Sunday, August 8, 2010
Speeding Bullet by Neal Shusterman
While waiting for the subway one day Nick saves a young girl who falls on the tracks. After his heroic act he notices that every time he flips a coin it comes up "heads" and Nick becomes convinced that he is destined to rescue people in trouble. As Nick rescues more people from harrowing situations his reputation grows, including a rumor that he can heal others just by touching them. Nick's parents and his girlfriend are not happy about his new fame and they believe he is putting himself in dangerous situations for no reason. And when Nick discovers a secret his girlfriend has been keeping from him, he begins to question his destiny as well but by then it might be too late to save someone important to him.