Jem has a secret: whenever she meets someone new, 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.
Age Range: From 13 to 17
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Chicken House, February 2010
Publisher Marketing: 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!
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