Kincaid, S. J. Insignia

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What if playing computer games could save the world... And the Government's secret weapon was you? Tom Raines is suddenly recruited into the US Army to train as a virtual reality Combatant to see if he is good enough to help fight World War Three. Equipped with a new computer chip in his brain, it looks like Tom might actually become somebody. But what happens when you start to question the rules? In this first book in this fast-paced trilogy, Kincaid asks significant questions concerning the use of technology and the value of human life. Perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Eoin Colfer.

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'It's enormously fun, a page-turner-and-a-half,and it s yet another reason to be thrilled about the resurgence of sci-fi in the YA realm. I m already dying for a sequel.' --Kirkus Reviews

'It has everything I think an 11+ boy or girl could ask for in a book action, adventure, and a plot that races along like a runaway train, all anchored in the world of computer games. It also deals with themes such a friendship, personal identity, corporate greed and corruption. Despite being the first book a trilogy it also has a proper end to it, but Insignia doesn t need a cliffhanger ending to encourage readers to ache longingly for the sequel, the characters and the quality of the storytelling are what will have young people coming back for more. You can keep your Hunger Games, your Divergents and your Blood Read Roads, this is the dystopic future society that I have enjoyed reading about more than any others in the past year.' --Book Zone 4 Boys

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US author S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but she decided to become a full-time writer after spending a year studying in Edinburgh and living next to a haunted graveyard. Her favourite place to write is her apartment, and she has reverted back to being a lover of print books after a brief flirtation with (and expensive destruction of) an e-reader.

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