I Am the Mission (Unknown Assassin Series #2)

I Am the Mission (Unknown Assassin Series #2)

by Allen Zadoff

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ISBN-13: 9780316199698
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/17/2014
Series: Unknown Assassin Series , #2
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: HL630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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. Allen invites you to visit him on the Web at www.boynobody.com.

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I Am the Mission 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and auper interesting. I recommend it
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
I Am the Mission  by Allen Zadoff The teenage Jason Borne goes where few action hero stories go. Zach our interrupted spy/ soldier has gone off the grid. He joins a youth camp trying to reconnect to the world without the Program. The Program will not lose him that easily. They know where he is and they need him. Zach finds out he is not the only soldier for the Program in the worst way. Mike his original recruiter is also not alone in working for the Program. There are others like Zach who were recruited at a young age, taking from family, or the only survivors in their family. One of these recruits has gone missing. The Program needs Zach to finish his mission. The consequences could be deadly; not following orders could make him a rogue agent, liable for destruction to himself and all he holds dear. Can Zach figure out how to complete the mission? Can he find out the information that the Program is protecting him from? Can he survive to tell the Program his reasons for going against orders? This is an intriguing book with many plot turns, and points of frustration for the character and the reader alike as he pieces together his plan of action and completes his mission. 
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Solid second installment! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review. 4 Stars I must admit that I was a little afraid of this book so I waited a long time to read it. You may be wondering how any sane person could be afraid to read a book but I really was (and my sanity is often questionable). I was afraid of this book because I have been let down by follow up books in several other series and I did not want this wonderful character to be tainted in my mind. This book turns out to be a great follow up to I Am the Weapon, although not quite as good. The main character goes by Daniel in this book and The Program is no longer sure if they should trust him after the events in the first book. After proving himself, he is sent on a mission. Things do not go as plan and Daniel finds himself spending time at a military style camp for teens led by Eugene Moore. Daniel must figure out what to do with no input from The Program despite his attempts to contact them. When Daniel becomes desperate for outside help, he turns to his friend Howard. It was wonderful to see Howard in this book as his character is so likeable and interesting. We also learn more about The Program and Daniel's past which I can't wait to watch Allen Zadoff build on in subsequent novels in this series. There are so many things that I like about this book. I like that this is teen book that does not revolve around a romance even though there is a romantic element it is not the center of the book. I love that this is a smartly written teen book with lots of action that should appeal to a wide range of fans. Unfortunately, I did not think this book was quite as good as the first one largely because it took a while for the story to build in this book but before long I was completely pulled in and could not wait to see how things would unfold. I would recommend this book to others but I would suggest that readers start with the first book if they are new to the series. I think that the background information about Daniel and the The Program from the first book makes this book much easier to follow and enjoy. I definitely plan to continue to read works by Allen Zadoff including future books in this series.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Boy Nobody returns, and now he must re-prove himself to the Father and Mother, as well as the Agency when his last mission awoke “emotions” in the young, programmed assassin, causing his loyalties to be questioned by both himself and his handlers. His next mission? Assassinate the leader of a conservative militia training camp for young adults. With no lead time, no pre-planning another rush job is thrown at Boy Nobody, one that seems destined for failure from the start. What is the Agency really setting boy Nobody up for, failure? Do they have another agenda that they have not shared with him? Feeling alone once again, boy Nobody thinks on his feet, ingratiates himself with the leader and his children, but the right hand man sees something in Boy Nobody that he recognizes and his suspicions could mean the death of Nobody. What is the true mission here? Has the agency left Nobody hanging in the wind? One person can