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I am so disappointed with this book. I've been looking forward to reading it for a few months now but for me, it just fails to deliver.
The concept of the novel is interesting: Jem, our 15 year old narrator, is able to see the date that someone is going to die once she looks them in the eye. This idea alone made me want to read this book, but now that I've finished it, it just feels flat.
Ward's writing is good but the plot felt very thin and it feels like she has bulked the book up with unnecessary plot sidelines and side characters.
I also disliked the main characters in this book, Jem in particular who was unbelievably annoying and whiney and it was a struggle to emphasise with her. The other main character, Spider, was more likeable but they were both written very two-dimensional and I found myself getting more and more frustrated with them.
All in all, a disappointing read. Which is a shame, as the concept is original and interesting but Ward has somehow managed to ruin this and written a very average book with stupid teenagers and awful dialogue.