Kw-logo-smaller

Num8ers Book Review

Num8ers Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 10, 2010
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

What would you do if, just by looking into someone’s eyes, you could see the date they will die? Would you try to save them? Try to cheat death? But what if your attempt to save their life is what causes their demise?

Num8ers Rating: 5


Author: Rachel Ward

What would you do if, just by looking into someone’s eyes, you could see the date they will die? Would you try to save them? Try to cheat death? But what if your attempt to save their life is what causes their demise? Kidzworld reviews Num8ers by Rachel Ward.


Death Dates

Jem has a secret—she can see people’s numbers. When she looks into someone’s eyes—a stranger, a friend, a relative—she can see the day they’ll die. It’s a curse, one that keeps her lonely and afraid to get close to someone, one that she refuses to share with anyone…until now.


Spider

After her mother died of an overdose, Jem has been passed from one foster family to another. She had no friends…until she met Spider. Spider is a troubled teen with a good heart, trying to earn money by dealing drugs. He and Jem form an instant friendship. There’s only one problem: Spider’s death date is only weeks away.


Wanted

One day while hanging out at the London Eye, Jem notices a pattern. Everyone around them has the same death date—today! Something terrible is about to happen. She and Spider run for their lives, and not a moment too soon. But they’re not safe yet. They were seen fleeing from the scene and now the police are after them. With a bundle of drug money and a stolen car, Jem and Spider run from the law. But with their faces plastered on newspapers, how far can they run before they’re caught.


The Bottom Line

Num8ers is an amazing adrenaline ride. Its unique concept will keep you hanging on to every word. If you’re looking for a solid teen book that is both deep and exciting, definitely check out Num8ers by Rachel Ward.


Related Articles:

  • Possessed Book Review
  • Shiver Book Review
  • Uglies Book Review
  • The Hunger Games Book Review


  • 2 Comments

    latest videos

    F1106271117796

    What's Your Fave Kind Of Book?

    • Mystery.
    • Scary.
    • Romance.
    • Fantasy

    related stories

    About 20% of students suffer from dyslexia, a learning disability that makes them reverse letters...
    Prosper and Bo have been recently orphaned, and are willing to do almost anything t...
    Nita and Kit are enjoying some downtime, when they receive a call for help from a fellow wizard. ...

    Random in the forums

    american_brit
    american_brit posted in Debating:
    "catsrcute9" wrote: Sure, some people think they are in love when really it is lust but there are plenty of people, gay and straight, that love each other. I believe that it would be beneficial if we kinda cut down on the baby making. The more people on earth, that means that more resources are being used. In a way gays are doing you a favor. Odds are, early on, gays were most likely killed for being different. So it wasn't like they had to chance to evolve .   If gays/lesbians we made to have babies then gays would not even exist. Just because a century old book says that gays cant be married doesn't mean people are going to listen to it. Modify you bible to the now times. Rules change, so should your's. Interesting... And how do you suggest we do that? Prevent people from having children? Slowly dispatch of the current population? I'm sorry. Life is the most precious  gift. I don't believe we have the right take that away from another. *cough cough* Back to the main topic at hand... I agree that "there are plenty of people, gay and straight, that love each other." You're not wrong in that assumption. However, there are kinds of love -though at the root core it comes with willing the good others. (We should "love one another as He has loved us.") But the attraction and desire to be with another as as man and wife can be one? That's called lust. As a Christian, I believe that such physicality should be reserved for marriage with the intention of bringing new life into the world.  Like any group seen as different, homosexuals have been persecuted (ex: WWII) -as they still are. But in some cultures such as the Roman? Homosexual relationships were actually encouraged. Specifically, male relationships -many, not all, between those of striking age differences. Now do you believe these were sought out for pleasure or out of love? Haha, actually? The Book's been around for well over a century now... Perhaps, maybe there just might be a sufficient reason as to why. Now, to change the rules? Sorry,  no can do. They aren't mine to alter,  though they're certainly mine to follow (;  
    reply 28 minutes
    puppybuddy123
    I would spend the rest of my time with my family.
    reply 43 minutes
    puppybuddy123
    4:50 Halifax Canada!
    reply about 1 hour
    XxHelpImAlivexX
    "dreams11" wrote: "XxHelpImAlivexX" wrote: "dreams11" wrote: Welcome to KW. :3 Thank you! :3 You're welcome. ^^ How are you?
    reply about 1 hour
    sweettoothfan
    notebook
    reply about 2 hours

    play online games