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By Rachel Ward   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545143004 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.28" x 8.03" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545142991 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.75" x 8.5" | Ages 13 to 17

"Engrossing and au courant... Numbers is ace." - The Los Angeles Times

Now in paperback, the gripping psycho-thriller that pairs sci-fi with a tender, touchingly real love story! Starred by PW and SLJ!

Whe3ever Jem meets someøne new, as søon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number i5 a date: the date they will die.

Since the day her mother overdosed, Jem has known about the num8ers. With such an awful burden, she avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. But on a visit to London, Jem foresees a chilling chain of ev3nts. The city's a target. The cløck's running out. The countdown is on to a blowup, and her world is about t2 explode!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Numbers

"A page-turner: What starts as a simple extrasensory gimmick grows into an increasingly engrossing and aucourant plot line involving terrorism, class tensions, and youth." - Los Angeles Times

"It's a gritty tale, unsparingly told, and debut novelist Ward demonstrates exceptional control of her material. Her characters remain true to themselves and their bleak circumstances, making for some excruciating moments.... Despite its supernatural premise, Jem's story shines a stark and honest light on the lives of teens on the fringe." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Gritty, bold, and utterly unique. Jem's isolation and pain, hidden beneath a veneer of toughness, are palpable, and the ending is a real shocker." - School Library Journal, starred review

"A lovely, bittersweet tearjerker about living life to the fullest." - Kirkus Reviews

"A moving portrayal of life and love lost." - Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

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