Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Eyecatcher: Numbers by Rachel Ward

by Rachel Ward

Chicken House (Scholastic)
ISBN: 9780545142991
Release Date (US): February 1, 2010

from the publisher's site:

Ever since she was child, Jem has kept a secret: Whenever she meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die. Burdened with such awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. The two plan a trip to the city. But while waiting to ride the Eye ferris wheel, Jem is terrified to see that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today's number. Today's date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem's world is about to explode!

why it caught my eye:

Numbers is another book that I first read about in Publisher's Weekly. I'm really curious about this one. I'm intrigued as to what knowing people's death dates does to a person. Rachel Ward's Numbers is definitely on my wishlist and I can't wait to check it out.

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