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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 elimin
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by EgmontUSA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Shambhawi P.
Feb 22, 2013 Shambhawi P. rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who want to explore their masochistic side
Recommended to Shambhawi by: the said masochistic side
*Minor Spoilers Ahead if that is even possible because everything can be completely guessed in the first few pages*

I deserve an award in masochism self-control. I finished this ENTIRE book without tearing a single page out and throwing it on the wall. I cannot even begin - at all - how I ever thought I would like this!

Oh, wait! I know! I exactly know!
"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
Eff this! This is NOT going to be the last book I read before the end of the world.

DNFing. If I survive, I might continue.
2.5 stars

NOBODY was not exactly what I expected. While Barnes delivered yet another good story that required an advanced imagination, the character development really ruined the book for me.

NOBODY proved to be an incredible world full of science. Everything was described with the use of energy. In this world, there are four types of people. First, there are the Normals. Normals have the ability to mark others and be marked. They have normal energy exchanged when interacting with each other, have
Good GOD, I GIVE UP! If you know me at all, you will realize how big of a deal it is for me to NOT finish a book, but seriously, UGH. I could not make it through this one. I made it a little over halfway, then started skimming, then a little more... then I skipped to the last page. If it wasn't from the library, I'd probably throw it across the room. Sorry, I don't understand how there are good reviews of this. I'm not usually this mean, but REALLY?!? How did this get published? I have way too m ...more
Ugh. This might be a good book for Twilight fans who enjoyed the dynamic of the abusive relationship between Bella and Edward.

This book is about a boy assassin, Nix, who is assigned to kill Claire. So he tries to shoot her but can't, then he tries to strangle her but can't. Then he tells her to kill him but she can't. Then they decide they belong together.

I also got tired of hearing how invisible and nobody-ish they both were. It was like, okay, I get it already!

I got about 1/3 of the way in a
Howdy YAL
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Assassins seem to be a popular trend in YA these days. Kristen White recently released Mind Games (a book about sister assassins) and now there's Jennifer Lynn Barnes's Nobody. The book itself has a very interesting summary-ignored individuals becoming assassins. However, what it fails to tell you is you might need your anti-depression meds while you read it.

Oh, dearie me.

This book hit a lot of personal buttons for me. I wasn
Imagine you were born wrong. Imagine that no matter how hard you tried, no one ever listened to you and seemed to forget your existence the minute you left their sight. And, hell, even when you were in their line of vision, they never really saw you. Imagine that the only thing you've ever wanted was to be loved. To matter. But you won't. You'll never matter to anyone. Ever.

That's a pretty hefty pill to swallow for a fifteen year old. But Claire isn't one to give up. Claire isn't the kind of gir
Let me first say, the only reason I gave this book a 2 star review was because I didn't actually finish it, so I thought maybe I should give good/okay credit to the part I couldn't force myself to read.

I created special shelves just because of this book: Gag Me and Eye Roller.

"But...but how can you not like this book so much when there are so many great reviews for it?" I can just hear you asking. I'll tell you why:

First I'll begin with the good things:
1. Cover
2. Beginning (Good intrigue with as
Ta§chima Cullen
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What can I say about this title? The ideas in it were interesting (Nobodies and Nulls), some of it lagged on the beginning (plus it was a tad depressing) but it quickly picked up it's pace once our two main characters meet. The cover may be as easily dismissible as a Nobody, but the content grabs as much attention as a full on Null. Overall Nobody is a good title but for me it didn't make me think "fireworks!"
This book hit all the right marks for me! I love dystopians, especially when it combines other elements with it. This one had a paranormal flavor to it with a bit of sci-fi, and I really loved it! It was a great concept with great characters!

So this society is exactly like our own, except there is a secret organization that is behind the scenes. They call themselves "The Society." They were founded in the 50s and are mostly a scientific entity. They have discovered that all beings use energy in
"You don't leave something that matters. You don't throw that away. "

Wait. What did I just read?

Let's see. This started with Nix. He's a Nobody, a person that you can't see and something that was so not special.

Then there's Claire. All her life she lived in the background. She has no friends. She always go unnoticed even when she made sure to get attention.

Nix was working for the Society. He killed Nobodies because they were a threat to the people. When someone can't see you, you became dang
This is a book I have no doubt will get mixed reviews. It's a book that in some ways is hard to take and depressing. It's also a book that is uplifting and encouraging. It's very psychological and that is why I think it will be a hit with some and a miss with others.

It does start out quite depressing. We have all had the feeling that no one cares, that we are invisible (or want to be), that we just can't be seen by the people we care the most about. Take that emotion and multiply it by at least
I'm pretty sure this book wasn't worth wasting my Saturday off over. I hate saying this, because I don't like to think of reading a book as a waste of time and I don't like it when I don't click with a book.
I enjoyed the science fiction-y aspects of Nobody - that there are people living hidden among us with special powers - and the main characters' plot to uncover the secret plans of a shady institution. That sort of thing will probably never get old for me, no matter how many different books i
This book is about Nobodies, people who don't really exist in the eyes of the world. They can be affected by people, but can't affect others.

Which basically just sums up this book for me. I didn't care. I didn't care about the main heroes. I didn't care about the plot. I didn't care about the 'blossoming' relationship.

The feeling toward the heroes wasn't a Clary-and-Jace level of dislike. Just a mild irritation that fluttered away the moment I put the book down.

