Boy Nobody started off really well. The book opens with the main character, who I shall call Benjamin because that’s one of his undercover names, killing an important Chinese business man after gaining entry to his house through the guy’s son. It was all very interesting because Benjamin was cold, calculating, and he got the job done. Later on he took out four Chinese guys by himself. Did I mention that he’s sixteen?
Unfortunately it went downhill from there. Benjamin goes on a new assignment, which is to kill the mayor of New York. He joins a private school to get close to the mayor’s daughter, and oh my gods, it was dull from there.
I wasn’t expecting insta-love. I really wasn’t. In a book about an teen assassin I expect action and maybe a hot romance, not one that progresses to love after just four days. Benjamin meets Sam on Day 1, they talk about having developed feelings for each other during Day 2, and then by Day 4 Benjamin says something about being in love with her. No. Just… no.
I liked Benjamin before all this love nonsense. It was great being inside his head as he calculated every move he made and everything he said. It made everything quite suspenseful, in a way, because you could literally watch the cogs turning in his head.
But like I said, it went downhill. There were very few interesting or action-packed scenes that could keep me intrigued to the end. Honestly, by the “explosive” ending, I was so bored that I just wanted to skim it to get it over with.
I wouldn’t recommend this book for older YA readers, but maybe the younger ones would like it. I don’t know, it was just boring, which is very disappointing because I was excited about the whole teen assassin thing. *sad face*