The Gates - John Connolly I really tried to like this, but all I managed was not to actively dislike it. The kids are smart and likeable, the grown-ups do not get in the way too much. The villains are evil, but not everyone who should belong to the villainous party is actually bad. CERN and scientists. Scientists who take an e-mail sent by an 11-year old boy seriously. That's all good. But it didn't get me excited (and believe me, I can get quite excited about children's books). It somehow felt unfinished. I believe this to be the first part of a series and maybe further developments will add complexity and suspense, but I don't think that I will keep reading. There are so many other books and there's so little time.