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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stev17's Review of Numbers by Rachel Ward

Hi! I'm back! I'm sure you all missed me terribly.

I recently read the book Numbers by Rachel Ward, and it's really spectaculous. I loved it.

Here's the little introductory thingy on the inside flap of the book:

"Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. Numbers that pop into her head when she looks into someone's eyes. They're dates, the numbers. Dates predicting with brute accuracy each person's death. Burdened by such grim knowledge, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. Maybe they can find happiness together, if only in the brief time that remains before his expiration date. But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chilling chain of events: The city's a target. The clock's running out. The countdown is on to a blowup!"

Honestly, I don't think that's a very good description. The whole London-Eye-being-blown-up thing isn't really the main story... It just starts everything. Jem forsees the deaths of a bunch of tourists while at the London Eye with Spider and runs for her life, dragging Spider along. Minutes later, they watch the London Eye explode. As it's a bit suspicious that Jem and Spider were seen running away just before the explosion, the police try and take Jem and Spider in for 'questioning.' Spider has been selling drugs illegally, so he can't be nabbed by the police either. He does have some money though. So, with Spider's grandmother's help, Jem and Spider steal their teacher's car and take off. During the beginning of their escape, Jem ends up shaving her head. Jem and Spider spend a few days on the run, and get help from a few unexpected friends. They're aiming for a beach in the south. Eventually, the police nab Spider while he is trying to steal another car. Jem doesn't get caught, and spends the night at the home of the daughter of a policeman. The policeman's daughter gives Jem some food and lets her stay the night and take a shower. The next day, Jem is walking through a town when she sees a police officer. Unfortunately, the officer sees her too, and recognizes her. Jem runs for safety and sanctuary at an Abbey... And you'll have to read the book to find out the rest. I know that my amazing little summary thing totally hooked you.

I LOVED Numbers. It's now one of my favoritest books in the history of the world. Es lo mas increible. The only bad thing was the end. I'm not going to tell you what happens, of course, but I will tell you that I cried. A lot. I'm talking buckets of tears, here. Waterworks. It was devastating.

But I'm not telling you what happens.

So, in conclusion, you should rreeeeaaaalllllly read Numbers. Really.

I rate it 7 out of 5 chocoltae bars.

It's around "death" level for appropriateness.

I thought that the cover was kind of amazing. It was cool, creepy, and fitting.

Later! ~Stev17


  1. This is an amazing review.
    Actually makes me want to read the book. I'm just not sure about the crying part afterwards tho'.
    I enjoy reading all your reviews on the different books you've read. I don't think I wrote as well at your age as you do. I think this reflects back to having a good teacher.

  2. This is an excellent review.
    You all write soooooooo much better than I did at your age.
    This must reflect back on having such a great teacher.
    Now I'll probably have to put my hobbies aside and think about reading another book.

  3. great book I hope you have a fun day
    from:little miss pony


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