Other than weak, melodramatic, o
I've really enjoyed some of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's other books, so I was hoping it meant I'd like this one. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it at all. I couldn't stand Claire or Nix, and the insta-love made me want to gag.

Claire has got to be one of the most depressing protagonists I've ever read about. She has zero self-esteem and thinks she's totally pathetic. I get that this was important to the plot, but it just made her terribly unlikeable as a character. For example, when Nix break
Meh. 2.5? I liked the concept of Nobody, but the execution didn't do it for me.

Claire is angsty and Nix is self-loathing, which is understandable. But the story spends a little too much time on that and not enough time on the cool stuff like assassins and conspiracies and action. The romance is an insta-love and, though it makes a little sense that they'd each be immediately drawn into a desire for some kind of an intimacy with the only other person in the world who can actually see them, remem
I want to congratulate myself for managing to finish this one. Like Nix and Claire reading this book made me want to fade away as was depressing because NOBODY's are depressing creatures. Almost every page tells of how insignificant Nix and Claire feels. I get it but it is just too much that I couldn't even bring myself to feel sorry for them.

Less than nothing. Less than air. Their mantra give this book a dark suicidal aura. The author can write but her characters has no development w
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3.5 Stars!

Nobody follows the life of Claire and Nix. Claire has been invisible all her life, people don't take notice of her and people seem to forget all about her. She walks the halls of school going through day to day life, knowing no-one cares for her - even her parents have to remind themselves that she's there. It's a sad life
Rating 3.5/5

Nobody is a bit of a strange read, almost as though the story itself takes on the qualities of the Nobodies themselves, becoming something our minds can’t quite wrap themselves around and hovering in a sort of intangible state where we’re never clearly able to determine how we feel about it. A Nobody is someone who goes essentially unnoticed, taking up space but never truly filling it as not a single person around them recognizes they’re there; not truly invisible but for all intents
rating: 3.5/5

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This book like so many other books had it's ups, and downs.
One thing I didn't really care for, was the insta-love between Nix and Cliare. I understand it must be nice for someone to finally notice you, after a lifetime of being ignored. But he had her at gunpoint, and when he was gone all she could think about was how much she missed him. As the relationship evolved it became a less creepy.

I enjoyed the concept of the story, because it's such a basic thing, being nothing.
It was okay overall. I liked the very end, even though it was predictable. I was very confused in the middle and the end but my questions were answered. I'm very glad I'm done the book though.
I had discussed Nobody with a good friend of mine that had read it before me, and I was a little worried about what I might get into when I started reading it. Especially after hearing that there are some aspects to it that I don't usually really care for, but I was really surprised by just how much I ended up enjoying it. I was still slightly annoyed by a few things that I will get into later in the review, but I felt like in the end it all really worked.

One of the main thing I was worried out
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There was an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer back in season one called “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” that dealt with the idea of people disappearing if no one one ever noticed them. A girl that was totally ignored became invisible and ended up carted away by a mysterious government agency. Fast forward to 2013 and Jennifer Lynn Barnes has taken the idea of invisible teens and a shady institute and spun it into her book NOBODY.

Like the Buffy episode wh
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The premise for NOBODY is unique, and upon reading it, even more so. Unlike previous books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, which deal with creatures seen before such as werewolves, the author now shares her own creation, Nobodies. No, we're not talking Kingdom Hearts-esque Nobodies here. We're talking people that are blink-and-you-miss-them. The book's tag-line? "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 soo ...more
The novel operates on the assumption that people, not just teens, will empathize and relate to the feeling of being invisible, of being a moth in a world full of butterflies. In this day and age where individualized beings are celebrated and sought after, think Lady GaGa, being invisible, being a Nobody, is feared. All those stories about traversing the hallways in high schools ignored by your peers – anyone can relate to that. In Nobody Barnes creates a world where energy is the determining fac ...more
Review is also posted here - NOBODY + a giveaway to win a print copy of the book and a print copy of Every Other Day.

Picture this: Your whole life you have been forgotten. You parents barely talk to you or even acknowledge your existence. You have no friends to speak of, most people pass you by without even a glance. You feel lost and alone but this...this is YOUR normal.

In a world where your either your a somebody or a nobody one girl knows first hand what it's like to be invisible. Sixteen ye
We've probably all felt like a nobody at some time or another, like we were in a room full of people and yet we were all alone. Some of us might have even felt like that at home in our own families. But what if it were really true. No one saw you. No one noticed you ever. You could shout in their face and they wouldn't hear you. Your parents had to have notes on the back door to remember they had a child. They would leave you at the park, in the car, at the mall. No one ever noticed you until... ...more
Claire feels like she is at the end of her rope. Nobody, not even her parents, cares about her. Imagine her surprise when she sees someone outside her window pointing a gun at her. Who would care enough to murder her? Her assassin is Nix who has been raised by the Society to kill Nulls. He has been told that Claire is the most dangerous type of Null.Is the Society wrong? Claire seems to be able to see Nix which confuses him beyond measure. When the Society decides to do the job Nix can't seem to ...more
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Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Nix is broken. He is confused, alone, and dangerous. He only knows one thing; the rush of killing. Nix doesn't kill for fun. He kills for a cause. "A greater good," his superiors would say. Superiors who had to set alarms to remind themselves of his existence. Even those who shaped him into the perfect assassin that he is cannot remember him. He is a nobody. Nothing.

Claire is a girl who lives in fantasies of her own making. Since no one ever seems to remember her - even h
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