Gamer

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Review

In a post-apocalyptic world, where most adults have been killed by a mysterious plague, Scott is just another street kid trying to survive. There is only one way out: by fighting in the virtual reality tournament. When Scott is picked, however, he makes friends, but he also finds out the awful truth behind the game. Now his fight is about more than his own survival.

This fast-paced, violent and bleak thriller keeps the reader engaged through every twist and turn of the plot. The topic is particularly relevant in a year when professional gaming has become a possibility and online, multi-player fighting games such as Fortnite continue to monopolise the interest of children and teenagers.

Gamer is intended for teenagers but is accessible for dyslexic readers and those with a low reading age. It may appeal to readers who enjoyed the film of The Hunger Games but find the long text inaccessible. Readers may also enjoy other titles published by Barrington Stoke.

The title is adapted from a story published as Virtual Kombat by Puffin in 2010.

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