I Am The Weapon!

I Am the Weapon (The Unknown Assassin) by Allen Zadoff
Reprinted by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 5/13/2014


Teen boys make the perfect assassins – no one expects them. They infiltrate schools and befriend students all in order to gain access to their target. The Weapon did not start out as an assassin; he was trained by The Program after his parents were murdered – they had questionable loyalties. In order to survive, he keeps himself clinically detached – detached from feelings, detached from his past. In I Am the Weapon, we follow him as he finishes one assignment and starts another, but this one will challenge him like never before.

Readers’ hearts will be pounding from the beginning as Allen Zadoff deftly creates an atmosphere of tension, an atmosphere of fear. By the end, we won’t know whether we should continue to read or stop because we are afraid of the outcome. Short chapters and non-stop action will keep teens – both boys and girls – glued to the pages and anxiously awaiting the next installment of Unknown Assassin. Luckily for us, the sequel – I Am the Mission – will be released on June 17th. #reluctantreaders

About Ruth Compton

Youth Librarian by day; intellectual freedom fighter by night! Book Reviewer for Capitol Choices & ALA's GLBTRT. Parent of a teen reader! View all posts by Ruth Compton

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