You are indestructible. These are the words that transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding... and it changes everything. After all, there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear, experiencing the thrill of walking through fire, or saving your friend from a beating in front of the whole school.
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others at risk of death. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? And why does darkness seem to be chasing them? Jacob only has thirteen days to figure out how to harness this terrifying power... and the answer is chilling: What if he has to kill the one he loves to save her?
In the context of a dark, unconventional superhero story, Patrick Carman has envisioned a high concept tale of intrigue, romance, friendship and adventure that probes deep into what teens face as they enter young adult years: navigating increasingly complex choices with greater consequences, as well as the gray areas blurring the definitions of right and wrong.
Oh, this was a really fantastic book! And it was a book that really makes you think-a gift that can let you save people, but the more you save, the more it becomes like a curse! Very fantastic! I enjoyed reading this book so much!
I really enjoyed reading about Jacob and Ophelia, and Jacob's friend, they were really interesting teens, in a situation that nobody should be in. Because it's not life or death like for professions known for them, at least, the common situations, this was a situation, where you pick, one person dies, and another lives. In the jobs, I don't think there's much choice, more action!
This was a book about a very interesting superpower, one that has a pretty devastating downside. It made parts of the book sad, but all the more worth it, to read it! Life is a mix of good and bad, and this book had a pretty good balance!
There were some really hard choices in this book. So I'm really glad that there came to be a happy ending, they did have a pretty tight deadline, but they did pretty good with the time they had! And then for the good times!
This was a really great book, and I enjoyed it a bunch!
Author: Patrick Carman
Read: December 21st, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded good!
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: April 12th 2010