Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338045291 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.8" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338045314 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
In this timely and thrilling novel, Ender's Game meets Ready Player One and several terabytes of fast-paced video game action as five gamers are recruited into a tech giant's secret program.
After Rogan Webber levels up yet again on his favorite video game, Laser Viper, the world-famous creator of the game invites him to join the five best players in the country for an exclusive tournament. The gamers are flown to the tech mogul's headquarters, where they stay in luxury dorms and test out cutting edge virtual-reality gaming equipment, doing digital battle as powerful fighting robots. It's the ultimate gaming experience.
But as the contest continues, the missions become harder, losing gamers are eliminated, and the remaining contestants face the growing suspicion that the game may not be what it seems. Why do the soldiers and robots they fight in Laser Viper act so weird? What's behind the strange game glitches? And why does the game feel so...real?
Rogan and his gamer rivals must come together, summoning the collective power of their Gamer Army to discover the truth and make things right...in a dangerous world where video games have invaded reality.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Trent Reedy:
"Divided We Fall delivers cover-to-cover action, intrigue and suspense, all with a gut-punch of an ending that'll leave you begging for the next installment." — Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Patriot on Divided We Fall
* "Reedy tackles pressing issues with prescient clarity and delicate sophistication.... This cautionary tale screams immediacy and urgency, a page-turner that rapidly moves toward a catastrophic cliffhanger." — Publishers Weekly, starred review of Divided We Fall
* "Powerful and emotionally raw, with sympathetic characters and a thought-provoking premise." — Publishers Weekly, starred review of If You're Reading This
"A moving study of war's long-reaching effects on families." — Kirkus Reviews on If You're Reading This
"Both heart-wrenching and timely." — Kirkus Reviews on Words in the Dust
"A beautifully written novel that introduces young readers to a fascinating culture." — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Words in the Dust