Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters

Gamer Squad #1

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Review

Bex and her best friend Charlie are addicted to a new virtual reality game called Monsters Unleashed, which lets them catch virtual monsters with their phones. While searching through Charlie’s grandad’s attic, they accidentally flip the switch on a strange machine, and suddenly all Bex’s monsters disappear from her app only to appear in the real world. Are the gamers’ hunting skills up to the task of catching these vicious beasts in real life?

This fun novel taps into the recent Pokemon Go craze, and will appeal to gamers and sci-fi fans equally. Bex and Charlie are both likeable characters whose personalities develop and evolve as the book progresses. It is a fast-paced, heart-warming story that may even charm tech-fiends away from their screens.

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