Boy Kills Man

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Boy Kills Man
Author Matt Whyman
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Hodder Children's Books
Publication date
March 2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 160 pages
ISBN ISBN 978-0-340-88195-8,

Boy Kills Man is 2004 novel by British novelist Matt Whyman about child assassins in Medellin, Colombia.[1]


  • Shorty is the main character of this book. When his friend Alberto gets mixed up with guns and gangs, he soon follows.
  • Alberto is Shorty's best friend. He becomes involved with a gang which leads to him becoming an assassin and his eventual disappearance.


  • Booktrust Teenage Prize (2004)
  • Stockport Schools' Book Award (2005)
  • De Jong Jury (Netherlands) (2006)
  • Wirral Paperback of the Year (2006)[2]


  1. ^ "Boy Kills Man". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shelfari Book Extras". Retrieved 31 October 2011.