Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. 

That's why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they're young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit. It's as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are--because no one else can really see them.

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the author of the popular Raised by Wolves series. A former competitive cheerleader, teen model, and comic book geek, she wrote her first book at the age of nineteen. She just completed her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale University and has returned to her native Oklahoma to teach at the University of Oklahoma. You can visit her online at or follow her on Twit­ter @jenlynnbarnes.
Published January 22, 2013 by EgmontUSA. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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In a fast-paced and simply told action story, Claire, who has spent her life being ignored, teams up with Nix, the boy raised to kill her.

Oct 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Nobody

Publishers Weekly

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When Nix is assigned to kill Claire, he’s shocked that she can see him, and he soon realizes that she can’t possibly be a Null, which makes him question the Society and his mission.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

When her watch said ten minutes till noon she made her way to the washroom and got her face back together and ran a brush through her hair and went out to the glaring street.

Apr 28 2009 | Read Full Review of Nobody

Teen Reads

Although it technically does fall under the category of “instant love,” since Claire and Nix feel an immediate draw toward one another, the author accounts for that connection in her mythos.

Jan 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Nobody

A Patchwork of Books

Just knowing that there is a potential home for books that explore all kinds of PoC experiences will do a lot to foster the writing of more and broader types of books.

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