Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: February 2012
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Adam sees “numbers” – when he looks in peoples’ eyes he can see their death dates, just like his mum Jem used to.
Adam has trouble dealing with his awful gift, and when he realises that everyone around him has the same series of numbers, he becomes deeply afraid of what might happen in 2025.
Desperate to find out what is about to go wrong, Adam spends hours researching possibilities - war, nuclear accidents, killer viruses. He knows something big is coming, but what? And is there anything he can possibly do about it?
The utterly thrilling sequel to last year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Branford Boase Award nominee, NUMBERS.
The knock on the door comes early in the morning, just as it’s getting light.
‘Open up! Open up! We’ve got an Evacuation Order on these flats. Moving out in five minutes. Five minutes everybody!’