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The London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
by Siobhan Dowd
I really loved The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. The story is narrated by Ted, a pre-teen boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Or as Ted himself puts it, he has a brain "that runs on a different operating system." It all starts when Ted's Aunt Gloria and her son Salim come to visit. They haven't seen these relations in years and right after their visit Salim and Aunt Gloria are going to move to New York City. On a day of sight seeing in London Ted and Kat (his older sister who is usually mean to him) take Salim for a ride on the London Eye. The line is long and they are soon tired of waiting. A strange man comes up to them and offers them a free ticket. They accept it and Salim goes up into the Eye alone. And doesn't come down. After searching around the London Eye, Ted and Kat are forced to tell the adults and Salim is officially missing. As their world is turned upside down and everyone grows frantic with worry, Ted comes up with nine theories about what might have happened to Salim. He and Kat are forced to get along as they search London for their cousin, following a string of clues and red herrings. What makes this book so memorable is Ted. His honest, interesting narration carries the story and we see the world through his eyes. Details about his love of weather and how he wants to be a meteoroligist are a nice touch. I definitely reccomend this mystery novel, a story that will keep you guessing till the end.
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