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The Hit

Book 1

By Allen Zadoff

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

He Is Nothing.
The Mission Is Everything.

Biographical 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. His new novel, Boy Nobody, is the first in a new YA trilogy about a teenage assassin. Allen is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute forAdvanced Theatre Training. His training as a super spy, however, has yet to be verified.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408337769
  • Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 366
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
A fast-paced thriller following the adventures of a brainwashed teen assassin. — Children's Bookseller
'Zadoff shines in this entertaining twist on the teen spy novel...hard-edged narration and twists will keep readers riveted.' — Publisher's Weekly (STARRED review)
A tense and exciting story with a strong cast. — Publishers Weekly
The plot speeds along seamlessly with plenty of action and drama, and hairpin turns will keep readers guessing; a twist in the end will have them begging for more. Fast, furious and fun! — Kirkus Reviews
Unresolved mysteries and an open-ended conclusion make this a promising start to an exciting new series. — School Library Journal
Fast-paced with plenty of twists and turns and tension which hold the reader's focus until the end. — Peters Gazette
A thought-provoking psychological study of control and freedom. Its laconic, staccato style adds considerably to its merits. — Irish Times
Melds Jason Bourne with the best of James Bond... a gripping thriller. — Flipside
Not just another a boy-assassin novel... Zadoff favours short, choppy sentences, which create a tough-private-detective edginess - and are also a boon for less able readers. — Jewish Chronicle
A brilliant, fast paced thriller. Clever and well-written, this is a thought-provoking and exciting page-turner. — Booktrust
Boy Nobody is a page-turning, thought-provoking, complex thriller with an unforgettable anti-hero. A memorable read for young adults. — Carousel
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