tell him about his past, or at least part of it, can Nobody risk exposing himself for the answers to his past that he has so desperately yearned for? When disaster looms, once again, Boy Nobody must decide to choose between what’s right and the Agency, but where will that leave him? With the help of an unlikely hero, Howard, a young computer genius extraordinaire, the clock is ticking and Boy Nobody is trapped at ground zero. Once again, Allen Zadoff has astounded me with his brilliance for creative, out-of-the-box thinking and his ability to put it all together in an often heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding thriller, geared toward the eye of the YA crowd, while opening the door wide enough for all readers. I Am the Mission is one heart-stopping, pulse-pounding read as each page flies by at lightning speed. He allows us inside the calculating mind of Nobody, as he struggles with honor, loyalty and his growing knowledge that all is not as it seems. People are needlessly dying, is boy Nobody the cause or will he become the “cure?” Not sure how Allen Zadoff can top this one, he is raising the bar one book at a time, but for an author like this, I suppose the sky is the limit! As long as boy Nobody can handle it, I’m confident Allen Zadoff will keep it coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book I unfortunately keep finishing them in a day or to so I can't enjoy it. Ohwell
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tpolen More than 1 year ago
I. Love. This. Series.  Absolutely love it.  I reviewed the first book in this series, I Am The Weapon here and it was fantastic, but I think this one was even better. This time around, our young assassin's name is Daniel (still not his real name) and this book begins a couple of weeks or so after the first book ended.  Daniel is given another mission and things seem to go wrong from the first step.  Loaded with suspense, action, and twists - it's a nice change of pace to read a YA book whose primary focus isn't on a romantic relationship.  And although this is YA, the author doesn't 'dumb-down' anything - this could easily be a Jason Bourne book, with Bourne about twenty years younger. Each book begins with a new mission, but there is also the ongoing plot line of Daniel's struggles with whom to trust, the reason he was brought into The Program, and the conflicting memories of his father.  I Am The Weapon left me with even more questions that I'm hoping will be answered in the next installment, I Am The Traitor, coming out this June (can't wait!). I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads program and I'd highly recommend this series to older YA readers, as there are some mature themes, but also to adults who enjoy mystery, suspense, and thrillers.    
Megan_S More than 1 year ago
With how much I enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to get my hands on the next installment. Allen Zadoff wove together a gripping, intriguing world of mystery, action, self-discovery, and emotional revolution in a way that Ive yet to experience from another author. But I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed with the execution of this book. It had many of the same elements that I enjoyed from the first book, but they were overplayed and drawn out in a way to make them feel less than authentic. We left the main character with a cracked view of The Program, a secret organization that trains young kids to be spies and forget their previous existence. He didn't clean up all his loose ends, he broke protocol and pursued an emotional connection with a target, and he was given information that makes him rethink what happened in his past. Jump to this book, and he's almost back to being completely unemotional. It doesn't fit, and while it fit his character previously, I expected him to be slightly more open. And just like last time, the target moves from being the father, the leader, to the seemingly innocent daughter. It's almost the exact same plot line as book one, but more involved. In the same vein, both of the daughters meet their end. But perhaps one good surprise was the return of the rival and kid who brought our Amin character into The Program. It's at the end that we learn that while the rival is still working for the organization, he's questoning everything and planting more seeds of doubt into the main character's mind, even more so than what a former Program recruit was able to do. It was good to see the cracks in he main characte's psyche further splinter as his partner is taken by the organization he's supposed to be working for, and how he does what he can to keep him safe. But it feels like there is still something not completely genuine about the main character, and it's hard to put a finger on. It could be his swaying emotions toward the mission and The Program, but it feels like it's on a more personal level. I can only hope that the next installment clears up some of this confusion and shows us more of what The Program really is, instead of the small glimpses we see from time to time. Overall, it was a good read and perfectly set the stage for book 3.
