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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If our machines don't get demolished by Russo-Chinese machines, our country wins the battle.” “And who is involved in the current conflict, Tom?” “The whole world. That's why it's called World War III.” She seemed to be waiting for more ...
Oh, and don't forget all those people on the internet who say they've gotten his autograph.... They're all in on it, too, right?” Neil's spit began flying. “Tom, I am telling you, this Elliot kid is not a real person.
Elliot Ramirez is out there forging a future for our nation, securing the solar system's resources for us, and you don't hear him complaining, do you?” The bell filled the sim. Ms. Falmouth didn't even get a chance to dismiss them.
We've worked to catch you up, but I don't feel you're making the same progress as the rest of the class. In fact, considering that you're very rarely in class, I am finding this situation outright unmanageable.
Don't let that rat general tell you—” “I don't need him to convince me of anything,” Tom burst out. “I'm sick of this. It's the same thing over and over again. You lose all our money, and I miss school and have to deal with Ms. Falmouth ...
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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