The London Eye mystery

by Dowd, Siobhan.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 17 copies
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Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off--except Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. This is an unput-downable spine-tingling thriller--a race against time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The facts seem simple enough. While their mothers have coffee, Ted and his older sister, Kat, and their cousin, Salim, wait in a queue to ride the London Eye, an observation wheel that allows those locked in the glass-and-steel capsules to see 25 miles in every direction. A stranger from the front of the line offers one free ticket, and since Salim is the visitor, stopping in London before moving with his mum to New York, he takes it. Ted and Kat see him enter the capsule and follow his ride, but to their shock, he doesn't exit with his fellow riders. This book, very different from Dowd's searing A Swift Pure Cry (2007),  is much more than a taut mystery. In Ted, Dowd offers a complex young hero, whose funny brain . . .  runs on a different operating system (seemingly Asperger's Syndrome) and who is obsessed with shipping forecasts and with his inability to connect well with others. After several long days have passed with no sign of Salim, Ted must use the skills he has and overcome some of his personal challenges to find his cousin. Everything rings true here, the family relationships, the quirky connections of Ted's mental circuitry, and, perhaps most surprisingly, the mystery. So often the mechanics of mystery don't bear close scrutiny, but that's not so here. A page turner with heft.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A 12-year-old Londoner with something like Asperger's syndrome narrates this page-turner, which grabs readers from the beginning and doesn't let go. As Ted and his older sister Katrina watch, their visiting cousin Salim boards a "pod" for a ride on the London Eye, a towering tourist attraction with a 360-degree view of the city-but unlike his fellow passengers, Salim never comes down. He has vanished. At the outset Ted explains that he has cracked the case: "Having a funny brain that runs on a different operating system from other people's helped me to figure out what happened." The tension lies in the implicit challenge to solve the mystery ahead of Ted, who turns his intense observational powers on the known facts, transforming his unnamed disability into an investigative tool while the adults' emotions engulf them. Dowd ratchets up the stakes repeatedly: is a boy in the morgue Salim? Has he drowned? Been kidnapped? Katrina and Ted work together to solve the puzzle, developing new respect for each other. The author wryly locates the humor as Ted wrangles with his symptoms (learning to lie represents progress) but also allows Ted an ample measure of grace. Comparisons to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time are inevitable-this release was delayed when Mark Haddon's book (from the same publisher) became a bestseller-but Dowd makes clearer overtures to younger readers. Just as impressive as Dowd's recent debut, A Swift Pure Cry, and fresh cause to mourn her premature death this year. Ages 8-12. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Asperger's syndrome -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing children -- Juvenile fiction.
Meteorology -- Juvenile fiction.
Siblings -- Juvenile fiction.
Cousins -- Juvenile fiction.
Asperger's syndrome -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Meteorology -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
London (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
England -- Juvenile fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :David Fickling Books,2008
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 322 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780375849763 (trade)
0375849769 (trade)
9780375949760 (lib. bdg.)
0375949763 (lib. bdg.)
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