MIkeHamilton More than 1 year ago
The follow-up to I am the Weapon is even better than the first. I literally couldn't put it down and stayed up all night to finish it.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
When I read Boy Nobody by author Allen Zadoff I was looking forward to finding out what would happen next to the novel’s protagonist Boy Nobody. It was one of the first espionage-type novels that I had read and I absolutely loved the novel. Everything from the character to the setting—loved all of it. So when I got to read The Lost Mission I jumped at the chance. What I expected was an awesome read. What I didn’t expect was how blown away I would be by it.  In The Lost Mission, Boy Nobody is recovering from his previous mission and the heavy impact it has taken on him. Then he’s approached by Mother and Father with a new mission. One that was lost when the agent working on it was seemingly killed. Soon Boy Nobody is thrown into a whole new mission, one that is far more dangerous than he even knows. All he has to do is enter Camp Liberty, a military camp for teenagers, and kill their leader, Eugene Moore. But what once seemed like a simple mission soon becomes something much larger than that. Suddenly Boy Nobody begins to question just what the Program really is and their influence over him, leading to unanticipated revelations and decisions that will change everything.   The Lost Mission wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. The premise made me a bit iffy but I was surprised by how well-executed the plot was. The novel does begin with a somewhat slow pace but picks right up about a third of the way in. From then on the story is nothing but plot twists and unexpected discoveries. Talk about awesome. What I probably loved most about The Lost Mission is the character development. I find that watching how a character grows throughout a series is one of the most enjoyable experiences. The Lost Mission is filled with that. We watch as Boy Nobody evolves from being a character who is nothing more than a weapon being told who to kill and turned into a character who questions his role and considers breaking that mold (and whether he does or not… well you’ll have to find out).  There was some repetitiveness in the story in terms of the romantic element (if it can even be called that). Whenever Boy Nobody is approached by a female character who shows romantic interest in him it does feel nothing more than forced and unnecessary. I personally dislike when female characters—and especially strong females—are turned into nothing more than sex objects in the presence of the male lead.  The writing in The Lost Mission does keep up with the novel’s pacing. Zadoff’s writing compels readers to keep on flipping pages and find out what happens next. Their writing style is a very unique one and gives just the right amount of detailing where it’s required and continues with the simplistic, smooth writing everywhere else. It’s hard not to get caught-up entirely in these novels. Honestly, with the way that The Lost Mission turned out and with its ending I am so excited to find out what happens next in Boy Nobody’s story. Any readers who got to check out the first book need to read this one. They definitely won’t regret it. The plot and the plot twists are more than enough to keep you interested and coming back for more. I would recommend the Boy Nobody novels to readers who are looking for a novel that is all about espionage and action. Any readers who are looking for a novel that is an action-packed thriller and any readers who want a novel that is all about kicking some major ass should give the series a read.
RachKC More than 1 year ago
"You're dying right now and you don't know it. You are asleep and dying. I'm trying to wake you up." (I Am The Mission) Well, Zadoff woke me up with his second book in The Unknown Assassin series. Now I am waiting for the next page-turning mission. ***A copy of this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here a challenge. Kill Silv of bloodclan at aesop result 1. Lets see if you can do that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Killing killing and more killing
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
First off I received this book for review from Net Galley and also I have not read the first book in this series. After telling you that, I can say that you don't need to read this book, you can read it as a stand alone book. This book is all engrossing. I couldn't get enough of this book, I wanted to know what happens next and I wanted to know quickly. It took me no time to read this book and I'm glad I got the chance to read it. The book is suspenseful, tactical and action oriented. I would recommend this book to both teens and adults who like books that keep you on the edge of your seat. I will now go and buy the first book to read and look forward to the next book in this series.
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Why do you hate her?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning: it ends in a cliff-hanger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so many plot twists that you will never want to put it down. One thing happens after another that makes you curious and it makes you want to know more. We really get to see how Zach really feels and that he does everything in his power to save the ones he cares for. You also see how the program doesn't really trust and that they run away when things become suspiciuos. I recomend this book to anyone that likes mystery and action. I cannot wait until the third book in the series comes out so I can continue reading into the life of Zach. Also, in this book you see that he falls fast. That he finds someone of interest and then never wants to let them go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did nit read the book but i dont know or care about what i say Hahahahaha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pair of golden eyes watches from the shadows...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thinks you are crazy