Author: Rachel Ward
Pages: 285 (excluding about author, title page, etc.)
I simply adored this book! The main character is Jem, a 15 year old girl who tries to avoid relationships with everyone – for the reason that, when she looks in somebody’s eyes, she sees their Number. The date they will die.
Jem is a troubled, shy and lonely person because of that. But when she meets a boy called Spider, a boy in her class, she realises that even though his days left are depleting fast, she can’t seem to tear away from this relationship.
However, when they take a trip to London and visit the London Eye – Jem notices a minor detail only she can see. All the people in the queue for the London Eye all have the same number. Today.
This moment changes both their lives’ forever. When Jem drags Spider away from the scene, their movements are caught on camera, and when the Eye goes kaboom, their movements are questioned and then followed, and naturally, they run away.
This is one of the best books I have read in the last year or so – for the reason that it keeps you on the edge whilst reading – there are interesting things happening every page! It may not be the most realistic at times, but it sure does compensate with a fairly large amount of thrill.
The characters I adored, because they were described so well and were so like what teenagers are in the century, and it is hard to come by a book which accurately describes this generation so well!
If you are bored of the books where nothing really happens until the end, or you’re looking for a book which actually makes you slightly worried for the characters, then this book is totally for you.
I am so looking forward to the release of the sequel, Numbers: The Chaos. I can’t include the synopsis of the second book as it includes a huge spoiler about the first..
Rating – 5 Stars