Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publish Date: January 22, 2013
Pages: 393
ISBN# 978-1606843214

There are people in this world that no one ever notices. People forget them as soon as they meet them. They are nobodies. The Institute tries to find these people when they are yuong and train them as assassins.

Then there are people who can easily influence others, but feel no emotion themselves.  These are Nulls.

Nix is a Nobody.  He's been trained since a small child that no one loves him, it's not possible, and he's learned a lot of ways to kill Nulls.

Claire is out of school for the summer and is moving through her free time being ignored.  Then one day an old man speaks to her - DIRECTLY to her. She's shocked, and amazed. A few days later she looks out her bedroom window to see Nix pointing a gun at her.  Nix and Claire are both shocked to realize that the other can not only see the other, but that they remember what they look like.

But Nix was sent to kill a Null, Clarie.  But Claire is a Nobody too.

There are a lot of twists in the story and it really keeps you involved.  Yes, there is some 'insta-love', but in this situation it works, these are two bleakly alone and lonely people.

Excellent writing and a great story!

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