“The London Eye Mystery,” by Siobhan Dowd

“The London Eye Mystery,” by Siobhan Dowd, is a fascinating mystery novel set in London.
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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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Inkweaver Review 2009-04-13T10:07:00-05:00

12 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I loved Dowd's treatment of Ted in this book. Great characterization. I really enjoyed the descriptions of London as well. I hope that someday I'll be able to visit and "fly the Eye".

NathanKP said...

Thanks for commenting Ruth.

I too found Ted to be a very fascinating character. The fact that his brain ran on a "different operating system" really added more depth to the story. I felt that I could relate to Ted.

Anonymous said...

it is a bitchy book

Gagagahahalaaaaa said...

I love this book , we r reading the book in school but I dunno way happened to salim!

Anonymous said...

i love this book we read it in school

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

that book is stupid

quezadagenesis19 said...

this is thew best book i have ever read in my intier life

Anonymous said...

Bad

Anonymous said...

i dont like

Anonymous said...

The London eye mystery is a good book and I think the author did a really good job when writing it I think the author didn't reveal too much but he didn't tell alot about how Salim got lost

Anonymous said...

uhm guys where do you get this book? im in oman and i think this book is awesome but i dont know where you guys read the whole story. can you guys tell me?