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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Despite himself, Tom felt his hands grow sweaty in his wired gloves. “Can you believe Elliot Ramirez?” Heather said, tossing her dark hair out of her eyes. “His ego almost explodes out of the screen, doesn't it? I felt like ducking and ...
Suddenly Tom felt kind of fuzzy and clenched up inside like he was getting sick. Ms. Falmouth leaned back in her seat. “You're competing in a global economy. One out of three Americans is unemployed. You need an education to be an ...
He felt almost delirious with his good fortune. He desperately hoped this was some very awesome gamer, someone spectacular. Someone with a chance of beating him. He'd kill for a real challenge. He hurled a look around.
He wondered if the sense of awe and excitement sweeping through him was what it felt like to be in love. “You're a gamer, too!” “Not exactly, Tom.” There was a teasing note in her voice. “Congratulations. You passed.” “Passed what?
He felt a surge of vindictive satisfaction at proving him wrong. “Well, son. That's unexpected. That's, well . . .” Marsh seemed to be fumbling for something to say. “He's made his decision,” Olivia said, triumph in her voice.
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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