The Guardian - Momentum by Saci Lloyd - Review
‘I loved the setting, a future where London has had to rely on the help of the Chinese to stay afloat’
I thought that I would not like this book as much as I did when I first picked it up. Although I was a bit confused as to the plot in the first 50 pages or so, I soon got into it.
I loved the setting, a future where London has had to rely on the help of the Chinese to stay afloat.
A citizen, Hunter Nash, enjoys a world free of the RETScans that his friend Leo so loves. Hunter loves to free-run in the Favela, the land of the outsiders.
When a girl called Uma washes up and gives him a case containing ‘the codes’, connected to the Dreamline, a region of the lesser accessed area of the system, the Darknet, his whole world is transformed.
He has to keep the codes away from the Kossaks or they will be able to patch into the Dreamline and shut it down.
I really enjoyed this book and although it was not entirely my kind of book, I would still score it 4 out of 5.
Guardian children's books site teen reviewer
Sunday 28 February 2016 09.00 GMT