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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... sidelong look, then answered, “By going to war on other planets, and avoiding fights on Earth, we.
“What, you think the American sheeple are going to question the corporatocracy? They're too busy doing their patriotic duty, gutting their own country to fund a war over which Coalition CEO gets the biggest yacht this year.
It's you, the American taxpayers, who keep the fight for our nation going strong. And thanks to Nobridis, Inc., the Indo-American alliance is more—” “Saving. The. Country.” Ms. Falmouth flipped off the video segment as Elliot launched ...
Should he have outright admitted he probably wasn't going to show up at school? She would've just yelled at him for “being insolent” or something. “This is not about me,” Ms. Falmouth went on. “It's not about your father, ...
Hearing it said by her made him think of living like this forever, of going nowhere in life ... of turning into his father ... Suddenly Tom felt kind of fuzzy and clenched up inside like he was getting sick. Ms. Falmouth leaned back in ...
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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