (also, side note, this is not normal behavior for me, so take note of the awesome this book is). Guys, there is so much good stuff to talk about in this one. How do you decide who to trust? When do you go with your emotions and when do you go with your head? What qualifies someone to be called Mom or Dad? How do you decide who needs to die and who can just be taken out for a bit? Where are the ethics when your job is to kill people? What are the best assassin gadgets ever (there are so many good ones in this book)?