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The story is about Tom--the boy whose got the special "it" the military is looking for, but who is raised by his deadbeet dad and will never have the opportunity to make anything of himself. His gaming skills are so good that he attracts the attention off the military, and he's recruited off to military school to fight in WWIII....but in war of the future, no one dies because the wars are fought in space over galactic real estate using space ships flown remotely by--yup, you guessed it--teenagers in military school.
Of course, there's MUCH more to the story than that, but I liked the surprises and unexpected bits--so I'll leave them foe you to discover. Ill just say that Tom gets much more than he bargined for when he joins military school. The writing shines during the dialogue between Tom and his new friends--their banter is laugh-out-loud funny. It seems a bit juvinile at times, and I felt frustrated because one page I thought the author was trying to make me cry and the next page she was trying to make me laugh. But in the end the story wrapped up nicely, and there is plenty of material for several more books....which Ill be keeping my eye out for.
Perfectly clean and suitable for all readers who are looking for some good fun science fiction!
Print Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint edition (July 10, 2012)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
I bought this book on amazon.
The cover caught my attention right off the bat. I have been eying this book for quite awhile and finally bought it. I just adore the cool cover. I am floored by how awesome this book is and can't believe I waited so long to pick this book up. It is going into my favorite stack!! I adore the rappore the characters have with one another. I love the friendship between the characters especially Tom and Vik. They crack me up with their antics. The author made this book fun and intriguing which left me riveted until the end and had to pick up the next book and start reading. I can't wait to read more by this author, because I love the writing style, plot, and everything really! One of the best Sci-fi books that I have read! If you like YA books, then this is a must read! Tom Raines is a young boy who has grown up in the nomad type of lifestyle with a gambler father who loses more than wins. It is up to Tom to win bets and he does it through VR games which leaves little room for school. He tries to keep up with school but it is hard. When a new student grabs his attention, Tom decides to meet with her. They meet in a VR game and that leads him on a rollercoaster journey to the Spire where he becomes a plebe. There is something very special with him and his abilities. Will Tom be promoted to a Middle? What is his fascination with the enemy, Medusa? Who is behind leaks? Amazing book I give it a 5 star review! Can't wait for more!
Amazon Book Description~~
The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game.
The planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.
As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom's life completely changes. Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .
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