Series: Numbers #1
Published by Scholastic Inc. on February 1st 2010
Starred by PW and SLJ! Now in paperback, Rachel Ward's gripping debut psycho-thriller that pairs futuristic sci-fi with a tender, touchingly real love story. Includes a teaser to the sequel! Ever 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 horrible 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!
Numbers is angsty and reminded me of past high school situations I had heard about happening but never involved in. Could definitely match up Jem and Spider to some of the people I knew growing up, but no real personal connection. I guess I was too good of a kid… So, yes, some but more of a hmmm wonder if that’s what it was like for so and so.