Railhead by Philip Reeve
I encountered two problems with this book: 1) it's pretty hard core sci-fi (space, robots, all that jazz) which is not my usual fare 2) It was incredibly complex and very difficult to process at this point in the reading-challenge. I should have attempted it earlier.
This really is a fascinating book. I liked the juxtaposition of train travel (which we tend to view as old-fashioned) with the high-tech stuff like sentient robots and direct-to-brain computer interfaces. It is perhaps overly complex for the target age range but serious sci-fi fans will appreciated it's devotion to detail.
Pages in this book: 353
Pages read so far in challenge: 2416