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  • 03/2018
  • 9780985787776 B078Z7CZRH
  • 294 pages
  • $10.99
Virtual Grunt
Thirteen-year-old Bobby Thomas knows the Everything League grand prize is way out of his reach. As a grunt, he provides challenges to the premier players of the VR game. When he suspects that the competition is rigged, the dangers of the virtual world start to rub off on reality. Bobby must unmask the cheater before he and his friends suffer a real-life game over.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 6.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Quirk offers a light sci-fi story set in the world of high stakes virtual gaming. Action packed and quickly paced, the narrative playfully explores identity and the intersection of real and virtual life.

Prose: Prose is engaging, accessible, and smooth, with lively descriptions of gaming action.

Originality: Comparisons might easily be made to other narratives involving virtual reality and gaming, but Quirk approaches the subject with a sense of adventure and warmth, ensuring middle grade appeal.

Character Development: Quirk's protagonist is a likeable underdog with a clear sense of right and wrong. Meanwhile, adult characters are properly antagonistic, giving readers all the more reason to root for the young hero.

Date Submitted: April 02, 2018

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2018
  • 9780985787776 B078Z7CZRH
  • 294 pages
  • $10.99

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