I am the Mission, the Weapon, the Assassin

I am the Mission by Allen Zadoff
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 6/17/2014

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After his last mission Zack went off the grid to think, but “Father” managed to track him down. For his next assignment, his name is Daniel and he must complete a mission where another teen assassin failed. The target? A crazy ex-lieutenant colonel who runs a military camp for teens. It’s supposed to be an in-and-out mission – go to a recruiting event and get it done, no going into the camp. But when events take a turn for the worse, Daniel heads into camp against “Father’s” orders.

Allen Zadoff, a master of writing non-stop action & adventure stories, does it again with I Am the Mission. From his first words to the last sentence, readers are drawn into the assassin’s mission where everyone is a suspect and every snap of a twig sends our hearts racing. At one point, I had to put the book down just so my heart would stop pounding! The feints within feints and the fast-paced action will keep even the most reluctant readers hooked. Give this to any teen who likes spy novels or adventure stories; just be prepared for the question, “when is the next one coming out?”

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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