I finished reading Eoin Colfer's The Supernaturalist over the weekend, and I loved it. The characters were engaging, though I did see some of the twists coming, but such is life. This book wasn't nearly as hard to acquire as Prom Dates from Hell was, for which I'm very grateful. It was an interesting glimpse into the future, and one that made me rather sad to imagine, especially in the treatment of "parentally challenged youth."
So, here's what the book says:
In the not-too-distant future, in a place call Satellite City, thirteen-year-old Cosmo Hill is unfortunate enough to come into the world unwanted by his parents. And so, as are all orphaned boys his age, Cosmo is dipped in a vaccine vat and sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. But when Cosmo attempts to escape, he finds himself caught in a web far worse that he could have ever imagined, embroiled with private police, illegal racing gangs, and a corporation cover-up, until he discovers a horrifying secret that will force him to question everything he knows and everything he believes in.
This is a pretty apt summary of the book. I definitely recommend this little treasure if you have a couple hours to devote to reading. The only thing that kept me from finishing this quickly was work. *grump* Not that I don't love my job (insert slight sarcasm here), but it always seems to get in the way of reading. That, and my love for NCIS: Los Angeles and Chris O'Donnell *dreamy sigh*.