Numbers 2 The Chaos by Rachel Ward

Numbers 2 The Chaos

Written by Rachel Ward

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A gripping thriller set in a not too distant future tells of Adam’s secret and his dreaded power – he can tell the date of people’s death. As the waters rise and conditions in the countryside worsen, Adam and his Nan are forced to return to London. Here Adam makes the grim discovery that everyone has the same death date. What is going to happen? And what can Adam do about it?


Numbers 2 The Chaos by Rachel Ward

Like his mother, Jem, when he looks in people's eyes, Adam can see the dates of their deaths. It's hard enough living with this terrible gift, but life is about to get tougher. Adam sees that everyone around him has the same date - January 2027. Something huge is going to happen. Something bad. But what is it? And what can he do about it?

About the Author

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward, author of the NUMBERS series, grew up in Bookham, Surrey. After school she studied Geography at Durham University and, combined working for a number of local authorities with raising a family. She began writing in her 30's, starting out with short stories. One of these short stories formed the basis of the idea for NUMBERS. Rachel later came to the attention of Chicken House at a local writers' surgery and was signed to Chicken House as a result.

Her debut novel, NUMBERS, was the winner of Winner of the Flemish Children and Youth Literature Prize 2011 and the Angus Book Awards 2010, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2009 and the Branford Boase Award 2010.

The sequel to NUMBERS, entitled NUMBERS 2: THE CHAOS, was released in June 2010 and the third and final book in the series, NUMBERS 3: INFINITY was released in June 2011.

NUMBERS is currently in production as a film, and is being produced by the same film-makers who gave us This is England '86 and Four Lions.

Ward’s gritty YA thriller, THE DROWNING was published in May 2013. The second in the series, WATER BORN, will be published in August.

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352 pages


Rachel Ward
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Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2010




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