When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim comes to visit London, one of the first things that he wants to do is ride the London Eye, a great ferris wheel ride at the heart of London. From the top of the London Eye a rider can see most of London, so its really no wonder that Salim wants a ride. But when the sealed ferris wheel pod comes back down, Salim has mysteriously disappeared.
With the police baffled and wild theories and fears running through everyone's mind, its up to young Ted to solve the mystery. In Ted's own words, his brain “runs on a different operating system,” and though that sometimes means that people things he is strange, it also means that he is able to notice small things that other people usually take for granted. Will Ted be able to figure out what happened to Salim before it's too late?
Siobhan Dowd's “The London Eye Mystery” is a relatively enjoyable book. The mystery's small, thick format is a little strange at first, but after you get into the storyline you forget the book itself, and are carried away by Ted, the unique main character. Dowd does a good job of revealing just enough details to give the reader a chance to try to work out the mystery themselves, but she doesn't give away too much either. I would recommend “The London Eye Mystery” as a pleasant and unusual mystery story for junior and young adult readers.
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