I loved this book, as I have loved all Mark Watson's books to date. He is a brilliant and easily relatable writer whose books demand your full attention until you just don't want them to end. Though the concept of Eleven may be simple, the attention to detail and forethought required in bringing the plot together was clearly and crucially in plentiful supply. The main character, Xavier Ireland, is instantly endearing and draws you into his life story with ease. I honestly didn't want it to end, and cannot wait for Watson's next offering, surely by then accruing the critical acclaim that his work so obviously deserves. Clever, witty, insightful and absorbing; start by reading Eleven and you'll soon have moved on to Bullet Points and A Light Hearted Look At Murder as well.