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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“I wasn't really asking. Now answer the question.” Tom started twirling his pencil again. This was how Ms. Falmouth operated. She questioned him until he ran through all his knowledge, messed up, and looked like an idiot.
the reporter asked Elliot. “That's the Greek god of war, I understand. It says a lot about your battlefield prowess.” Elliot's chuckle flashed his white teeth. “I didn't choose 'Ares' for myself, but I guess my fellow soldiers thought ...
“Let's just say, I feel like I know enough about Elliot not to buy the hype.” There was something coy in her voice that made him wonder if he was missing a joke. “And you really are a girl?” Tom couldn't resist asking. “I am so a girl!
... the enormity of asking a girl out for the first time and having the girl say yes beating through his brain. He'd thought this would be just another ordinary day.... A throat cleared. Tom noticed suddenly that he and Ms. Falmouth ...
If she'd asked him what he planned to be, he might've said he'd make his living one day the same way he was doing it now. Hearing it said by her made him think of living like this forever, of going nowhere in life ... of turning into ...
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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