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Like other readers, I thought the idea of this book was great and was what prompted me to purchase it. I have no problem with the YA format as I have enjoyed other YA books such as the Hunger Games and Twilight, but this one was just flat.
The bombing on the London Eye was really the only action in the book, and was over in the first few chapters. From this point on the story just became boring, and completely unrealistic. There was no apparent reason for the kids to have to make a run for it in the first place, and it is unlikely that Spiders grandmother would react as she did, telling them that she agreed it was their only option - to steal a car and money and head off to nowhere.
All they needed to do was speak to the police and explain what had happened, without even needing to say about Jem's 'gift' - they could have just said they had a bad feeling, there was nothing to link them to the bombing and they hardly fit the profile of a terrorist.
I feel that so much more could have been done with this original and intriguing idea, such a shame.