After defeating the neighborhood gang, Naz hopes to go back to the quiet life of keeping his head down and pretending to be invisible. But the notoriety from his victory and near win over the chess master make that impossible. Soon, tragedy strikes and the gang is back.
Young readers will enjoy the thrilling tale of Naz Anderson as he realizes his internal powers to protect his sister and defeat the criminals with his own brand of justice.
Author: John Darryl Winston
Series: IA (book 2)
Paperback: 260 pages
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
The story continues where IA: Initiate left off. Naz tries to settle back into school and life. The gang in jail and his troubles with them are over. But he soon discovers that things will never be normal again. Excitement is brewing in the school. His brilliant game of chess in the park opens up interest and opportunity to join the chess team. His school counselor even thinks that it would bode well for high school and could lead to college.
As he is wrapping around the idea of joining the chess team, he is pressured by his friends and the coach to join the basketball team. He declines because he never played before and doesn’t even know how. But gives in to the pressure and attends try-outs. To his surprise, he is a natural. Not just a natural, but a wizard on the court. In time he remembers more details from his past, including learning the game.
Just when things are starting to feel great with his new exciting life, tragedy strikes. One of his teammates is found dead in school. The officials all say that is was a suicide. But Naz knows different. He knows it was murder. He know the gang is back to seek their revenge. The stakes are raised and he must fight to defeat them again.
To beat them once and for all, Naz must focus inward. He must uncover more of his forgotten memories and learn the identity of his father. Soon he realizes that the voices in his head, the nightmares, and sleepwalking are actually telekinesis and telepathy. But can he master his powers and defeat them before it is too late?
I absolutely love this book. I laughed out loud while reading it multiple times and even cried at the end of one chapter. It is a beautiful, emotional story. I especially loved the budding, teenage romance with the mysterious girl from the water fountain. It was so sweet and innocent that it brought back memories of my days in Jr. High.
IA: B.O.S.S. is a great book and excellent sequel. It will touch young readers with the relatable characters and life and excite them with the thrilling action and adventure.