Insignia, Volume 1
"Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won't be able to put this book down."—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent
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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More than that, and people wanted to see it before taking up the bet. He actually had about two dollars in his pocket. “Fifty bucks?” the man said. “That's enough. This is just car racing. You can race a car, can't you?
That's why it's called World War III.” She seemed to be waiting for more, so Tom ticked off the major players on his ... That was pretty much all he knew about the war. He wasn't sure what else she wanted. He couldn't list all the tiny ...
That's four notable characteristics. Do you want me to list more than that, Ms. Falmouth?” Ms. Falmouth was silent for several seconds, perhaps stunned at how readily Heather had answered the question. “That'll quite do, Heather.
It's the machines that do all the fighting in space. ... That's a computer simulation,” Neil had declared. ... That's who.” “Right. So I guess cereal companies are putting a fake kid on their boxes, and Elliot's big sponsor, ...
In fact, considering that you're very rarely in class, I am finding this situation outright unmanageable.” “Maybe I need an alternative ... “Tom, you are not taking this seriously—and that's your problem. This is not some silly game: ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jennybeast - LibraryThing
Initially I was irritated by the similiarities to Ender's Game, but that book never made me laugh out loud at the antics of the characters. Great, fast-paced, in places hilarious read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing
I love this book. It was highly recommended to me by one of my fifth-grade students. In fact, she repeatedly told me that I "had" to read this book. So, of course, I read it. And I am so glad I did ... Read full review