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I am the weapon : [a novel]
Zadoff, Allen, author.
Personal Author:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

© 2013
Physical Description:
337 pages ; 21 cm.
Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.
General Note:
Originally published in hardcover in June 2013 as Boy Nobody.
Reading Level:
HL 450 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.6 9.0 161533.
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Central Library Y FICTION Young Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Young Adult
Clearfield Library Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult
Lancaster Library Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult

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They needed the perfect assassin.

Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a 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, moving on to the next target.

But when he's assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's mission.

In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero.

Author Notes

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.

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